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Shieldex®
Copper-Tape

Inactivates 99,98% of corona viruses in minutes.4

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New product:
Shieldex® Copper-Tape FLEX

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Charateristics

International studies have repeatedly proven that copper has antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties, shortening the half-life of viruses, bacteria and fungi.1 A study carried out on behalf of the US authorities has shown that copper also inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a very short time compared to other surfaces.2  Because of its positive properties, hospitals use door handles made of solid copper.3 The latest laboratory results also independently confirm the effectiveness of Shieldex® Copper-Tape. The Eurovir® hygiene laboratory was able to prove that TGEV corona viruses on the tape are 99.98% inactivated after only 60 minutes.4 In addition, we have had another virus test performed in the Eurovir laboratory for Bovine Coronaviruses. Within the scope of this test, it was determined that after the shortest possible test period of 7 minutes, no residual virus was detectable (corresponds to a virus inactivation rate of more than 99.99%). The Bovine Coronavirus belongs to the Beta-Coronaviruses, to which also SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 belong.4  The renowned Hohenstein Institute also confirms the significant virucidal and strong antibacterial effectiveness of our copper textiles.5

antiviral

antibacterial

7 times higher Ion-release than solid copper

laboratory tested

Examples of use

The tape can be used on all smooth and metallic surfaces, the application on textiles is not recommended because the adhesive does not stick there.

Door handles

Window handles

Push handles. Handrails, shopping carts and much more.

Instructions for
door handles

1. Start with a clean surface

Clean the door handle so that it is dry and free of oil, grease, dust and dirt. Do not use window-cleaning products. They may leave a residue behind, making your tape cling less effectively.

2. Adjust the Tape

Place the tape with the long side against the handle and wrap around so that the tape completely covers the handle one time. If the tape overlaps more than 1cm, mark excess material and cut the tape to size.

3. adhesive bonding

Carefully peel off the backing paper by pulling it flat back on itself and stick the tape on so that the beginning and end of the tape meet at the bottom of the handle. Slide the tape from the middle outwards into final position.

Technical Information

Size of the blanks:
8 cm x 10 cm x 0,55 mm
Surface material:
Copper-plated polyamide fleece
Adhesive material:
Acrylat
Acrylic (adhesive resistance –40 °C bis +120 °C)
Storage:
Cool and dry, at 15–25 °C bis 65% relative air humidity

New product: Shieldex® Copper Tape FLEX

Ten metres long, two centimetres wide: With these dimensions, Shieldex® Copper Tape FLEX is versatile and can be used in a variety of customer-specific applications. It fits snugly to any handle surface and can be easily and cleanly applied to curves and the most diverse shapes. This prevents unsightly wrinkles. Thanks to the special adhesive, Shieldex® Copper Tape FLEX adheres to all smooth and metallic surfaces and also to the Shieldex® Copper Tape itself. However, it is not recommended to use it on other textiles, as the adhesive does not adhere well to these.

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Care instructions

Regularly remove superficial dirt from the Copper-Tape with a soft brush. In the case of very heavy soiling that cannot be removed, we recommend replacing with a spare tape to restore optimal effectiveness. The oxidation of copper is a natural process.

Safety Instructions

The tape is intended exclusively for mounting on door handles. Our polyamide and polyester textiles are galvanised with pure copper. Various international studies have shown a significant reduction in the survival time of viruses, bacteria and fungi on copper surfaces. However, since our Copper-Tape has a 7-fold higher copper ion release compared to pure copper,6 permanent contact with the skin is not recommended. This product serves as a supplementary measure and does not replace hygiene measures such as regular, thorough hand washing or hand disinfection.

  1. Caution! Product is flammable, keep away from fire

  2. Caution! Keep away from power sources – Product is electrically conductive

  3. Caution! Contains small parts that can be swallowed, danger of suffocation! Keep out of reach of children

  4. Caution! Avoid eye contact

  5. Caution! Do not swallow, do not put in mouth

  6. Caution! Copper can cause allergic reactions

  7. Color change is normal (oxidation)

Contact us

Feel free to contact one of our partners speaking your language directly:

 

United Kingdom

HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd
+44 (0) 1724 851678
jlawton@hitek-ltd.co.uk

 

International

Schütte & Bünemann GmbH & Co. KG
INTERNATIONAL TRADING
+49 421 33595-0
info@schuebue.de

Marahrens Sicherheits-, Industrie-, u. Verkehrskennzeichnungen GmbH
+49 421 69444-999
info@safety-sign-solutions.de

