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Antibacterial safety equipment with copper top layers made of aluminum foam

With the diverse product range of Havel metal foam, completely new lightweight solutions can be realized in many areas. Our latest development is mobile partition walls with copper surfaces. Copper because it has an antimicrobial effect and makes smear infections very difficult. Special times require special measures.

Viruses and bacteria can settle on conventional partition walls and other surfaces for several days. The most uncomfortable material for the corona virus is copper: the pathogen was no longer detectable after only a few hours. According to the studies, coronaviruses remain contagious for around three hours as particles that are whirled in the air. It is difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 - 2 meters in many places. Partitions can be set up to separate areas. They guide the people at controlled intervals and paths and thus reduce the risk of infection.

Handrails, door handles, handles and handrails can also be made from copper pipes with aluminum foam and ensure a higher safety factor.

Areas of application

  • Public facilities (for example nursing homes, clinics, airports)
  • Companies with customer contact (for example retail trade)
  • Strong company (for example power plants, vehicle manufacturers, food areas, supermarkets, shopping centers)
  • Places with heavy traffic (for example public transport, events, fairs)

Applications

  • partitions as guidance systems & barriers
  • copper pipes
  • door handles
  • railing
  • handrails
  • sanitary fittings

Advantages of mobile walls

The connection of the aluminum foam with copper cover layers ensures high mechanical strength with low weight of the partition walls. The innovative mobile partitions have numerous other advantages which offer wide possibilities and completely new and cost-effective solutions.

  • compliance with hygiene regulations
  • non-flammable, meets fire protection standard (DIN EN 45545-2)
  • reaches fire resistance classes for example E30 (DIN EN 13501-2, DIN EN 1363-1)
  • no toxic gases (DIN EN 45545-2)
  • weldable
  • 100 % recyclable
  • strongly dampens vibrations
  • noise insulation and sound insulation
  • good electromagnetic shielding
  • simple mechanical processing possible (drilling, sawing, milling, welding)
  • can be repaired
  • different alloys possible
  • excellent shock absorption
  • metallic bond

Implementation example mobile partition walls with antibacterial copper surface

The initial situation 
Bacteria and viruses spread through the air and surface contact.On some materials they can remain active for several days.The partition walls prevent a strong distribution of the pathogens. The copper surface is the fastest to kill germs.

The example scenario
In the waiting area of ​​a hotel people line up in several rows. Even if the distance is maintained, the risk of infection is high.

Advantages of mobile partitions

· you can use it as separation of walkways and as a partition

· the copper surface has an antibacterial effect - even the Sars-CoV-2 Virus is no longer detectable after 3 hours

· low weight = easy transport

· quick and easy installation

· no oxidation of the copper   due to patented production

· you can use the walls as a room divider with advertising printing

 

The system

· u-hooks connect the walls

· the format can be determined individually (for example 1.500 x 2.000 mm)

· a roller system with plug-in connection enables quick assembly

Partitions with copper surfaces can be used in public facilities

Prototype mobile partition

the plate wall is very light

*https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2004973