Why Copper? – Alpha Guard

Why Copper?

Timeframe Bacteria Survives On Each Surface

In scientific studies, copper has been shown to kill microbes on its surface.

Copper is proven to kill bacteria and other harmful microbes and our fabrics are infused with it for increased protection.

  • Copper has been proven effective in killing many viruses. The study showed that within four hours, no viable viruses were detectable on copper's surface. In comparison, coronavirus was detectable on plastic surfaces after 72 hours.
  • Antimicrobial copper-infused fibers The proprietary copper fiber infusion is patent pending - It is a technological breakthrough based permanently binding proprietary copper compound to the textile fiber. This proprietary process enables the copper technology to be a homogeneous part of the fiber matrix.
  • Copper has been found to eliminate many bacteria and fungi tested per AATCC Test Method 100 in FDA Certified Labs and validated in clinical trials involving human patients.
  • Virus particles were more stable on plastic and stainless steel than on copper and cardboard, and viable virus was detected up to 72 hours after application to these surfaces (Figure 1A), although the virus titer was greatly reduced (from 103.7 to 100.6 TCID50 per milliliter of medium after 72 hours on plastic and from 103.7 to 100.6 TCID50 per milliliter after 48 hours on stainless steel). The stability kinetics of the virus were similar (from 103.4 to 100.7 TCID50 per milliliter after 72 hours on plastic and from 103.6 to 100.6 TCID50 per milliliter after 48 hours on stainless steel). On copper, no viable virus was measured after 4 hours and no viable virus was measured after 8 hours. On cardboard, no viable virus was measured after 24 hours and no viable virus was measured after 8 hours (Figure 1A).
  • Copper is meant to supplement, not replace standard infection control practices.
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