Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
In a move described as a “game-changer for the healthcare industry,” Cooper Wiring Devices has unveiled a breakthrough line of Arrow Hart® electrical switches and wallplates featuring EPA-registered CuVerro® antimicrobial copper surfaces.
The product line is the first of its kind to take advantage of the unique bacteria-killing characteristics of copper, which are considerably enhanced in the copper alloys utilized by CuVerro. Indeed, lab tests show that that when cleaned regularly, CuVerro copper touch surfaces eliminate 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of exposure.
CWD officials see the new CuVerro line of devices as a critical component of the healthcare industry’s effort to combat the increasingly deadly trend known as Hospital Acquired Infections, or HAI’s. According to the Center for Disease Control, HAI’s are now the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing up to 100,000 patients annually and costing hospitals up to $45 billion or more every year.
Thus, Arrow Hart’s CuVerro line, which includes single, 3-way and 4-way decorator switches and standard size wallplates in several configurations, represent a simple, practical, and extremely valuable addition to any healthcare facility’s existing infection control practices.
“The Arrow Hart antimicrobial line is a prime example of the exciting new developments the healthcare industry will be seeing from CuVerro,” said Peter Gude, CuVerro’s Business Development Director. “We’re committed to building an actionable suite of innovative products for numerous segments of the healthcare market, and Cooper Wiring Devices is one of the key strategic partners with whom CuVerro is working to achieve that goal.”
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 502-873-3029.