Handrail Leader R & B Wagner Finds Growing Demand for New Cuverro Antimicrobial Copper Products

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Capitalizing on an opportunity to build its healthcare business by offering another weapon in the ongoing battle against hospital-acquired infections, Milwaukee-based R & B Wagner has teamed up with CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper to develop a system of handrail products with unparalleled bacteria-killing properties.

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We consider Wagner a key partner in our long-term commitment to develop a wide range of innovative products for numerous segments of the healthcare market.

Capitalizing on an opportunity to simultaneously build its institutional business and offer healthcare facilities another weapon in the ongoing battle against hospital-acquired infections, R & B Wagner has teamed up with CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper to develop a system of handrail products with unparalleled bacteria-killing properties.

The products include architectural handrails and brackets, as well as grab bars, glass rails and illuminated rails for a variety of uses. All are made with CuVerro anti-bacterial touch surfaces, which are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action against disease-causing bacteria. Laboratory testing shows that when cleaned regularly, the CuVerro® surface kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours, and maintains full effectiveness even after repeated contamination.

The product introduction was a logical step for Wagner, whose name has been associated with excellence in the architectural handrail industry for over 60 years. The Milwaukee-based company offers a complete line of handrails, railing fittings, and related products for a wide spectrum of building, construction and architectural applications. Wagner’s client base includes both domestic and international architects, designers and builders in commercial, industrial and institutional fields, more and more of whom are coming to see the unique benefits of antimicrobial copper handrails.

“CuVerro is very excited to join with R & B Wagner in developing these handrail solutions, which we believe represent an important step forward for both our companies,” said Peter Gude, CuVerro’s Business Development Director. “As such, we consider Wagner a key partner in our long-term commitment to develop a wide range of innovative products for numerous segments of the healthcare market.”

CuVerro is an Olin Brass company wholly owned by GBC Metals, Inc. and the world leader in providing antimicrobial copper surfaces for product manufacturers serving the healthcare, education, hospitality, and select other industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cuverro.com or call 414-716-8490.

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