Copptech protected Non woven products – Protecting the healthcare industry

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Copptech protected Non woven products - Protecting the healthcare industry

Copptech technology incorporates antimicrobial formulations into woven and non-woven textiles, polymers, resins and rubbers, turning them into biocidal products, i.e. they neutralise and prevent the action of any harmful microorganism, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, with an effectiveness of more than 99.9%. In particular, the development of non-woven fabrics has been beneficial in preventing the proliferation of hospital-acquired infections, as this line includes raw materials used in masks, medical gowns, pillowcases, caps and gurney covers, which are widely used in clinics and hospitals. Moreover, this is the same material used in wound dressings, pads and diapers.

“When the microorganism causing an infection comes into contact with a Copptech non-woven, it short-circuits its cell membrane, creating perforations. This allows the copper ions to enter, stopping the pathogen’s vital functions. Copptech technology helps to create an environment free of potentially pathogenic microorganisms around the skin, and if used as an adjunct in wound treatment, it will also contribute to the healing process,” explains Dr Luis Am├ęstica.

People protection can be promoted through the use of technology and innovation. At Copptech, we firmly believe that health and wellbeing are possible and within our reach. The use of Copptech technology in the area of health would be a concrete and effective way to work towards decreasing the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. E-mail us at info@copptech.com and we will tell you more about our partners who are already leading the way in the use of technology to protect through non-woven materials.

Certified projects and products

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Certified projects and products

We are committed to always achieve the highest level of antimicrobial protection to deliver safety. This is why we certify the efficacy of our products with leading entities, recognised third party laboratories and Universities with science and innovation trayectories, such as the University of Chile and the University of Southampton in the UK.

Copper is the only metal certified by the USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its antimicrobial properties, and because it does not pollute the environment. And our own Copptech technology already has four EPA registrations, allowing it to be commercialized and guaranteeing its performance.

The efficacy of antimicrobial copper is supported by multiple research studies, one of which was conducted by the US Department of Defense – presented in 2011 in Geneva at the WHO Conference on Infection Prevention. This proved its ability to reduce the risk of infection by more than 40% (Schmidt, 2011).

Copptech has multiple formulations, using different antimicrobial ingredients. We have certifications for all products on the market with our logo. Choosing the Copptech logo is choosing protection, health and wellbeing – all scientifically backed by the highest international standards.

References:

Schmidt, MG. (2011). Copper Touch Surface Initiative Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA BMC Proceedings 2011, 5(Suppl 6):O53.