20 August 2020
Bacteria and viruses are rapidly killed on metallic copper surfaces. While the phenomenon was already known in ancient times, it is currently receiving renewed attention.
The surfaces we touch in our daily routine can be a vector of transmission. Indeed, the virus that causes Covid-19 can persist on plastic and stainless steel for up to three days. This only underlines the importance of continually disinfecting and cleaning surfaces that are frequently touched.
By simply changing the texture of the surfaces we use, or coating them with substances that kill bacteria and viruses more quickly, it is possible to defeat infectious organisms before they even get into our bodies.
Copper is both antiviral and antibacterial and able to kill over 99.97% of bacteria within a matter of hours. Using the metal on frequently touched hotspots such as desks, door handles, switches etc. could help to reduce contamination and the resulting spread of microbes.
Our product MIRO® CU is a high-tech material manufactured in a nanotechnology process (PVD) and developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as its copper coating makes this surface antimicrobial. The elementary copper is bonded onto the anodised aluminium base and builds a lasting connection.
Research has confirmed that MIRO® CU fights germs most effectively. Its smooth surface of pure copper has been proven in lab tests to eliminate up to 99.97% of bacteria and viruses.