CMC Klebetechnik GmbH
Patrick Süß
+49 6233 872 359
suess@cmc.de

Confinexpo GmbH
Benjamin Rachid
+49 (0)40/456782
b.rachid@confinexpo.de

Employment Innovations Consulting
Andreas Dautert
info@empleument-innovations.com

CMC Klebetechnik GmbH
Contact Person: Daniel Escalante Moreno
+49 6233 872 359
suess@cmc.de

Brasil

Schütte & Bünemann GmbH & Co. KG INTERNATIONAL TRADING
+49 421 33595-0
info@schuebue.de

Employment Innovations Consulting
Andreas Dautert
info@empleument-innovations.com

 

 

 

DOLTECH Industrial Supply Jarosław
+48 663 399 758
tasmamiedziana@doltech.net.pl

 

Clean-Gastro s.r.o.
+421 /0/ 948339944
+421 /0/ 903808848
info@medenapaska.sk

 

Sanitools
0720 366 368
office@sanitools.ro

Рекламная группа «ЛИГО»
8(812) 441-29-29 доб.107
ligo.ru

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Shieldex® Copper-Tape is from now on
available from our partners:

WHOLESALE International

UK

General product questions

Do you want to make a quick profit from necessity?

Absolutely no. Statex is a down-to-earth, family-owned company that has over 20 years of expertise in the production of antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal textiles. Our products are already been successfully used in medical applications such as plasters and wound dressings for the past 20 years. In this challenging situation for all of us, we see it as our duty to apply our know-how accordingly. For this reason, we have created a product that should help to contain the spread of viruses. But even beyond the ongoing epidemic, the product can help to reduce transmission of germs of all kinds in the general.

What is the Shieldex® copper tape?

Shieldex® Copper-Tape is a copper-plated polyamide fleece (refined with pure copper) with a self-adhesive foil on the back. It can be easily attached to door handles, window handles, shopping trolleys, elevator buttons, pin terminals or other potential germ sources. Various international studies have shown that copper’s antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties can drastically reduce the half-life of viruses, bacteria and fungi.

At present, it is repeatedly discussed that a transmission of viruses and bacteria via door handles and other surfaces does not pose a risk of infection.

The currently widespread statement that corona viruses are not transmissible via surfaces is an individual statement by a German virologist. According to his results so far, he believes that “a door handle can only be infectious if someone has coughed into the hand and then reached for it.” If the results were assumed to be correct, infection would still be present via this not unusual case according to this statement.

US experts have other indications:

On the other hand, experts from the US health institute NIH and the CSC have concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive for up to 3 days on plastics or stainless steel, 24 hours on paper and up to three hours in aerosols. For this reason, US dollar banknotes have already been withdrawn from circulation and quarantined. Coin money, on the other hand, does not, because it consists to a large extent (up to 91.67%) of copper and thus disinfects itself.

In addition, all published procedural instructions to contain the pandemic, such as sneezing and coughing exclusively in the crook of your arm or washing your hands regularly, as well as the advice not to touch your face, would be obsolete if contact infection can be ruled out.

We continue to rely on the knowledge and recommendations for action published by the Robert Koch Institute. The RKI writes the following in this respect:”. In coronaviruses, which can cause respiratory diseases, transmission occurs primarily via secretions of the respiratory tract. If these infectious secretions reach the hands, which then touch the face, for example, it is possible that transmission will also occur in this way. Good hand hygiene is therefore an important part of prevention. In general, the transfer possibilities via surfaces depend on many different factors.

Basically and independently of the current and acute situation, door handles, window handles and other surfaces always pose a risk of infection. Unfortunately, lack of hand hygiene or sneezing or coughing in the hands is still not uncommon and thus the danger of spreading pathogens on surfaces is omnipresent.

What should be considered when using Shieldex® copper tape?

  • The product serves the purpose of greatly reducing the survival time of bacteria and viruses on surfaces – The product should be seen as a supplementary measure and does not replace thorough hand hygiene.
  • The product should be kept away from power sources, as copper is highly conductive.
  • Always keep the product away from children.
  • Avoid eye and mouth contact with the product.
  • Copper can cause allergic reactions.
  • Over time, the colour of the copper tape can change through oxidation, which is a natural process.

How do I attach the Shieldex® copper tape?

