Louisville, KY— Olin Brass and Aereus Technologies are teaming up to launch CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies – a new solid antimicrobial copper alloy solution that kills 99% of bacteria on contact and can be used to enhance nearly any form, shape, or type of solid surface material – including metals, heat-sensitive wood composites, tiles, polymers, and plastics.
Technologies and materials expected to significantly reduce incidence of infection
Louisville, Dec. 1, 2017 – The University of Louisville Hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, in combination with UofL’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, is the latest hospital facility – and first in the Kentuckiana region – to use CuVerro antimicrobial copper as part of an overall strategy to control infections. Copper is a known bactericidal material and has been shown to reduce bacteria loads on high touch surfaces by 99.9%.
In recognition of ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency at all of its U.S. facilities, Olin Brass was named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
It marks the first year Olin Brass has earned the award, the highest bestowed by the EPA each year. Read the entire announcement at the link below.
A new study from the Medical University of South Carolina reveals that stethoscopes made with antimicrobial copper harbor 91% fewer bacteria than those made with traditional materials, and concludes their use would likely help to limit the spread of infectious agents.
The bactericidal power of copper has never been clearer than it is in this terrific video press release issued by CuVerro®.
The video, a side-by- side comparison of CuVerro vs. stainless steel surfaces, shows a colony of the superbug MRSA superbug dying in minutes on the CuVerro surface while another colony thrives on stainless.
To access the video and read the accompanying article, please click here
In football, they say the best offense is a great defense. Especially when it defends your team against all kinds of harmful bacteria.
That’s Purdue University’s twist on the old adage after introducing CuVerro® plated products to its weight room and training facilities this past season. And it’s paid big dividends on and off the field, according to this feature published earlier this spring.
(June, 21, 2016 – East Alton, IL) In 1916, 100 years ago, the first bars of copper alloy were cast at the Olin Brass mill in East Alton, Illinois, and one of the great stories in the American metals industry began.
The Olin Brass story will be told in greater detail in the coming weeks as the company draws attention to its many accomplishments over the past century.
The story will unfold over several months, with each chapter available on a wide range of media, including the company’s website, www.OlinBrass.com, as well as through email, social media, and online news articles. It will culminate with a special event at the Olin Brass East Alton facility during the Fall that will include local officials, community members, and, of course, Olin Brass employees past and present.
“Throughout our history, Olin Brass has made incalculable contributions to the community we share, the industries we serve, and to people and companies all over the world,” said Bill Toler, Olin Brass President. “Reaching our 100th anniversary is an achievement of which we are all very proud. Sharing that pride is what this is all about.”
A subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper, Inc., GBC Metals, LLC, dba Olin Brass is a world leader and one of the oldest, most innovative and diverse producers of copper alloys and products in the world. With six domestic operating units and an international group serving Asia and the Pacific Rim, the organization is poised to maintain and expand its presence in copper markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.OlinBrass.com.
Ongoing energy conservation efforts at the Olin Brass mill are generating considerable positive publicity even as they continue to cut electricity usage at the East Alton facility.
The latest example appears in the October 2015 issue of the Illinois Business Journal and an in-depth feature article about ActOnEnergy.com, a highly successful energy efficiency program offered by downstate Illinois gas and electric utility company Ameren Illinois.
Calling Olin Brass the program’s “biggest winner,” the article details how participation in ActOnEnergy.com helped the mill reduce electrical usage by over 14 million kWh, saving nearly $1 million and earning the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry designation from the U.S. EPA.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here