Metal of the Month: CuVerro® Bactericidal Copper Alloys

November 10, 2014

 

Available Alloys
706, 710, 962, 963

Available Forms
Strip, Cut-to-Length Sheet, Round Rod, Ingot

Markets
Medical, Builders Hardware, Emerging Technologies

CuVerro® is a class of copper-based alloys that continuously kill harmful bacteria* 24 hours a day, and the first class of solid surface material to be recognized by the U.S. EPA to make public health claims. CuVerro bactericidal copper alloys are the focus of some of today’s most innovative product development efforts in an ever-growing variety of markets and industries.

As the exclusive distributor of the alloys, A.J. Oster has played a central role in the growth of CuVerro beyond its healthcare roots into new markets ranging from hospitality and home furnishings to architecture and interior design. And we are poised to continue providing unsurpassed service and support as demand grows for the unique bactericidal properties only CuVerro alloys can deliver.

If you’d like to find out more about CuVerro alloys, please contact us via email at http://ajoster.com/about-aj-oster/contact-us or visit http://ajoster.com/products/antimicrobial-copper to learn more.

CuVerro kills bacteria.

*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 (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).

The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper products is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission (AJ-0004-1411). See www.CuVerro.com for more details