We have a range of HYGI-Hardware products, each manufactured from our solid HYGI-Group Antimicrobial Metal alloy with a 25 year warranty.
• Push Plates
• Pull Handles
• Cabinet Handles
• Door Levers
HYGI-PRODUCTS VS STAINLESS STEEL
Copper outperforms any other material in antimicrobial performance
• Silver used in certain antimicrobial coatings, cannot kill MRSA on dry touch surfaces
• Stainless steel has no inherent antimicrobial properties and can harbour deadly bacteria & viruses for days
HYGI-Metal exceeds the strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion of stainless steel
Beneficial care & cost implications in Health-Care settings
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC)- reported a short payback time and significant ongoing savings from upgrading key touch surfaces such as handrails.
They modelled that, using UK data, antimicrobial copper replacements of six key, frequently touched surfaces in a 20-bed ICU would be repaid within 2 months. This was based on having fewer hospital acquired infections, resulting in shorter lengths of stay.
Dr Matthew Taylor (YHEC's Director & Paper Author) "After two months, ongoing cost savings will accrue from the reduction in blocked beds and better-directed staff resources."