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CU+ antimicrobial lever furniture
The Contego range provides two unique finishes:
- CS - Contego Satin antimicrobial copper
- CP - Contego Polished antimicrobial copper
Items in both finishes bear the Antimicrobial Copper Cu+ mark, making them easily recognisable.
Created from a unique copper alloy, the Contego range of ironmongery from Allgood provides the antimicrobial properties integral to copper, but with the aesthetic of stainless steel.
Antimicrobial Copper is the most effective touch surface material in the fight against pathogenic microbes. Killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure, no other material comes close.
Antimicrobial Copper is the most effective touch surface material in the fight against pathogenic microbes, killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure. No other material, such as silver-containing coatings, comes close.
Three main characteristics make Antimicrobial Copper the most effective touch surface material:
- Continuously kills microbes - Copper’s efficacy as an antimicrobial is scientifically proven to be far greater than conventional materials, continuously killing microbes that cause infections.
- Never wears out - The antimicrobial property of copper is intrinsic to the metal, providing continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action, even after repeated scratches and abrasions.
- Safe to use - As copper is inherently antimicrobial with no chemicals added, it is not harmful to people and is completely recyclable.
Touch surfaces should be continuously killing microbes – day and night, between touches and cleanings. Everywhere you look there are opportunities to upgrade stainless steel or plastic touch surfaces to Antimicrobial Copper.
By replacing fixtures, fittings and other touch surfaces with Antimicrobial Copper you can continuously kill pathogenic microbes, providing an additional weapon in the fight against healthcare-associated infections.
There is now a solid body of laboratory and clinical evidence to demonstrate the antimicrobial efficacy of copper against the most important pathogens challenging public health. It has been demonstrated that the following bacteria, viruses and fungi cannot survive on copper surfaces:
• Aspergillus niger
• Clostridium diffi cile (C.Diff)
• Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E-Coli)
• Infl uenza A (H1N1)
• Legionella pneumophilia
• Listeria monocytogenes
• MRSA (including E-MRSA)
• Salmonella enteriditis
• Staphylococcus aureus
• Tubercle bacillus
In the UK, clinical trials have been undertaken at Selly Oak Hospital - part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust – under the control of Professor Tom Elliott and supported by the Copper Development Association, where the approach of utilising copper items to reduce infection prevention was tested. The first results from the trial showed conclusively that copper is antimicrobial in a real ward situation and that copper containing surfaces had 90-100% less contamination than controls made from conventional materials such as plastic, aluminium and chrome plate.
Laboratory tests show that Antimicrobial Copper is the most effective touch surface material. No other material, such as silver containing coatings, or stainless steel, comes close.
Contego is the new Antimicrobial Copper range from Allgood that provides the properties of copper with the aesthetic of stainless steel. The antimicrobial properties of copper are undeniable, but a barrier to its use has been that pure copper has an aesthetic that does not always sit well with modern interiors.
By using a registered copper alloy in accordance with the Copper Development Association rules, the Contego range has the aesthetic of stainless steel whilst providing the proven antimicrobial properties of copper.
The Antimicrobial Copper and Cu+ marks are owned by the International Copper Association (ICA) and are designators of technical competence and understanding.
The use of the Antimicrobial Copper brand and Cu+ mark by an organisation indicates that Copper Development Association, on behalf of the International Copper Association, has granted permission to do so based upon adherence to strict usage rules. These rules guide that organisation’s understanding of the underlying technology and the way they promote, advise and deploy it in line with existing research, regulatory and legislative requirements.