Interest Group

Join the global Antimicrobial Copper community to network and keep updated with the latest developments.

The Antimicrobial Copper Interest Group has been formed by Copper Development Association for architects, designers, healthcare professionals, facilities managers, product manufacturers and material suppliers who wish to network and keep up with the latest developments from around the world.

Use the sign up box on the right to receive the quarterly e-newsletter and join the Linkedin Group for more frequent updates and networking.




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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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