Shieldex® Antiviral Copper-Tape

Copper-coated polyamide fleece - antiviral and antibacterial

CMC Klebetechnik GmbH

Shieldex® Copper-Tape - Protection for door handles and handle surfaces against viruses - antiviral, antibacterial

Due to the current situation, we are all encouraged to adhere to higher hygienic measures and to rethink everyday tasks such as operating a door handle, a window handle or pushing the shopping cart.

Wearing gloves only helps to a limited extent in these cases, as the following also applies here: if you touch a surface with viruses and then almost into your face, these viruses can be transmitted.

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 prove the effectiveness of the Shieldex® copper tape. The Eurovir® hygiene laboratory was able to prove that TGEV coronaviruses on the tape are 99.98% inactivated after just 60 minutes. In addition, another virus test was carried out in the Eurovir laboratory for bovine coronaviruses. In the course of this investigation it was found 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 is one of the beta coronaviruses, which also includes SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2. The renowned Hohenstein Institute also confirms the significant virucidal and strong antibacterial effectiveness of our Shieldex® copper tape. *

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%.

NEW: Shieldex® copper tape cleaner - against oxidation

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

Application

The tape can be used on all smooth and metallic surfaces; it is not recommended to use it on textiles, as the adhesive does not adhere there.

  1. Clean
    Clean the door handle so that it is dry and free of oil, grease, dust and dirt.

  2. To adjust
    Place the long side of the tape on the handle and wrap it around so that the tape completely covers the handle. If the tape overlaps more than 1 cm, mark the excess material and cut the tape to size.

  3. Stick on
    Remove the backing material and stick the tape on so that the beginning and end of the tape meet on the underside of the handle. Smooth the tape from the center outwards.

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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 the case of very heavy soiling that can no longer be removed, we recommend replacing it with a replacement tape in order to restore optimal effectiveness. The oxidation of copper is a natural process.

NEW: Shieldex® copper tape cleaner - against oxidation, for all Shieldex® copper tape Surfaces suitable, including microfiber cloth, 300 ml pump spray