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Midbrook Utilizes Copper in Medical Environments
Date:7/27/2009

where stainless steel or plastic laminate materials are found today in a hospital is a potential application for copper.

“We think that copper can be a great replacement for many stainless steel and laminate products in the future,” said Midbrook Business Development Director James Crowley.

“There will always be a market for traditional stainless steel products, but we believe that copper will be a growing market,” added Crowley. “The research is too compelling to ignore for many people.”

Midbrook will offer multiple copper products for medical use. They plan to incorporate copper into the designs of their customizable case carts – constructing specified components of the case cart from copper or entire carts, if desired. Midbrook will also offer copper cabinetry and solid surfaces, in addition to their antimicrobial line of Corian® cabinetry, scrub sinks, and solid surfaces.

Copper offers hospital architects and infection control workers an alternative to particle board laminate surfaces in their facilities. The old particle board laminate surfaces harbor bacteria and create a breeding ground for potential Hospital Acquired Infections, which can cost facilities a great deal of money. Even stainless steel, while better than particle board materials, enable growth of bacteria. Copper is an alternative that will allow hospitals to control the spread of bacteria and limits their financial exposure to the cost associated with treating a hospital acquired infection.

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