Why Use Healthy Hardware

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) number over 103,000 cases per year nationally. Combined with home and school acquired infections the total rises to over 2 million every year causing lost work days and absenteeism. The cost of treatment of those occurrences is estimated between $35 and $45 billion dollars annually and is rising. EPA tests conducted using Good Laboratory Practices demonstrate the effectiveness of copper alloys against bacteria* that cause infection. Trimco is a pioneer and innovator in copper door hardware with the Healthy Hardware® line of door trim and engineered products.

Benefits of using Trimco’s Healthy Hardware®:

  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria in 2 hours.
  • Not a coating and won’t wear off! Will continue to kill bacteria* for the lifetime of the product.
  • Looks like stainless steel to match other hardware products.
  • Wide range of hardware and touch surfaces available.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • “Green” product comprised of pre and post-consumer recycled materials.

*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).

The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper products is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of Wieland North America, Inc. and is used with permission (TR-0002-1509). See www.CuVerro.com for more details.