EPA Recognizes Copper's Antimicrobial Properties

April 2008
Metal Center News;Apr2008, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p46
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the antimicrobial properties of copper alloys. It states that the EPA registration for Copper has opened the possibility for hosting a potential new applications for red metals. Further, Warren Bartel, senior vice president and senior adviser for Luvata Group company, has expressed that the company could play a significant role in promoting the antimicrobial qualities of copper alloys.


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