Commercially Pure Copper

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Copper deposited onto Al6061 round stock, 0.005in. (0.13mm) thick, as-sprayed
ABOVE: Copper deposited onto Aluminum 6061 round stock, 0.005in. (0.13mm) thick, as-sprayed

Copper has been used as a disinfectant agent for centuries, and copper surfaces kill bacteria, viruses, and even fungi. Examples include methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), E.coli, norovirus (which gives the “stomach flu”), influenza viruses, and candida albicans. The underlying mechanisms are thought to be disruption of cell membranes and cellular respiration in bacteria and fungi, and by destroying proteins in viruses. Copper bonds well to many materials and can be cold spray deposited onto a wide variety of metal surfaces, such as aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, and others.

ABOVE: Copper deposited onto Aluminum 6061, 1/8in. (~3mm) thick, then post-machined smooth


Part Number – NZZL0071
PBI 1.75-5 x 170mm

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600 N Ellsworth Rd
Box Elder, SD 57719

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