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||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||General Poster Session
||O-22: Functional Requirements for Expected Properties of Antimicrobial Touch Surfaces Based on Copper and its Alloys
||Monika Walkowicz, Piotr Osuch, Andrzej Mamala, Beata Smyrak, Tadeusz Knych, Anna Rozanska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Malgorzata Bulanda
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Copper and copper alloys are known for its antimicrobial properties i.e. ability to eliminate bacteria. It makes them perfect material for manufacturing various hardware items equipped with antimicrobial touch surfaces, which are intended for use in healthcare and other public facilities exposed to pathogenic infections. Copper alloys used for such applications have to be selected very carefully in order to meet a number of requirements. These requirements include in particular: the requirements of the constructor and the technologist (expected mechanical properties, suitable microstructure), the requirements of the manufacturer of ready-made products (susceptibility to plastic working, cutting ability, good anticorrosion properties, resistance to human palm sweat corrosion,) and market and consumer requirements (antibacterial properties, functionality, price, aesthetics). Referring to the above, the paper presents selected results of material tests over the functional properties of copper and copper alloys for touch surfaces, such as corrosion resistance and antimicrobial efficiency.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume