Arauco EPA registration set for InCopper antimicrobial technology
November 30, 2018 | 8:09 am CST
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Arauco's Prism TFL design.

ATLANTA -- Arauco has announced that InCopper antimicrobial technology has been accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency Antimicrobial Division for registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) section 3(c)(5); with EPA Registration Number 93650-1.

Beginning in January 2019, InCopper technology will be used as a standard surface protection in Arauco's exclusive Prism TFL designs.

"Achieving EPA registration for InCopper technology is an important milestone as we continue to offer practical enhancements for Prism TFL," said Kevin Shotbolt, vice president of sales and marketing. "Prism TFL is the only laminate in North America with the safe and proven-effective antimicrobial performance of a copper-based agent," he continued. "InCopper actively protects the surface of the thermally fused laminate (TFL) panel from stain and odor-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites, mold and viruses."

Prism TFL with InCopper technology can be used for specified projects, industrial use and fabrication for healthcare, hospitality, retail and multi-family applications. It is especially useful in areas with high traffic flow or exposure to humidity, such as hospitals, restaurants, office/workplace, kitchens, bathrooms or closets; where the panel may be susceptible to contamination by microbes or mold. See http://www.GermFreeZoneStartsHere.com.

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