Effective against viruses and bacteria
International studies have shown that thanks to its permanent antimicrobial properties, copper neutralizes germs in a short period of time: a valuable material in various fields of application.
- Using copper as a public health measure: the future of prevention strategies? 19 November - Read more
- The Copper-Action Hub: An independent board highlighting the value of copper for a safer and more sustainable future 14 June - A new European project has been born to emphasise copper’s natural antimicrobial properties, for a safer and more sustainable future. Read more
- Antimicrobial copper makes Milan Linate airport safer 8 June - KME's SaCup range, a line of products designed to enhance the antimicrobial properties of copper, has been implemented at Milan Linate airport to provide passengers with a safer travel experience. Read more
A multidisciplinary team
An independent board of selected international experts from the most influential sectors - such as healthcare, architecture and public transport – will share knowledge, research and possible applications of copper, which will be based on scientific evidence deriving from international literature. The members will provide an authoritative and stimulating perspective to identify innovative and possible applications of antimicrobial copper.
Security and Sustainability
On average, copper has an 80% lower bacterial and viral load than equivalent objects made from other materials. Thanks to its unique structure, bacteria, fungi or viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, can be quickly eliminated.
This precious metal retains all of its original properties during the recycling process, regardless of how often it has been recycled and used. It is estimated that around 80% of the copper extracted since ancient times is still in use today.