March 2020

COVID-19 Up Close

CDC/NIH investigate viability of coronavirus (COVID-19) on copper surfaces

A new CDC study shows coronavirus remains viable on stainless steel and plastic surfaces for up to 2-3 days compared to 4 hours on copper.

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EPA registration of copper alloys

Copper surfaces are registered by EPA to continuously kill >99.9% of six bacteria including MRSA within two hours of exposure when cleaned regularly.

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More information on copper and coronavirus (COVID-19)

In response to numerous inquiries regarding the antimicrobial properties of copper and the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA has developed a position statement as part of our EPA-mandated Stewardship program.

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Brass Rod Solutions for “Lead-Free” Compliance

Understanding compliance requirements for regulations that restrict lead (Pb) in materials and products can be a daunting task. The simple matrix below is intended to help manufacturers readily identify commercially available brass rod solutions that meet U.S. and European “lead-free” compliance requirements in regulated markets.
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CITA: Issue #117

Get an inside look at how Polich Tallix handcrafts the Oscars using the lost wax process, view works by Connie Campbell, Salvador Dalí, Diane Wallace, Helen Harding and more.
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CDA’s Kireta to Chair ASTM Board of Directors in 2020

Andrew Kireta, Jr., vice president of market development for the Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA), is serving as 2020 chair of ASTM International, a leading developer and publisher of standards for the construction, aerospace, plastics, petroleum, and dozens of other industries.
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