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Copper Development Association (CDA)
5 Grovelands Business Centre
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The Copper Development Association (CDA) is part of the Copper Alliance, a global network of Copper Centres, with headquarters in New York (International Copper Association, Ltd) and a regional office in Brussels (European Copper Institute).

CDA's remit is to promote and support the correct and efficient use of copper and copper alloys for all major applications through the provision of information, literature, software and training to material specifiers, designers, engineers, architects, consultants and contractors. CDA maintains links with academic institutions, industry, professional bodies and other Copper Centres around the world.

CDA provides educational resources for secondary schools through its role as a content provider for the Association for Science Education's Schoolscience website.

CDA was established in 1933 and is funded via the global copper industry.

Vanguards of UK industry showcase antimicrobial copper
08 November, 2014
Five UK companies are contributing antimicrobial copper products to outfit the Copper Hospital at this year's MEDICA Trade Fair. Stand B03 in Hall 14 is showcasing a broad range of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in the context of an ICU room, bathroom and nurses' station, demonstrating the quality and variety of products available to healthcare facilities wishing to add antimicrobial copper to their suite of infection control measures.
European Commission awards EUR 3.3 million for ultraconductive copper development
24 November, 2013
The University of Cambridge is among a consortium of 14 companies and universities that has signed a EUR 3.3 million funding contract through the European Commission’s FP7 programme. Termed Ultrawire, the project aims to bring ultraconductive copper – that will conduct electricity better than any known material – to a level where pilot manufacturing can be planned within three years. Consortium members are adding an additional EUR 1.7 million of their own funding to the project.
New door hardware for healthcare facilities made with antimicrobial copper
16 August, 2013
Ingersoll Rand unveiled its new ActivClean portfolio of door hardware, made from Antimicrobial Copper, at the 2013 ASHE Conference and Exhibition. The global industrial giant joins a rapidly-growing list of companies marketing products featuring the powerful antimicrobial properties of copper.
Antimicrobial copper: guidance on alloy selection
03 June, 2013
A new publication offers designers, manufacturers and specifiers guidance on identifying the most appropriate copper alloy for a product where the intrinsic antimicrobial characteristics of copper may be beneficial. Its focus is design for the healthcare sector, but the information applies equally to other environments where hygiene and the spread of infection are concerns.
Hygiene grants for newbuilds and renovations using antimicrobial copper
22 September, 2012
Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces - such as door handles, push plates, handrails, taps and light switches - are already being used in healthcare facilities around the world to help reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections such as MRSA.
Antimicrobial copper abrasive water jet cutting
20 August, 2012
UK company PP Plasma Ltd is now offering an Antimicrobial Copper cutting service, able to cut or process antimicrobial copper sheet and plate. The company's abrasive water jet cutting service offers advantages over other cutting processes, giving a clean and accurate finish with minimum taper, leaving no heat affected zone.
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