Are you a service provider? If you provide consulting, design or agency services to relevant sectors you can benefit from becoming an approved service provider and signing up to the Antimicrobial Copper brand.
Clients need support to help identify key touch points and choose suitable products and equipment. They also often prefer to contract with one organisation who can supply a mix of items rather go and search out individual suppliers. We can support you as you fulfil this role and differentiate and grow your business.
Bacteria and viruses present problems where there are sick or vulnerable people, where many people gather or where contamination sensitive products are manufactured. Disease-causing microbes can survive on environmental surfaces and remain infective for hours, days, even months, and these can serve as a reservoirs of infection, waiting to be transferred by touch. But these microbes can't survive on copper or the many copper alloys covered by the umbrella term 'Antimicrobial Copper’.
Antimicrobial Copper isn't just pure copper, it's shorthand for a host of copper alloys that can be formed into durable, easy-to-clean, affordable touch surfaces available in a variety of colours and finish options. With over 500 approved commercial alloys, an array of colour, form and finish options are available to satisfy diverse design needs.
Copper has rapid, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, viruses, moulds and fungi. This makes it the material of choice for touch surfaces and HVAC components to reduce microbial contamination and lower the risk of transmission of infection.
Copper Alliance offers free technical, marketing and regulatory support to companies developing businesses which incorporate copper through their industry stewardship scheme and the Antimicrobial Copper brand. We will provide guidance to get you started and help answer ongoing questions.
Apply to use the brand and:
- Tap into the value of the brand for the most effective antimicrobial touch surface material
- Improve your business by making your products known to manufacturers of antimicrobial touch surfaces via the online directory
- Access the Antimicrobial Knowledge Sharing Site (KSS) for an extended set of resources
- Get free technical, marketing and regulatory support from the Copper Alliance network.
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.