U.S. EPA Registered Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
Over 500 copper alloys are registered with the U.S. EPA to make antimicrobial public health claims. Download a complete listing of EPA registered alloys.
Antimicrobial Copper Fabricators
Currently the following Antimicrobial Copper Alloy Fabricators have an EPA registration and are positioning to use the Antimicrobial Copper Mark.
*If you are looking to purchase E.P.A. registered Antimicrobial Copper in bulk quantities, please contact the companies below. However, If you are looking for finished products to be installed in your facility, please click here. *
- Chase Brass and Copper Co., LLC
Visit website: www.chasebrass.com
Contact: Tom Christie - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drawn Metal Tube
Visit website: www.drawnmetal.com
Contact: Richard Bacharach - email@example.com
Phone: 800-221-5579 ext. 202
- Hussey Copper
Visit website: www.MD-Cu29.com
Contact: Hussey Copper Customer Care Team
Products: Sheet, strip, plate, bar
- Olin Brass/CuVerro
Visit website: www.cuverro.com
Contact: Jill Miller Jill.Miller@olinbrass.com
Products: Coil, plate, sheet, strip, and tube
- PMX Industries
Visit website: www.microguard.info
Contact: Karen Brown - Karen.Brown@ipmx.com
Products: Coil, plate, sheet, strip, tube and ingot
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.
Some specific 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 important that current hygiene practices are continued, including those related to the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces.
*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas 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 or infections; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.