LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Olin Brass and Aereus Technologies are teaming up to launch a new solid antimicrobial copper alloy that reportedly kills “99.9 percent of bacteria.” The alloy, CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies, can be used to “enhance nearly any form, shape, or type of solid surface material, including metals, heat-sensitive wood composites, tiles, polymers, and plastics,” the companies said in a press release.
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper is a product offering from Olin Brass, a division of GBC Metals, LLC. The addition of CuVerro Shield™ to the product portfolio is said to enable CuVerro to easily incorporate its bacteria-killing copper solution into the production and manufacturing processes of its customers.
“The launch of CuVerro Shield™ represents a strategic expansion of the CuVerro® product portfolio and reinforces the brand’s leadership position in the category,” said Anthony Kulik, director of growth and business development at Olin Brass, in the press release. “Collaborating with a strong partner like Aereus Technologies has enabled us to bring insight-based innovation to the marketplace in service of our customers.”
Aereus Technologies Inc. is an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturing company that specializes in antimicrobial copper. Through its proprietary process, Aereus creates a thin, solid copper alloy layer that kills harmful bacteria on contact and can be applied to almost any solid surface.
“CuVerro Shield™ is a game-changing innovation that broadens the reach of antimicrobial copper to an endless set of applications around the globe,” adds Ryan Peyman, chief financial officer at Aereus Technologies.
The CuVerro antimicrobial copper is registered to make public health claims with both the U.S. EPA and Canada’s PMRA. It is available in a broad range of configurations, including strip, sheet, rod, tube, foil, and ingot.