Contactum Ltd has a range of products ideally suited to the healthcare sector, including Copper switch plates and power sockets and its best selling Aspire and Traditional ranges.
As switch plates such as light switches, dimmers, datacoms sockets etc. have one of the highest touch rates in any environment, they are likely to hold a significant number of microbes on their surfaces. However, Contactum’s Aspire, Traditional and Copper ranges have antimicrobial properties, making them ideal for healthcare establishments such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, where they can significantly reduce the spread of harmful microbes.
Certainly the hygienic aspects of copper have long been known, but only recently has extensive research been carried out on its antimicrobial properties. These have been shown to dramatically reduce the presence of harmful pathogens such as the MRSA bacteria (staphylococci); on pure copper superbugs are eliminated in 30 minutes, compared to five hours on stainless steel.
Contactum’s Copper range of switch plates and power sockets not only incorporate these antimicrobial benefits, but are also aesthetically pleasing and easy to install.