Hussey Copper develops bacteria-killing copper home improvement products

January 14, 2014

Hussey Copper, a producer of electrical copper bar in Pittsburgh, has developed a line of antimicrobial, solid-surface home improvement products made of copper.

The bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls, and tile are made of the company's EPA-registered MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper. According to the manufacturer, touch surfaces made with the material kill more than 99.9 percent of bacteria within two hours and more than 99 percent of bacteria even after repeated contamination.