Archive for July, 2014

Canada now on board with antimicrobial copper!

July 10th, 2014 No comments

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.  Read more…

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Washington State’s Department of Ecology Releases Findings on Stormwater Roof Runoff

July 7th, 2014 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch,  Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently released a report highlighting the preliminary results of a stormwater roof runoff study. Ecology researchers sampled stormwater runoff after 10 rainstorm events February – April 2013, and a second 10 events from October – February 2014, on roofing test panels near Olympia, Washington.  Stormwater comes from rain or melting snow that runs off surfaces – roofs, paved roads or fields. The stormwater can pick up pollutants or certain chemicals as it travels into a body of surface water, like a stream, bay or lake. Read more…

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The Future is Now – Google Introduces the Self-Driving Project

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association Vice President OEM

Imagine a car with no steering wheel. You get in, sit back, relax and you’re on your way, safely to your destination. You won’t be gritting your teeth in traffic jams or worried about your teen texting and driving. Check out Google’s new self-driving prototype and see a glimpse into our future. Read more…

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CDA President & CEO Andy Kireta Sr. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

Andy Kireta Sr., president and CEO of the Copper Development Association (CDA), was honored this month with the Ankh Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Copper Club, Inc., for his many contributions to the copper industry. Andy received the award at The Copper Club’s annual dinner June 4 in New York City. Stuart Thorne, president and CEO of Southwire®, was named Copper Man of the Year. Read more…

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