Marketing Antimicrobial Copper Products in the US
In the US, to make products from Antimicrobial Copper, the most effective touch surface material, there are several steps product manufacturers must take. We have everything you need to get started.
This section is only for manufacturers of Antimicrobial
Copper products for the US market
The first step towards making Antimicrobial Copper products is
to locate an EPA registered copper alloy supplier. The
supplier must be registered with the Federal EPA, as well as in
every state in which you wish to sell products.
To find a registered supplier of Antimicrobial Copper, click here.
Once you find a source for registered Antimicrobial Copper
alloys, you will need to obtain an EPA establishment number.
This number will go on product labels for traceability. The
process is free of charge, and typically takes a month or so
depending on EPA processing times.
To view a tutorial about EPA establishment registration with
links to official EPA forms, please contact us.
Once you obtain the establishment number, there are several
labeling and reporting requirements outlined in the tutorial
For Antimicrobial Copper product marketing support, click here.
Follow these steps, and you'll be able to make products from the
only solid material registered by the EPA to continuously kill
bacteria* that cause infections.
For additional support, feel free to contact us
*Peer reviewed scientific publications show Antimicrobial Copper
to be effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and moulds,
including MRSA, Influenza A (H1N1), Clostridium difficile
Antimicrobial Copper is the only touch surface material to have
efficacy data independently verified through the US Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) registration which supports the claim to
continuously kill more than 99.9% of the bacteria that cause HCAIs
within two hours of contact. Organisms tested are MRSA,
Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7 and
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis.
Further work1 has demonstrated that Antimicrobial
Copper outperforms two commercially available silver-containing
coatings under typical indoor conditions.
A study2 on a busy medical ward at Selly Oak Hospital
showed a 90-100% reduction in contamination on Antimicrobial Copper
surfaces compared to surfaces made of conventional materials.
Trials in the US and Chile confirm these results. Antimicrobial
Copper surfaces are a supplement to, and not a substitute for,
standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce
 Effects of temperature and humidity on the
efficacy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
challenged antimicrobial materials containing silver and
copper. H T Michels, J O Noyce and C W Keevil, Letters in
Applied Microbiology, 49 (2009) 191-195.
Role of copper in reducing hospital environment contamination.
A L Casey, D Adams, T J Karpanen, P A Lambert, B D Cookson, P
Nightingale, L Miruszenko, R Shillam, P Christian and T S J
Elliott, J Hosp Infect (2009).