Anti-Viral Shieldex® Copper Tapes (Covid-19 Signage)
International studies have repeatedly proven that copper has antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties, so that it shortens the half-life of viruses, bacteria and fungi and some hospitals use door handles made of solid copper. A study in 2015 from The University of Southampton, commissioned by the US authorities, showed that corona viruses are also inactivated by copper in a very short time. Lead researcher Dr Sarah Warnes said: 'Human coronavirus, which also has ancestral links with bat-like viruses responsible for SARS and MERS, was found to be permanently and rapidly deactivated upon contact with copper. What's more, the viral genome and structure of the viral particles were destroyed, so nothing remained that could pass on an infection. With the lack of antiviral treatments, copper offers a measure that can help reduce the risk of these infections spreading.' Independent laboratory research has shown that Shieldex® Copper-Tape, through a unique metallisation process, has an average 7 times higher release of copper ions compared to solid copper.
Shieldex® Copper Tape from PremierDisplays.ie is used on all smooth and metallic surfaces. Its use on other textiles is not recommended.
1. When sticking the tape on, make sure that the substrate is dry, free of oil, grease, dust and dirt. Cleaning with Surface Cleaner on a lint-free cloth is recommended.
2. Remove white paper liner.
3. Position the sticker in the middle of the handle, guide it evenly around the circumference so that the leading and trailing edges meet or overlap on the underside. Then smooth the textile with your fingers from the centre outwards to expel trapped air bubbles. The cloth carrier will allow it to conform to irregular shapes.
Die-Cut Dimensions: 100mm x 80 mm for door handles and window handles
Other sizes available on request
Shieldex® Copper Tape is electroplated with pure copper. Various international studies have shown a significant reduction in the survival time of viruses, bacteria and fungi on copper surfaces. However, since copper tape has a significantly increased copper ion release compared to pure copper, permanent contact with the skin is not recommended.
This product serves as a supplementary measure and does not replace hygiene measures such as regular & thorough hand washing or hand disinfection.