Copper-ion Technology
What's all the fuss about Copper in fabrics?

Copper in Fabrics Copper kills bacterial organisms and fungi.

These organisms typically attack fibers and cause foul odors. Copper's antimicrobial properties have been known for more than five million years.

The ancient Egyptians used copper pipes to transport water to destroy parasites and other water-borne pathogens. Shipbuilders have used copper for thousands of years to keep algae from encrusting on the hulls of ships. French vintners have used a copper sulfate compound to fight fungus on grapevines for hundreds of years.

Technology now makes it possible to use these powerful and wide-ranging antimicrobial properties in new ways. Cupron's patented technology adds a broad-spectrum anti-microbial compound to protect a wide range of Cupron fiber products.

Copper ions, either alone or in copper complexes, have been used for centuries to disinfect liquids, solids, and human tissue. Today copper is used as a water purifier, algaecide, fungicide, nematocide, molluscicide, and antibacterial and antifouling agent. Copper also displays potent antiviral activity. A durable platform technology has been developed that introduces copper into cotton fibers, latex, and other polymeric materials.

Tests conducted in independent testing laboratories have demonstrated product efficacy in deactivation of a wide variety of microorganisms. Cupron's proprietary copper oxide compound is natural and long lasting and is biocompatible for non-intrusive medical devices.

usage example:
Athlete's foot (fungal infection tinea pedis): Copper-coated fibers in socks can eliminate the itching and burning sensations in 1-2 days and after 2-6 days the blistering and fissures characteristic of athlete’s foot disappears and the skin returns to normal.

Kind of Microbes Influence on Garments
Bacteria Socks/Hosiery Underwear Trousers
Staphylococcus + + -
Bacillus subtilis + + +
Escherichia coli + + +
Pseudomonas aeruginosa - + +
Proteus vulgaris + - -
Klebsiella pneumoniae - + +
Yeast Fungi  
Candida albicans + + -
Trichophyton + - -
Aspergillus niger + + -

Regular Fabric Fibers:
Regular Fibers

Copper Impregnated Fibers:
Copper impregnated fibers