Polar Air Supply and Hussey Copper Introduce First Line of EPA Registered Copper Ducts Combating Odor-Causing Mold and Mildew


PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2014 - Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing, has entered into a new partnership with Polar Air Supply, LLC of Riviera Beach, Fl. for a new line of copper ducts to raise Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system efficiency by combating odor-causing mold and mildew.

HVAC system components operate in warm, dark, humid environments that are ideal breeding grounds for mold and mildew that cause odors and can reduce system efficiency.  According to the Copper Development Association, laboratory testing* on odor-causing mold and mildew has shown that copper materials, like MD-Cu29 from Hussey Copper, can inhibit the growth of these organisms. These findings show the advantage of material like MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper over galvanized steel surfaces because of it's inherent ability to inhibit the growth of odor-causing mold.

Polar Air Supply has produced the first copper insulated ducts available at the retail and consumer levels with EPA registered product protection claims about suppressing the growth of bacteria and molds that reduce system efficiency and cause product deterioration or foul odors.  Polar Air Supply, a leading UL 181 metal duct manufacturer, is leading the charge to introduce copper ducts in hospitals, schools, healthcare facilities and laboratories.

"At Hussey Copper, we are excited about our partnership with Polar Air Supply as part of both companies efforts to support American industry.  We share the drive to link technology and manufacturing through innovation of product and process," said Joe Mallak, CEO of Hussey Copper.


Polar Air Supply products are readily available directly from the company at polarairsupply.com or by contacting (561) 248-2479.  MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper products can be easily researched and purchased online at mdcu29.com.

About Polar Air Supply

Polar Air Supply is a family owned business and a leading HVAC UL 181 metal duct manufacturer. Founder and owner, Jon Bell, strives for cost-effective innovation with his new copper insulated ducts for commercial and residential applications.  Information about Polar Air Supply is available at polarairsupply.com.

About Hussey Copper

Founded in 1848 and headquartered in Leetsdale, Pa., Hussey Copper was acquired by Lynn Tilton in 2011 and is the world's largest producer of electrical copper bar. Hussey Copper manufactures consistently high-quality coppers and copper-nickel alloys for a range of industries and applications. Information about Hussey Copper is available at husseycopper.com.  Information about Lynn Tilton is available at patriarchpartners.com.

*  EPA Registration No. 89187-L


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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.

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.