Wilsonart and EOS Surfaces have announced that Wilsonart will be the exclusive distributor of Antimicrobial Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces (EOS) - in Canada and in 38 U.S. states.
The copper oxide-infused material, registered for public health claims with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), continuously kills greater than 99.9% of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria within two hours of exposure, even after recontamination.
“EOS Preventive|Biocidal Surfaces are the first synthetic hard surface proven to kill specific disease-causing bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),” says Joseph Elia, solid surface sales manager at Wilsonart.
“With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that health care-acquired infections (HAIs) affect 2 million individuals and result in about 100,000 deaths annually, killing bacteria on frequently touched surfaces can play an important role in managing risks associated with microbial control. With cupron enhanced EOS surfaces, our sales force will be able to provide expanded options and substantial healthcare solutions to health care organizations, architects and health care consultants among others.”