Shieldex® Antiviral Copper-Tape

Copper-coated polyamide fleece - antiviral and antibacterial

Shieldex® Copper-Tape - Protection for door handles and handle surfaces against viruses - antiviral, 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. A study commissioned by the US authorities recently showed that copper also inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a very short time. Due to its positive properties, some hospitals, for example, also use door handles made of solid copper. 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.* 

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.

Reduce the risk of transmission of viruses thanks to the antiviral properties of the Shieldex® copper tape.

The latest laboratory results also independently demonstrate the effectiveness of the Shieldex® copper tape. The Eurovir® hygiene laboratory was able to demonstrate that TGEV corona viruses on the tape are 99.98% inactivated after only 60 minutes. The renowned Hohenstein Institute also confirms the significant virucidal and strong antibacterial effectiveness of our copper textiles.

With this product we would like to support the hygiene measures of companies and public institutions, at the same time increase the safety for your employees, customers and also your own family.

 Copper has been used in a wide variety of products for countless years due to its antibacterial, antiviral and fungicidal properties. We also encounter this precious metal every day in the form of coins or as a water pipe! The virucidal activity of copper has been proven in numerous studies worldwide, so this can of course also be helpful for the current situation.

Compared to solid copper, our three-dimensional copper-plated textile has a 7-fold higher ion release. After just a few minutes, this enables with corona viruses a demonstrable inactivation of 99.98%.

Shieldex® Antiviral Copper-Tape

Account Manager

Patrick Süß

If you have any questions, please contact:

Patrick Süß

Tel.: +49 6233 872 359

E-Mail: suess (at) cmc.de

Technical Information

  • Size: 8x10 cm - individual formats on request

  • Copper-plated polyamide fleece

  • Adhesive: Acrylic (adhesive resistance –40 °C to +120 °C

  • 7 times higher Ion-release than solid copper

  • labratory tested

Application

The tape can be used on all smooth and metallic surfaces. The application on other textiles is not recommended.

  1. When applying the tape, make sure that the surface is dry and free of oil, grease, dust and dirt.

  2. Carefully peel off the backing paper by pulling it flat back on itself.

  3. Position the wider side of the tape (10cm/ 3,9 inches) in the middle of the handle so that the widest possible coverage of the application surface is achieved. Press the tape firmly to the handle and guide it evenly around so the start and edges overlap slightly on the backside. When applying 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.

  4. Firm attachment to the substrate is essential for the adhesive’s adhesion.

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Safety Instructions

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

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Care instructions

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 .