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Canada now on board with antimicrobial copper! July 10, 2014

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), which similarly to the U.S.  E.P.A., regulates public health claims for antimicrobial products, has granted permission for the sale of Antimicrobial Copper products within their country.  After multiple evaluations and testing, PMRA has deemed that copper touch surfaces provide positive benefits to society, specifically in healthcare applications, through their continuous sanitizing action which supplement routine cleanings. 

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Mobility of the Future: The Adoption of New Motor Technologies April 18, 2014

By Bob Weed Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

Dr. Peter Phleps of BMW’s Institute for Mobility Research describes himself as an “optimist,” but believes that in industrial countries the period of strong passenger car growth is over.  In addition to economic factors, explanations for this trend point to demographic development or increasing multi-modal mobility patterns of young adults.