Antimicrobial Copper Film

What is Antimicrobial Copper Film?

Gone Viral Antimicrobial Copper Film is a game changer! It has all the benefits of copper with the convenience of a self-adhesive film and is nontoxic to mammals. Using cutting edge technology, it has been proven to kill bacteria. Copper ions are embedded in an antimicrobial coating that is supported by a layer of polyethylene.

How Does it Work?

The film has a layer of antimicrobial copper ions on its surface which penetrate and kill bacteria and viruses. According to Professor Keevil, a microbiology researcher at the University of Southampton (U.K.), when a microbe lands on copper, ions blast the pathogen like an onslaught of missiles, preventing cell respiration and punching holes in the cell membrane or viral coating and creating free radicals that accelerate the kill, especially on dry surfaces. Most importantly, the ions seek and destroy the DNA and RNA inside a bacteria or virus, preventing the mutations that create drug-resistant superbugs. Copper has been shown to have an antimicrobial effect on superbugs such as MRSA and Klebsiella pneumoniae within minutes and COVID-19 within 4 hours.

How Long Does it Last?

The antibacterial effect is everlasting, but it will need to be replaced if damaged.

Where Can the Film be Used?

You can apply the self-adhesive film to any high touch areas. It can be applied to surfaces such as stainless steel, plastic, tiles, and glass that harbour germs for days. Common applications are elevator buttons, school desks, mousepads, ATM’s, credit card machines. We are able to sell it by the roll or to cut specifically for you.

Desks at an English Academy in Korea covered in film

Cover your lightswitch and any other high touch area.

How Do You Clean It?

It can be cleaned with soap and water. Do not use abrasive chemicals or products as that may damage the surface and result in having to replace it.

Has it Been Tested?

Yes, it has been tested by SGS and FITI, internationally recognised testing and inspection agencies.

SGS and FITI test results

Antimicrobial Copper Film

Disclaimer: Laboratory testing has shown solid copper surfaces to kill 99.9% of certain bacteria within 2 hours and Covid-19 within 4 hours*.   Copper surfaces should be used as a supplement to and not as a replacement for standard infection control practices.  Users of copper as an antimicrobial product must continue to follow all current infection control practices.

*New England Journal of Medicine