PITTSBURGH, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing, has entered into a new partnership with Cu Healthy Products, LLC(TM) of Morganton, N.C. to launch The Copper Shark(TM) touch tool made with the EPA registered MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper.
Cu Healthy Products has designed an innovative shark-shaped touch tool used to minimize contact with potentially contaminated common surfaces found in public places such as door levers, restrooms handles, bank keypads, card reader stylus and many other areas. The Copper Shark(TM), is made with EPA-registered MD-Cu(29 )antimicrobial copper. This surface kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria*, and continues to kill 99% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination. By using the Copper Shark(TM), a patented device, you are effectively putting an antimicrobial barrier between you and touch surfaces that may harbor certain bacteria*. "Why touch it if you don't have to?"
"At Hussey Copper, we are excited about our partnership with Cu Healthy Products and the collaborated commitment to support and sustain American industry. The personal commitment from the Seidel family and everyone at Cu Healthy Products is great to see in a partner company," said Joe Mallak, CEO of Hussey Copper.
About Cu Healthy Products
Cu Healthy Products is a family business focused on improving people's lives through innovative products and education about Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI's). Founder Jason Seidel developed a simple solution for avoiding contact with touch surfaces that may be contaminated with bacteria* when his wife, Jolene, was diagnosed with cancer. Cu Healthy Products provides education programs on infection control practices in addition to antimicrobial products. Information about Cu Healthy Products is available at cuhealthyproducts.com.
About Hussey Copper
Founded in 1848 and headquartered in Leetsdale, Pa., Hussey Copper was acquired by Lynn Tilton in 2011 and is the world's largest producer of electrical copper bar. Hussey Copper manufactures consistently high-quality coppers and copper-nickel alloys for a range of industries and applications. Information about Hussey Copper is available at husseycopper.com. Information about Lynn Tilton is available at patriarchpartners.com.
(1)Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper, like MD-Cu(29,) kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within 2 hours of exposure.
*Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Antimicrobial copper surfaces, made with materials such as MD-Cu(29), are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.
SOURCE Hussey Copper