Aereus Shield Copper Coating

“Copper is the only surface that we know reduces bacterial counts in patient environments. Our study at Toronto General Hospital showed that copper alloy coatings have persistent antimicrobial activity. These coatings could be highly valuable in healthcare settings.” – Dr. McGeer, Infectious Disease Consultant and Microbiologist, Mount Sinai Hospital

Aereus Shield is a thin copper-alloy coating which can be applied to many substrates. Within minutes, copper has been shown to perforate cell membranes of bacteria and corrupts the bacteria’s DNA integrity.

The copper coating’s special combination of alloys make it strong, non-tarnishing, long-lasting and wear-resistant. When sand-blasted, for example, Aereus Shield was found to be more durable than chrome plating. Composed of natural materials harvested from the earth, Aereus Shield is 100% non-toxic to humans and safe to touch.

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Aereus Shield is a valuable addition to infection control practices used in healthcare facilities.

Waiting room chairs, IV poles, over bed tables, door hardware, faucets, sinks, toilet seats, counter tops and bed rails are just a few examples of equipment and healthcare touch facilities that would greatly benefit from Aereus Shield.

Clean Air Delivery


Aereus Shield Gold, which is 95% copper,  has been shown to stop growth of mould, mildew and bacteria that thrive in air delivery channels. Layered thin plating optimizes the bacteria’s exposure to copper, catching and eliminating it before it leaves the air chamber.



Aereus Shield can quickly be adapted for underwater suitability.

Based on tests in Lake Ontario, Aereus Shield has been shown to stop the growth of harmful mollusks, parasites and algae. This not only lengthens the ship’s life cycle, but also cuts monthly maintenance and cleaning costs for owners.

Other Uses

  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Handles, grips, railings
  • Public transportation grips and poles
  • Pens and stationery
  • Shopping cart grips
  • Furniture
  • Light switches
  • Telephone handsets
  • Mildew-resistant building siding
  • Shelves
  • Ceiling and floor tiles
  • Window and door treatments
  • Medium density fiberboard products
  • Toilet seats, flush handles
  • Toilet paper dispensers
  • Staplers
  • Tape dispensers
  • Elevators
  • Combs
  • Baby cribs
  • Soap dispenser