Wilsonart and EOS Surfaces announced that Wilsonart is now the exclusive distributor of Antimicrobial Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces in 38 states throughout the U.S., according to a release on Business Wire on Dec. 18. The copper-enhanced material kills greater than 99.9 percent of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria within two hours of exposure and is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Public Health Claims.
“Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces is the first synthetic hard surface proven to kill specific disease-causing bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),” stated Joseph Elia, Wilsonart Solid Surface Sales Manager. “With the 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.”
“Joining forces with Wilsonart gives us expanded distribution channels for a product we anticipate will make a real difference in reducing bioburden in healthcare facilities and could become a standard of care for the industry,” noted Ken Trinder, CEO and President at EOS Surfaces, LLC. “With our state-of-the-art facility in Norfolk, Va., producing the product and Wilsonart’s warehousing system, fleet of delivery trucks and the largest sales representative force in the country, it is win/win for both companies.”
Antimicrobial Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces, which are akin to solid surface, can be used in a wide range of applications, including countertops, nurses’ stations and tables.