Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
Since 2008, when Cuverro® antimicrobial alloys became the first solid surface materials to be granted “antimicrobial public health claims” status by U.S. EPA*, the market for these unique alloys has grown exponentially across a wide range of industries, from healthcare to education to hospitality and beyond. A.J. Oster is an exclusive registered distributor of CuVerro products.
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MEDICAL & HOSPITAL
Increasingly, CuVerro surfaces are supplanting stainless steel in areas and applications where an effective sterility program is crucial, such as operating rooms. It is also proving cost-effective over the long term, as its inherent bactericidal properties are not affected by scratching, handling, autoclaving and cleaning with aggressive chemicals.
MUNICIPAL & EDUCATION
CuVerro’s inherent properties are ideal for high traffic environments such as schools, government buildings and offices, and other public facilities where antimicrobial touch surfaces can play a vital role in any infection control program.
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING
Used as a substitute and replacement for steel, CuVerro can be used to form control handles, food preparation surfaces, machine components and devices – ideal for facilities where the risk of contamination could affect thousands and destroy even the most diligent company’s reputation.
HOSPITALITY & RESTAURANT
Hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants – that’s just a sampling of the food service facilities where CuVerro touch surfaces are being employed to help hinder the spread of infection and contamination.
For more information on Cuverro® products, partners, and the markets they serve, please visit www.cuverro.com.
*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Entrerobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7 and, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).