Canyon, TX, USA. March 15, 2021. For immediate release. A major US airport has installed self-sanitizing copper surfaces to decrease the presence of harmful microbes on high-touch surfaces.
Of all the economic damage caused by the pandemic, there may be no sector that was more harshly impacted than the airline industry. Officials at Copper Clean, LLC, developers of Copper Clean® Antimicrobial Surfaces, have confirmed that an international airport hub in the US has taken a multitude of measures to provide a safe and secure environment for customers as they begin traveling again.
With states throughout the US beginning to reopen, travel through this major US airport is expected to balloon over the coming months. This surge has promoted the implementation of new policies, procedures, and the highest standard for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention during the COVID-19 era.
The airport’s newest safety measure is installation of Copper Clean® antimicrobial patches that help slow the spread of harmful pathogens. As a pilot project, the self-sanitizing copper alloy patches were applied to terminal exit doors and evaluated for antimicrobial effects, durability, and aesthetic appeal over the course of several months.
Copper Clean® Patches were installed on multiple touch-points within a major US airport to fight the spread of microorganisms from traveler to traveler.
In contrast to bare stainless steel door hardware, the inherent antimicrobial capability of copper to mitigate a wide range of microorganisms provides continuous sanitizing action. Where pathogens were once able to live and replicate between cleanings, the copper surfaces now continuously provide protection from harmful microorganisms.
Copper is one of the oldest known and most effective antimicrobials on the planet. Rather than replacing all hardware and high-touch points with new copper components, these thin Copper Clean® patches cover the existing door hardware without losing design functionality or aesthetic appeal. This is a simple and long-lasting solution for heavily occupied points within the airport.
“This implementation at one of the largest airports in the U.S. demonstrates the effectiveness of Copper Clean® in support of reopening efforts.” says Trent Kelly, an engineer at Copper Clean. Airport officials monitored the patches during the course of the pilot project and used swab tests to measure microbial counts over time. “The results from the tests run by the airport team confirm what we already knew: Copper Clean® patches continuously decrease the presence of pathogens on high-touch surfaces. We are excited to now leverage this successful pilot into application of patches at other airports across the US.”
“The results from the tests run by the airport team confirm what we already knew: Copper Clean® patches continuously decrease the presence of pathogens on high-touch surfaces. We are excited to now leverage this successful pilot into application of patches at other airports across the US.”
Copper Clean® patches are EPA registered to neutralize 6 of the most harmful pathogens. Certain antimicrobial copper alloys have also just been recognized by the EPA as effective against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19). For more information on the pilot project or Copper Clean® please contact Trent Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.copperclean.com.