Copper Fabric

Shieldex Copper Fabric applied on door handle

Shieldex copper tape renders viruses harmless within a short period of time. This self-adhesive product is ready to be applied flexibly on any gripping surface.

Characteristics

International studies have repeatedly proven that copper has antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties, shortening the half-life of viruses, bacteria and fungi (1). EA study carried out on behalf of the US authorities has shown that copper also inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a very short time (2). Because of its positive properties, hospitals use door handles made of solid copper (3). The laboratory results also independently confirm the effectiveness of Shieldex Copper-Tape. The Eurovir hygiene laboratory was able to prove that TGEV corona viruses on the tape are 99.98% inactivated after only 60 minutes (4). The renowned Hohenstein Institute also confirms the significant viricidal and strong antibacterial effectiveness of our copper textiles (5).

Click here to see the latest test results on the product, after only 7 minutes (first possible test time for a valid result) no residues of the tested Bovine Corona Virus were detectable. This test virus has been chosen on the recommendation of the laboratory, because it belongs to the beta corona viruses and is therefore even closer to SARS-COV-2 than TGEV-Swineflu Virus from the first test series. For more information, please click here.

Applications

The Shieldex copper tape actively contributes to the containment of the Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) and increases security within companies, public facilities, in your home and especially in highly frequented areas where clean hand surfaces are required.

The tape can be used on all smooth and metallic surfaces, including:

  • Door and window handles

  • Push plates

  • Handrails (e.g. shopping  trolleys, electric scooters)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I change the copper door handle covers?

The handle covers can be replaced when they are showing excessive wear, but we also supply a cleaner which takes off the oxidisation.

What is the country of origin for the copper tape handle covers and copper tape flex? 

Germany.

Do you sell the copper tape door handles individually?

They are sold as a pair; you can purchase them here. 

Is Shieldex copper tape available in different sizes?

The standardized size for all door handles is 10cm x 8cm. From an order quantity of 1,000 pieces, individual cutting in any shape and size is also possible. You can send us your individual requests by email to sales@hitek-ltd.co.uk. Copper Tape Flex is also available in 2cm wide x 10mtr rolls. Click here to view in our online shop.

Can I attach the Shieldex copper tape to a location other than a door handle? 

Copper tape can be applied and used on most smooth surfaces. If your application areas have different dimensions, you can also cut the copper tape to the desired dimensions with household scissors.

Does the Shieldex copper tape work even if it is dirty?

Yes, slight soiling during the course of use is normal and does not alter the effectiveness. When exposed to the atmosphere, the copper will begin to oxidise and darken. Should you wish to restore the colour, we supply a cleaning spray. Click here to view in our online shop.