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.

Mold, one of the causes of the world’s food waste!

mold in fruit

Mold, one of the causes of the world's food waste!

Fruit is an essential and very complete food, indispensable in a balanced diet. But a very prevalent and harmful problem in fruits is the growth of fungi and molds, in their growth, harvesting, transport and distribution.

These fungi or mold, not only accelerate spoilage, but can also generate mycotoxins in fruits, causing allergies, asthma and infections in humans.

In a study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology (2005), 251 samples of fresh fruit, including several varieties of grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and citrus fruits, were analysed. These were disinfected, incubated at room temperature for up to 14 days without supplementary media, and then examined for mold growth. The results were alarming: fungal contamination levels ranged from 9 to 80%. For example, 35% of the grape samples tested were contaminated and supported fungal growth; while 83% of the citrus samples showed fungal growth at levels ranging from 25% to 100% of the fruit tested.

This pathogen growth affects directly the fuit’s shelf life, producing large losses and contributing to food waste that has reached exorbitant levels, with an estimated 30-40% of food waste in the total of food available worldwide.

It is because of these worrying facts, that providing a permanent solution to prevent mold and fungal growth in fruit is so important to us. After constant innovation and development, a safe and effective formula to prevent excessive mold growth on fruit has been found.It’s time for biotechnology to join the automation of food packaging and transport. Let’s save millions of tons of wasted food, throughout the food production chain, with a proven solution that increases significally the food’s shelf life. To learn more about this solution for the food industry, check out our Packaging section on our website.
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Tournas V.H., Katsoudas E. (2005). Mould and yeast flora in fresh berries, grapes and citrus fruits. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 105 (1), pp. 11-17.