PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing, with support from Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Partners, today launches a new line of home improvement products that fight deadly bacteria*1 known to lurk on surfaces.
This is the first time antimicrobial solid-surface items are available at the retail level. Bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls and tile are now available in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes using Hussey Copper's MD-Cu29.
"In our efforts to support and sustain American industry, we continue to marry technology and manufacturing through innovation of product and process. At Hussey, we are vertically integrated from raw material to end product, offering American consumers affordable antimicrobial products for the home," said Lynn Tilton, owner of Hussey Copper.
The product line, available for spring's home improvement season, is made from Hussey Copper's EPA-registered MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper. Touch surfaces made with MD-Cu29 kill greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours and kill more than 99% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination.1
Referencing EPA-approved test protocols and other validated studies, Hussey Copper developed MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper touch surfaces for commercial, home and healthcare use. Hussey Copper is working with several public and healthcare institutions to install MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper touch surfaces.
MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper products can be easily researched and purchased online at mdcu29.com, enabling customers to buy directly and cost-effectively from the largest copper processor in North America. Retail stores will also soon stock the items.
About Hussey Copper
Founded in 1848 and headquartered in Leetsdale, Pa., Hussey Copper was acquired by Lynn Tilton in 2011 and is the world's largest producer of electrical copper bar. Hussey Copper manufactures consistently high-quality coppers and copper-nickel alloys for a range of industries and applications. Information about Hussey Copper is available at husseycopper.com. Information about Lynn Tilton is available at patriarchpartners.com.
1Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.
*Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.
SOURCE Hussey Copper