Antimicrobial copper makes Milan Linate airport safer

The implementation of KME’s SaCup range, a line of products designed to enhance the antimicrobial properties of copper, has started at Milan Linate airport to provide passengers with a safer travel experience. SaCup products are ideal for applications in public and generally highly frequented places – such as airports – where contact surfaces can be a potential source of infection and a health risk.

Thanks to the cooperation with SEA (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali), Milan Linate Airport can be passed through even more safely. Products from the SaCup range with their antimicrobial and antiviral properties have been implemented on a series of high-contact surfaces: Stair handrails, luggage trolley handles and hand supports in buses operating on the airport premises are now all made of copper.

80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted through surface contact. Especially in hospital hygiene, the spread of infections has long been a central issue. Nosocomial infections cause up to 100,000 deaths per year in the EU alone. The current Corona pandemic has drawn increased attention to other highly frequented places such as public transport, schools, gyms and supermarkets.

Thanks to its intrinsic properties, copper has a permanent germ-neutralising effect that causes the rapid elimination of viruses, bacteria and fungi.The SaCup line includes a range of finished and semi-finished products: Tubes, sheets and special films designed for use in a variety of environments. Hospitals and schools, retail and commercial operations, transportation and hospitality are just the most important examples of the many efficient uses of this new product line.