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Copper vs. Virus Antiviral and antibacterial: Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape

Railings, doorknobs and window handles are touched by many different hands. These contact points are a hot spot for viruses and bacteria. Our adhesive tape uses the special properties of copper to prevent just that. Inhibit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens in your environment with Coroplast 7139 copper tape.

Pandemic protection Our Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape

Since the beginning of 2020, we have been receiving mainly bad news about the pandemic. We are therefore even more pleased to present to you here a demonstrably effective method against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

SARS-CoV-2 can be detected on surfaces such as stainless steel or plastic for up to 72 hours after application. This is quite different with copper: in a study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health, no viable Corona viruses were found after 4 hours. This effect can also be observed with many other viral and bacterial pathogens. This is because copper is one of the antimicrobial materials that can reduce, inactivate or kill microorganisms.

Self-adhesive protection against viruses and bacteria

With our copper adhesive tape, this property can be used in an uncomplicated way to effectively protect your environment. At the same time, Coroplast 7139 has a higher ion release compared to solid copper. This significantly accelerates the inactivation of pathogens. Thanks to acrylic adhesive, the tape sticks excellently to a wide variety of surfaces. And, of course, the product can also be removed again easily. This way, the virus and bacteria protection can be quickly removed or renewed.

Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape – for high frequency contact surfaces

Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape Your advantages at a glance

Our copper tape is just right for your environment if you are looking for a solution that ...

  • reduces viruses and bacteria in a few hours, all through the day,
  • effectively kills SARS-CoV-2 viruses in particular,
  • can be quickly and easily self-adhered to frequently used grip surfaces,
  • has good adhesive strength on a wide range of surfaces,
  • can be quickly and easily removed and replaced
  • and is easy to cut and apply.

Learn more about our Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape

The idea behind our Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape is as simple as it is effective. Our customers can use it to take advantage of the antiviral effect of copper and interrupt transmission chains in an easy way.

Dr. Robin Höher | Project Manager Development
Coroplast 7139: Our copper adhesive tape inhibits the spread of viruses and bacteria, for example via door handles.

Handling tips How to apply Coroplast 7139 correctly

1. Celaning 
Clean door handle so that it is dry and free of oil, grease, dust and dirtt. 

2.  Application
Apply the tape with the long side on the handle surface and wrap it around, completely covering the entire contact surface.

3. Finish
Press the tape firmly over the entire surface by hand. This creates a secure bond to the surface.

The tape adheres to all smooth and metallic surfaces.

Maintenance instructions

Coroplast 7139 can be cleaned with tissue and common cleaning agents. In the case of very heavy soiling that cannot be removed, we recommend replacing the tape to restore optimum effectiveness.

The adhesive tape should be renewed at regular intervals. At the latest, however, when signs of wear appear on the tape.

Oxidation of copper is a natural process and does not degrade the antimicrobial effect.

Good news About the National Institutes of Health (NIH) study

To contain the spread of pathogens, surfaces must be regularly disinfected. Especially in train stations, office buildings, shopping malls, airports, healthcare facilities, schools or large residential buildings, this is difficult to maintain. Therefore, contaminated surfaces often remain a threat for days, which in the worst case can lead to a so-called "super-spreading event."

The NIH study therefore investigated how long SARS-CoV-2 viruses can survive on different surfaces and infect people. To do so, they selected widely used materials. While the virus remained detectable on cardboard for 24 hours and on stainless steel and plastic for up to 72 hours, no virus was found on copper after 4 hours.

This result shows that with copper there is a surface that reliably kills the virus. This is good news for all environments with critical, frequently used grip surfaces. Because there is a solution that can be used to interrupt the transmission chain.

Product flyer for Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape

Download the product flyer for the Coroplast 7139 copper adhesive tape here.

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Do you have questions about our copper tape and other pandemic protection products from Coroplast Tape? Then please feel free to contact us at any time!