CuGrip

FAQ

How it works

How does it work?

CuGrip wraps are made entirely of copper, which carries ions that inactivate microbes including viruses and bacteria left on its surface. Copper was found to kill the COVID-19 virus on its surface 12 times faster than on regular door handles with a stainless steel surface.

COVID-19 virus on different surfaces

Is there any science backing this up?

Copper has been known to have antimicrobial properties dating back to ancient Egypt and more recently, has inspired many research and experimental studies. We will be keeping an up to date list of studies and references which you can find here.

Are viruses deactivated on the surface immediately?

CuGrip copper wraps' disinfection process never stops and begins as soon as bacteria and viruses touch its surface. Each will have a specific rate at which it will deactivate viruses and therefore the lifetime of each specific bacteria or virus will vary. The COVID-19 virus was observed to be affected almost immediately after touching the copper surface however took just under 4 hours to be completely deactivated.

Installation

How do I install it?

CuGrips are made to be easily installed and removable. Before installing, make sure that the surface you will be installing it on is clean.

  1. Remove the protective film on the copper surface.
  2. Peel the wrap from its adhesive backing.
  3. Apply the CuGrip to the surface, ensuring that the edges are flattened.

Check out our How To page to watch our instructional videos on how to install CuGrip wraps.

Does it require special expertise to apply?

CuGrip wraps take seconds to install and can easily be applied by anyone. No special expertise needed!

I installed a wrap but noticed a wrinkle after, will it still work?

Copper looks great on door handles and if you get any wrinkles during installation, don't sweat it, wrinkles do not prohibit its disinfection capabilities and actually provide more surface area for the copper to kill bacteria and viruses.

Is it easy to remove?

CuGrip uses special adhesive to make installation and removal easy. Its weatherproof property keeps a durable, strong bond and its acrylic based, zero residue feature provides excellent removability.

Does it damage the surface below it?

CuGrip uses a special, zero-residue adhesive which leaves nothing behind and comes off smoothly. This was thoroughly tested on metals, glass, wood, ceramics, plastics and other hard surfaces.

Maintenance

Should I still disinfect surfaces?

Yes. Although CuGrip provides an extra layer of protection against viruses and bacteria, recommendations provided by your local public health officials should always be followed.

How do I clean it?

Routine cleaning to remove dirt and filth is necessary for good sanitation and to assure the effective antibacterial performance of this surface. Cleaning agents typically used for traditional hard, non-porous touch surfaces are permissible. Normal tarnishing or wear of this surface will not impair antibacterial effectiveness.

What happens when the copper changes color?

Discoloration or, oxidation, is a natural process of copper and is expected. This initial process does not inhibit its disinfection capabilities.

How long does it last?

We recommend changing CuGrip wraps when high levels of wear are reached (e.g. punctures and tearing) or when complete discoloration can be observed (however, oxidation will not impair antibacterial effectiveness). This is highly dependent on environment and typical cases show CuGrip wraps last from 1 to 6 months.

Product

What size do they come in?

CuGrip wraps come in various dimensions, depending on the application. To decide which size is right for you, you can browse our online store to find a surface you'd like to apply CuGrip to. The wraps included in that order will be specifically sized to that surface.

Can I order a custom shape/size?

If you would like to order CuGrip wraps of a custom shape or size for a specific application, please contact us at info@cugrip.com and one of our team members will be happy to help.

Availability

In which countries is CuGrip available?

CuGrip wraps are now available globally directly from our website! Simply choose a shipping option at checkout and you're good to go.

Are wholesale prices available for large orders?

CuGrip wraps are a great visible solution to keeping the public safe in places like public transit, schools, hospitals, gyms etc. We offer special pricing for large orders. Schedule an appointment with one of our team members or contact us directly at info@cugrip.com to get access to this pricing.

I'm interested in distributing or reselling CuGrip wraps in my region, how can I do that?

If you're interested in joing the CuGrip effort, schedule an appointment with one of our team members or contact us directly at info@cugrip.com.

 

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