Plastics have played a key role in assisting healthcare workers and members of society during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cupron, responding to market demand, began production of reusable copper embedded face masks in March of 2020.
Unfortunately, we are not able to sell reusable Cupron face masks to individuals or in small quantities at this time. They’re being sold in case quantities of 1000 to healthcare, and healthcare critical support,municipalities/first responders, and long term care facilities, they are not for resale to the general public.
Cupron exhibited for the first time at the CLEAN show in New Orleans in June of 2019. The Clean show is North America’s largest exposition for laundering, drycleaning, textile care services, supplies, and equipment. The Clean Show creates a platform that brings together all industry professionals to network, educate, and share the latest technologies in the industry.
Cupron’s own Alastair Monk was a panelist during the ALM session “New Textile Technologies for Infection Prevention” on Thursday Morning. The session covered:
An increasing number of studies show that healthcare-associated infection rates may be improved by adding antimicrobial textiles to hospital infection prevention efforts. We’ll review and discuss the range of available antimicrobial products and technologies, discuss evaluation criteria, and the impact of any process changes on hospitals and laundries.
Via Seating has developed a unique copper infused mesh by partnering with Cupron, utilizing their copper-based proprietary and patented technology. The copper mesh works by physically embedding an EPA registered copper into the fibers of our Via Seating copper mesh. Through this process, the copper will not wear off like topically applied alternatives. The result is a self-sanitizing, copper-infused mesh that has strong biocidal, antifungal, and antiviral properties. There are additional anti-odor properties to the copper mesh as well.
Third party testing was performed using three different microorganisms; Staphylococcus aureus, a gram positive bacteria, Klebsiella pneumoniae, a gram negative bacteria and Candida albicans (a yeast) per AATCC-100 on the following surface textiles currently in use in clinical environments:
– Genie Copper Mesh®.
– Genie® Mesh (without infused copper).
These results showed that the Genie Copper Mesh® outperformed the textiles currently in use in clinical areas. Therefore, this mesh back task chair is better than a fully upholstered back task chair for clinical areas and is equal to chairs upholstered with Silvertex.
An increasing number of published trials demonstrate the role of copper as an effective infection prevention measure. With continuously self-sanitizing properties, surfaces embedded with copper are additive to episodic environmental cleaning products and technologies.
In this session we will examine the impact on HAI of embedding copper into the most frequently touched and contaminated (C. diff and MRSA) surfaces in the room. In 2017, Sentara Healthcare expanded the deployment of copper patient gowns and bed linens to an additional six hospitals. Join us as Jacque Butler shares data showing statistically significant reductions in HAI.
Cupron Medical Textiles have been recognized as on of the “100 Infection Control Products to know in 2018.”
“Patient safety and infection control are critical for hospitals and healthcare providers to produce the best possible outcomes for patients and avoid preventable infections and errors. This list examines technology and products designed to disinfect medical instruments and operating rooms, reduce preventable complications, stop the spread of germs and make surgery safer for patients.
The products featured here include UV disinfectants, catheters and central lines, disinfectants and detergents, hand hygiene products, health technology, reprocessing, products for surgical procedures and textiles among other items designed for infection control.
The Becker’s Healthcare editorial team developed this list based on nominations and internal research. Companies do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Products are listed in alphabetical order by category.”
This month Under Armour debuted a new version of their best selling men’s boxer jock featuring Cupron’s antifungal technology. The boxer jock is available in sizes from XS-5XL and a variety of colors from various retail outlets selling the UA brand. The product description:
Cupron AntiFungal Pro Fibers kill 99.9% of the jock itch fungus (T. mentagrophtes) after 12 hours of contact with fibers. Lightweight, smooth HeatGear fabric & articulated mesh fly panel. 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction. Material wicks sweat & dries really fast.
FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Netafim USA, the leading provider of innovative drip irrigation solutions for landscape and agriculture applications, announced today that its industry-leading Techline HCVXR landscape dripline has won the 2016 Irrigation Show People’s Choice Award in the Landscape Irrigation category of the New Product Contest. The People’s Choice award, given annually since 2012, recognizes the most innovative products released in the last 12 months and is voted on by attendees at the Irrigation Association Show and Education Conference, which was held this year in Las Vegas from December 5-8, 2016.
“We’re delighted to be recognized by the Irrigation Association and industry colleagues for HCVXR, as it sets a new standard for innovation with its unparalleled features, functions, and attributes, many of which are found in Netafim’s agricultural-grade driplines”
The latest addition to the best-selling line of landscape dripline, Netafim’s Techline HCVXR is the only landscape dripline that infuses Cupron® copper oxide directly into the mold of each emitter to provide a long lasting root barrier for subsurface drip irrigation systems. By embedding copper oxide into the material used to create each emitter during the manufacturing process, the dripline’s root resistant properties will not wash off or migrate out of the emitter after years of use.
“Cupron has occupied office space for six years in the Virginia Biotechnology Park’s downtown campus, which includes an incubator space for startup companies in advanced technology.
Cupron is moving from a 2,000-square-foot office at the Biotech Center to a facility in the Interport Business Park near Richmond International Airport. The facility has 3,000 square feet of office space and 11,000 square feet of warehouse space, according to an announcement Wednesday from the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.
In a statement, Cupron’s chief executive officer, Chris Andrews, said the company’s time working at the Biotechnology Park has been “invaluable.”
“Now, as we transition from clinical to commercial deployment on a broad scale and geographies, Cupron needs to occupy its own commercial space with expanded logistical capabilities,” Andrews said.
“It is a tremendous milestone for Cupron, and we appreciate all of the support from the Research Park that has been critical to getting us here,” he said.”