  1. When applying the adhesive, make sure that the substrate is dry, free of oil, grease, dust and dirt.
  2. Remove the backing material.
  3. Position the wider side of the tape (10cm) centrally on the latch so that the widest possible coverage of the application surface is achieved. Press the tape firmly and guide it evenly around the handle so that the start and end edges overlap slightly on the underside. Then smooth the textile with your fingers from the centre outwards. When sticking the tape, make sure that neither folds nor air pockets are formed under the adhesive. Then smooth the textile with your fingers from the centre outwards. When sticking the tape, make sure that neither folds nor air pockets are formed under the adhesive. When sticking the tape, make sure that neither folds nor air pockets are formed under the adhesive.
  4. Firm attachment to the substrate is essential for the adhesive’s adhesion.

Can I attach the Shieldex® copper tape to a location other than a door handle?

Basically the copper tape can be applied and used on all smooth surfaces. If your application areas have different dimensions, you can also cut the copper tape to the desired dimensions with household scissors.

Is the Shieldex® copper tape also available in different sizes?

The standardised size for all round door handles is 10 x 8 cm. From an order quantity of 1,000 pieces, individual cutting in any shape and size is also possible. You can send us your individual requests by mail to service@kupfer-tape.de .

Is Shieldex® copper tape also available for round door knobs?

So far, there is no specially tailored product for round door knobs. If you simply cut the copper tape to the desired size, it can also be used flexibly for round door knobs.

Is there a certificate of harmlessness with regard to allergenic reactions of the skin on contact with the copper?

Since there is no scientifically unambiguous finding on this question, we cannot make any definitive statements either. In everyday life, people come into contact with copper in the form of e.g. jewellery, water pipes, cables, coins, wind instruments such as trumpets, pots or even as contraceptives.

However, permanent skin contact is not recommended. In the well-known Wiley network, which deals with serious, scientific work on various topics, the following quotation can be found:

“The mechanisms that lead to the various symptoms of acute and chronic toxicity of copper, which are relatively well documented even in humans, as well as the concentrations that trigger symptoms in individual cases, are hardly known. Copper allergies in general are extremely rare.

A very interesting article on this topic from a non-scientific but highly frequented source: Quote: “…It can be concluded that copper is a very weak sensitizer and has a very low allergenic potential compared to other metal compounds, although as a metal it has properties similar to nickel. However, the number of copper sensitizations described and clearly proven in the literature is very small and even rarer are the cases that appear clinically relevant.”.


Questions about the effectiveness of copper- tape

Can germs collect on the edges/border areas of Shieldex® copper tape?

No! Through the unique metallization process, each individual filament of the textile is metallized three-dimensionally, so that the positive properties of copper are also present on the edges and directly on the adhesive edge.

What certificates and test results prove the effectiveness of Shieldex® copper tape?

We have commissioned an independent study from the renowned Hohenstein Institute and successfully tested the antiviral and antibacterial effectiveness of our copper textiles. Our tested copper textile has been attested a significant antiviral activity compared to the test virus used (MS2 phage). In another, independent laboratory, we commissioned an ion release test in comparison with solid copper. It could be proven that our textile and its three-dimensionally copper-plated surface had a 7 times higher release of copper ions compared to full copper. The antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal mechanism of action of copper is based on the release of copper ions. Irrespective of this, the antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties of copper have already been described in countless scientific and publicly available test results. 1, 2, 3, 4 If you would like more information about the test results, please contact us at service@kupfer-tape.de

Do bacteria and viruses survive longer on plastic and stainless steel than on copper?

YES! Stainless steel and plastic are the most commonly used materials for door handles and window handles. According to an American study the survival time of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is 72 hours on plastic and 48 hours on stainless steel. During this time, the pathogens can be transferred from one hand to another.

On copper, however, no active and transmissible SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected after only 4 hours. The exponentially fast inactivation of the pathogens can be explained by the release of copper ions. As the materials used for Shieldex® copper tape have been shown to release copper ions 7 times more than full copper, it can be assumed that the effect is even faster and more significant. The positive properties of copper are also well known and also the reason why copper door blades are already omnipresent in hospitals, for example.

Does the Shieldex® copper tape work even if it is dirty?

Yes, slight soiling during the course of use is normal and does not affect the effectiveness.

When should Shieldex® copper tape be replaced?

The duration of use varies depending on the area of application and corresponding stress. If the Shieldex® copper-tape is heavily soiled or oxidised, replacement is recommended.

Can the Shieldex® copper tape be additionally disinfected?

YES! Commercially available surface disinfectants based on ethanol and 2-propanol are suitable for additional surface disinfection and do not damage the material.

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