Copptech takes the antimicrobial properties of copper and incorporates them into various materials at a molecular level.
When copper encounters bacteria, it reacts through two sequential steps:
Upon contact with humidity, our technology releases copper and zinc ions, which penetrate into microorganisms, altering and eliminating their vital functions.
- 1. The copper molecule interacts directly with the outer membrane of the bacteria, causing its rupture.
- 2. The bacterial loses vital nutrients and water through the perforations in the membrane – causing general weakening of the bacteria.
Copptech technology can be incorporated into various materials for a wide range of end uses including:
- Textile yarns
- Non woven fabrics
- Polymers (Polyester, Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, ABS, EVA, silicones, etc.)
- Extruded shapes
- Injected shapes
- Varnishes, paints
Copptech owns this technology which is internationally patented.