How it works

The antimicrobial additive, enclosed in a polymer matrix or resin, is incorporated in the manufacturing process of the product. Once it is in the product, the additive releases copper ions in a continuous and controlled manner.

The microbes that come in contact with the surface of the product containing the antimicrobial additive suffer irreparable damage to their cell membrane, causing them to lose the vital nutrients and water necessary for their survival.

The CopperBiocare advantage:

CopperBiocare antimicrobial additive advantages over others:

  • It is a copper based additive, which is an essential element for life.
  • Copper is the only metal certified by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as an antimicrobial agent.
  • Copper is effective against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms such as Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (ERC).
  • Its unique technology allows it to absorb copper-based nanostructures onto the surface of an inert carrier, thus prolonging the effect of the antimicrobial activity in order to fulfil the products’ requirements.

Advantages of polymers and resins with the CopperBiocare additive:

  • Continuously release copper ions in a controlled manner.
  • They maintain the original matrix properties: processability, mechanical and chemical resistance.
  • The additive is incorporated to the normal manufacturing process without altering it.