CORTE MADERA, CA — NanaWall Systems will offer antimicrobial copper handles for their opening glass wall systems. This is in response to long-term COVID-19 concerns.
‘The Best Material is Copper’
“We have been working to address our customers’ rising concerns about viruses and germs, and wanted to find a material we could incorporate into our products that would help them feel safer,” said Ebrahim Nana, founder and CEO of NanaWall.
“After exploring all the available options, we concluded that the best material is copper. Unlike the new antimicrobial powder finishes with unknown long-term environmental effects, copper has more than 5,000 years of history and tradition for its unsurpassed antiviral and antimicrobial properties.”
The Science Behind the Decision
Virologists at the US National Institutes of Health and the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana have conducted some of the first tests of how long COVID-19 can last on surfaces. Their studies show that copper surfaces tend to kill the virus in about four hours; it can last for days on other surfaces.
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