New Elkay Series of CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper Sinks Target Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI’s)

October 30, 2012

Louisville, KY (PRWEB)

Seizing on an opportunity to simultaneously build its healthcare business and make a real difference in the industry’s ongoing battle against HAI’s, Elkay Commercial Products has joined forces with CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper to introduce a line of antimicrobial copper sinks exclusively designed for infection control in healthcare facilities.

The sinks are designed to take advantage of the unique bacteria-killing characteristics of uncoated copper, which are considerably enhanced in the copper alloys utilized by CuVerro. Lab tests show that with regular cleaning, CuVerro copper touch surfaces eliminate 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure – an invaluable weapon against the hospital-acquired infection epidemic, which now kills over 100,000 patients annually.

It was a natural move for Elkay, a 90-year-old company that has been a leading supplier of stainless steel sinks to the healthcare field for decades. The new sinks are seamlessly designed using 18 gauge CuVerro antimicrobial copper, with exposed surfaces hand-blended to a lustrous satin finish and fully-undercoated to dampen sound and prevent condensation. Moreover, they are made from 80 percent recycled content and are 100 percent recyclable. And perhaps most refreshingly, they are as easy on the eye as they are tough on germs. “We are excited to present a line of sinks that combines form, function and durability with designs that are aesthetically captivating,” notes Elkay commercial marketing director Rod Magnuson. Indeed, the soft rose shading of the CuVerro surfaces represents a welcome departure from the overly clinical design standard in most hospital interiors.

“These new Elkay antimicrobial sinks are a prime example of the exciting new developments the healthcare industry has seen, and will continue to see, from CuVerro,” said Peter Gude, CuVerro’s Business Development Director. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with Elkay on this effort, which is a key part of our long-term commitment to develop a wide range of innovative products for numerous segments including the healthcare market.”

CuVerro is an Olin Brass company wholly owned by GBC Metals, Inc. and the world leader in providing antimicrobial copper surfaces for product manufacturers serving the healthcare, education, hospitality, and select other industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cuverro.com or call 502-873-3029