During the past months one topic has reached all the main news around the world… COVID-19. During this pandemic, awareness of prevention and the implementation of new strategies to create materials with antimicrobial benefits have grown. In consequence, we want to share with our clients some comparisons between materials with antimicrobial properties. We'll address Copper and as well as Stainless Steel.
Copper has been one of the most ancient metals used in the world. It has been used in different sectors of daily life such as construction, coins, power generation and transmission, plumbing, telecommunication links and many more. Beside these uses, lately during the past years, one of its main implementations has been on surfaces that constantly are touched by people in places as hospitals, schools, libraries, etc. When copper is used in high quantities on surfaces, it has the characteristic of creating holes on the cell membrane of the bacteria’s and destroying the DNA & RNA inside of them in a couple of hours and killing the 99% of the bacteria.