Copper-coated polyamide fleece
antiviral and antibacterial
International studies have repeatedly proven that copper has antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties, which significantly shorten the survival time of viruses, bacteria and fungi.1 A study commissioned by the US authorities recently showed that copper also inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a very short time.2 Due to its positive properties, some hospitals, for example, also use door handles made of solid copper.3 An independent laboratory test has shown that our Shieldex copper tape, due to our unique metallization process, leads to an average 7 times higher release of copper ions compared to solid copper.44
The tape can be used on all smooth and metallic surfaces. The application on other textiles is not recommended.
Door handles and window handles
Regularly remove superficial dirt from the copper tape with a soft brush. In case of very heavy soiling that cannot be removed, we recommend to replace the Copper-Tape with a spare to restore optimum effectiveness. The oxidation of copper is a natural process .
Our polyamide and polyester textiles are metallized with pure copper. Various international studies have shown a significant reduction in the survival time of viruses, bacteria and fungi on copper surfaces. Since our Copper-Tape has a significantly increased copper ion release compared to solid copper, however, 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.
Caution! Keep away from power sources – Product is electrically conductive .
Caution! Contains small parts that can be swallowed, danger of suffocation! Keep out of reach of children
Avoid eye contact
Do not swallow, do not put in mouth
Copper can cause allergic reactions
Color change is normal (oxidation)
Caution! Product is flammable, keep away from fire
Shieldex® Copper-Tape is from now on
available from our partners:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Yes, slight soiling during the course of use is normal and does not affect the effectiveness.
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.
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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