EPA Registers Copper Surfaces for Residual Use Against Coronavirus WASHINGTON (February 10, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that certain copper alloys provide long-term effectiveness against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Michal Freedhof, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention said: “Today’s action marks […]
Borg Locks has welcomed the latest study  showing that copper touch surfaces rapidly inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in less than a minute, contrary to a previous study  showing four hours. John Hyslop, MD of Borg Locks (UK) said: “To read this latest research that proves copper touch surfaces can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in under one minute […]
The Basildon and Thurrock Samaritans received help from their own Good Samaritan just recently. Local lock manufacturer, Borg Locks UK based in Upminster, gifted three of their newly launched antimicrobial copper-touch digital locks to the offices, the Cu-Shield. John Hyslop, Managing Director at the firm said: “The amazing work that the staff and volunteers […]
In December 2020, Borg Locks was delighted to see the Cu-Shield featured in the FOBS Magazine, in both German and English. Scroll further down the page to read the article in either language. To buy your Cu-Shield, click here.
The Cu-Shield digital lock range was developed with assistance from Andrew Cross of ACT Surfaces Ltd, a consultant in the niche subject of antimicrobial materials. Andrew comments on how the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak has made everyone focus on items they touch and how infection spreads. Especially now as the combination of COVID-19 and winter pressures […]
Digital push-button combination locks are used on many doors in hospitals, residential care homes, businesses and schools the world over for the control of pedestrian access. However, with the arrival of the novel coronavirus, high touch surfaces like these are now a potential transmission surface for COVID-19, as referenced in this recent article by the […]
What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory […]
“When we realised that the coronavirus and COVID-19 was here to stay for the foreseeable future, we made a very conscious decision to be part of the solution, not part of the problem here at Borg Locks,” said John Hyslop, MD. The Cu-Shield – part of the solution in the fight against COVID-19 and the […]
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