The Official Brand of the World's Most Effective Antimicrobial Touch Surface Material

You know it is continuously killing bacteria if it has the mark

Antimicrobial Copper is a whole new category of hygienic building materials that can supplement infection control practices in healthcare facilities and beyond.

No other solid touch surface material is proven to be more effective* in continuously killing bacteria* that cause healthcare acquired infections.

The Cu+ logo is used by leading manufacturers that have successfully signed up with the Copper Development Association to use the Antimicrobial Copper brand. These manufacturers produce hospital equipment, furniture and fittings that are used in today's hospital architecture and interior design.  They can use the logo to indicate that their products are made from Antimicrobial Copper, the world's most effective* antimicrobial touch surface material.

Antimicrobial Copper is the only solid metallic hygienic building material registered by the U.S. EPA to continuously kill bacteria* cause infections.  Learn more about our EPA registration and the rigorous efficacy testing that Antimicrobial Copper passed in order to obtain a Public Health Registration.

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The use of the brand is controlled as described below:

Within the United States

If a fabricator or product manufacturer wishes to use the Antimicrobial Copper brand, name or mark to market their products within the US, they must obtain permission from the US Copper Development Association and be registered with the US EPA at the federal and state level. Continued permission to use the brand, name or mark will require ongoing adherence to strict usage rules and marketing guidelines, as well as the ability of the user to document that all relevant products are in fact made from EPA registered Antimicrobial Copper alloys. Failure to comply with EPA usage rules could result in registration being revoked and/or legal action by EPA.

 

Outside the United States

If a fabricator or product manufacturer wishes to use the Antimicrobial Copper brand, name or mark to market their products outside of the US, they must first obtain permission from the International Copper Association or their local Copper Center. Continued permission to use the brand, name or mark will require ongoing adherence to strict usage rules, as well as the ability of the user to document that all relevant products are in fact made from recognized Antimicrobial Copper alloys.

 

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* Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, Antimicrobial Copper™ kills greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, Vancomycin-ResistantEnterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureusEnterobacter aerogenesPseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial Copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.  Michels et al, Lett Appl Microbiol, 49 (2009) 191-195 demonstrated that Antimicrobial Copper™ outperforms two commercially available silver-containing coatings under typical indoor conditions.

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