Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces

Metal Sheets Limited has produced this update on copper as an antimicrobial touch surface due to the resurgence of interest in copper caused by the current pandemic.

The following information is available on the internet from reputable sources, but Metal Sheets Ltd make No Public Health Claims.

Copper has the intrinsic property of being antimicrobial, this goes back 1000’s of years. Recent research has indicated that copper surfaces kill many common pathogens including MRSA in less than 2 hours.

Research in 2015 indicates copper is effective against Coronaviruses and a very recent research paper published in March 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine reports on Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 surface stability on Copper, Stainless Steel and Plastic.

The recent findings indicate the virus remains viable on Stainless Steel for up to 2 days and Plastic for up to 3 days, but only up to 4 hours on Copper though other research shown in NHS guidelines suggests corona viruses remain viable up to 5 days on inanimate objects in air conditioned environments and up to 8 hours on copper.

If you are looking at your work spaces Metal Sheets Ltd manufacture bespoke size retrofitting Copper Covers for Desk Tops, Counter Tops , Table Tops and Food Preparation Stations.

Door Push Plates are common touch surface, most are made of stainless steel, aluminium or plastic. Metal Sheets Ltd manufactures door push plates in copper in bespoke and standard sizes. Different copper thicknesses are available depending on the duty cycle.

Copper Door Kick Plates or Large Copper Door Protection Panels, (up to full door size) available in bespoke sizes.

Metal Sheets Limited supply copper sheet to the trade and to the public. Full sheets, part sheets and cut to size, No minimum sizes. No job too small.
Our copper is 99.9% pure copper.


Disclaimer- Information provided by Metal Sheets Ltd about the efficacy of copper as an antimicrobial surface is based on current research and information publicly available from reputable sources on the internet. There is no guarantee that this is the latest information or about the accuracy of those sources.