why use copper & brass?

The surfaces of copper and its alloys, such as brass, have an inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful bacteria. These antimicrobial properties have been proven by extensive research.

Copper ions induce a series of negative reactions to take place in the cells of bacteria – causing them to weaken and break down.

Three main characteristics make Antimicrobial Copper the most effective touch surface material:

Continuously kills microbes

  • Efficacy as an antimicrobial is scientifically proven to be far more effective than silver-containing coatings
  • Proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections
  • The only solid metal touch surface approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Never wears out

  • Continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action
  • Remains effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and re-contamination
  • Natural oxidation does not impair efficacy.

Safe to use

  • Not harmful to people or the environment
  • Inherently antimicrobial, no chemicals added
  • Completely recyclable.