European Antimicrobial Copper Roadshow

ISKU Health Truck

The ISKU Health Truck is on the road in Finland and Europe this autumn, showcasing the company’s innovative range of antimicrobial copper furniture.

20th September 2016

With rising concern about antimicrobial resistance, and growing awareness of the role of the environment in the spread of disease, ISKU’s antimicrobial copper range offers a boost to core hygiene measures—frequent and thorough hand washing, surface cleaning and disinfection—by incorporating solid copper alloys in areas that will be touched often.

‘We offer the world’s first inclusive and versatile antimicrobial copper furniture collection,’ says Anne Laitinen, ISKU’s Health Product Marketing Manager. ‘With the correct materials, we can help decrease healthcare-associated infections in hospitals, and also reduce the risk of infections spreading in other workplaces.’

The Health Truck is a showcase for ISKU’s long-term product development, combining the antimicrobial efficacy of copper with elegant and easy-to-clean designs that are not only more hygienic but also aesthetically pleasing.

‘ISKU’s antimicrobial copper furniture collection is designed and made in Finland,’ explains Tapio Sieviläinen, ISKU’s VP of Sales and Global Markets. ‘Contagious diseases and antibiotic resistance are a glowing global problem, however, so our health collection has a clear marketplace around the world.’

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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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