Antimicrobial Applications in the Marine Environment

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The public health benefits of antimicrobial copper-nickel touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, grab rails and bathroom fittings) should be considered on cruise liners, naval vessels, commercial shipping and offshore platforms. Since living and working conditions in this sector are in close and closed environments, copper-nickel surfaces can play an important role in protecting personal and environmental hygiene. Copper-nickel alloys such as C70600 and C71000 offer high strength, excellent ductility and weldability, making them good candidates for many touch surface components. Their resistance to marine environments is well-recognized. 

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