Easy-to-digest, magazine articles

Here are a range of articles from the trade and healthcare press covering Antimicrobial Copper science, products, adoption and economics.  If you would like an article for your publications, please contact Marleine Williams at Copper Development Association.


Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces
Hospital Healthcare Europe 2015, Pages 135–138

An article by Michael Oko - ENT Consultant and Clinical Lead, and Department of Health Advisor on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea who has installed antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in his own facility - exploring how 'copper touch surfaces in the clinical setting effectively reduce infection rates and save lives'.
The Hygienic Properties of Antimicrobial Copper
FM World, May 2015

An article aimed at making facilities managers aware of the opportunities presented by installing antimicrobial copper as an additional infection control measure in new builds or rennovation projects.

Lower Infection Rates Through Copper Surfaces
Health Business, October 2014

This article looks at the business case for replacing frequently-touched surfaces with antimicrobial copper equivalents, as part of a new build or refurbishment, in terms of component costs and resultant savings due to fewer healthcare-associated infections.

Exploring the Wonderful World of Antimicrobial Coils
ACR News, November 2013

This ACR News article explores how the antimicrobial properties of copper can be harnessed for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.


Copper and copper alloys are engineering materials that are durable, colourful and recyclable and are widely available in various product forms suitable for a range of manufacturing purposes. Copper and its alloys offer a suite of materials for designers of functional, sustainable and cost-effective products.

Copper and certain copper alloys have intrinsic antimicrobial properties (so-called ‘Antimicrobial Copper’) and products made from these materials have an additional, secondary benefit of contributing to hygienic design. Products made from Antimicrobial Copper are a supplement to, not a substitute for standard infection control practices. It is essential that current hygiene practices are continued, including those related to the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces.

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