CuVerro Copper vs. Other Metals

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CuVerro Copper vs. Other Metals

Oct 22, 2018

CuVerro Copper strikes a great balance between manufacturability, reliability and looks. Whatever your needs, CuVerro’s durability, cost effectiveness, sustainability, aesthetics, and antimicrobial properties make it an ideal material for your fabrication, machining or manufacturing processes. Here’s how CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper compares to three other popular metals.

Table of Contents

  1. CuVerro Copper vs Stainless Steel
  2. CuVerro Copper vs Aluminum
  3. CuVerro Copper vs Silver

CuVerro Copper vs Stainless Steel

Copper vs Steel

Manufacturers who switch to CuVerro have a strong competitive advantage. Whether it’s stamping, bending, drawing, or machining, CuVerro is a drop-in replacement for stainless steel that will extend your tool life with minimal tool adjustments. Both materials are durable, corrosion and tarnish resistant.

However, CuVerro Copper continuously kills bacteria even after repeated contamination. CuVerro is also made from 100% recycled copper and is 100% recyclable. Plus, the color (if selected) can create an opportunity to open conversation about how you are doing more to help prevent the spread of infection-causing bacteria.

CuVerro Copper vs Aluminum

Copper vs Aluminum

Like CuVerro Copper, aluminum is corrosion resistant, which helps explain its popularity in machine processes and die-casting. While manufacturers who choose aluminum get incremental upfront savings, they may ultimately hurt their bottom line by not using copper. Since aluminum is less dense, manufacturers often use more raw material than they would if they had chosen copper -this can cause productions costs to spike.

Copper is also less prone to cracking and breaking than aluminum. This added resilience and ductility means copper can be machined, die cast, and more easily molded to suit a fabricator’s needs – without the fear of breaking.

CuVerro Copper vs Silver

Copper vs Silver

Silver has enjoyed an uptick in popularity thanks to its limited antimicrobial features. However, manufacturers considering a shift to antimicrobial materials should think twice before using silver nanofilms or coatings. Once installed, or in use, these materials rely on moisture in order to be effective. The silver has to be wet.

Additionally, silver coatings wear down. Consumers are slowly coming to terms with silver’s limitations. Many hospitals, including Kaiser Permanente, have banned manufacturers and outfitters from installing these materials due to their “ineffectiveness.”

CuVerro Copper is different. It’s non-toxic, naturally antimicrobial, and is the only EPA registered solid surface material proven to kill 99% of bacteria. CuVerro Copper destroys harmful bacteria regardless of humidity or other surface conditions. Best yet, the antimicrobial properties never wear down or rub off with routine cleaning. As for looks, CuVerro Copper comes in different shades and never tarnishes. If a manufacturer chooses a particular finish, the added color creates an opportunity to open conversation about how they’re doing more to help prevent the spread of infection-causing bacteria.