Archive for November, 2011

Copper and the Business of Plugging In

November 23rd, 2011 No comments

By Bob Weed, CDA Vice President OEM

As reported recently in a Detroit News column, a Ford Motor Company study indicates that while 61 percent of consumers are interested in buying a hybrid or electric vehicle, only 4 percent actually do, and that nearly half of consumers don’t know the difference between a plug-in hybrid and an electric vehicle.   Add to that the initial cost and range anxiety (concerns about running out of power while on the road), and automakers and suppliers have their work cut out for them in fostering the widespread adoption of electrified vehicles. Read more…

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CDA Promotes Antimicrobial Touch Surfaces at Healthcare Design Conference

November 18th, 2011 No comments

By Wayne Seale, CDA Project Manager and Architectural Application Specialist

More than 3,600 health care engineering, design and architectural professionals attended the 2011 HEALTHCARE DESIGN conference Nov. 13-16 in Nashville. Wayne Seale and Larry Peters, project managers and architectural applications specialists for the Copper Development Association (CDA,) gave attendees the latest information about the antimicrobial properties of copper touch surfaces.
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Antimicrobial Copper at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s (SETAC) Conference

November 15th, 2011 No comments

By Adam Estelle, CDA Project Engineer

For the second year now, I’ve hosted a booth on Antimicrobial Copper at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s (SETAC) annual conference.  At first thought, it seemed like putting copper in hospitals was the last thing environmentalists wanted to hear about. However, sharing the public health benefits of copper with this group has been both beneficial and enlightening.  Read more…