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Consumer Applications

You may not be aware of it, but PMX copper alloys are used in numerous products that you use everyday. Homeowners appreciate the beauty and durability of our EcoCopper™ roofing, flashing, gutters and stair railing. However, our copper alloys are also used in many applications that are not so visible.

An average 2,100 square foot home uses over 400 pounds of copper in building wire, plumbing, appliances, building hardware, and decorative goods. The same home has about twelve locks and fifty electrical outlets. PMX copper alloys are used for many of these applications.

Doorknobs, locks, switchplates, cabinet hardware, faucets, and other building products are some of the more visible products made from PMX alloys. In the future, you will be able to purchase similar products made from our MicroGuard™ antimicrobial copper alloys. MicroGuard surfaces kill 99.9% of many types of bacteria* including staph within two hours of exposure. Reducing the amount of bacteria and germs on your home's touch surfaces can improve your family's health.

The fundamental properties of copper have made it irreplaceable in the advancement of information technology and communications. Our connector alloys are used in computers, televisions, cell phones, PDAs, appliances, and other consumer electronics. Our connector alloys are also used in many of the electronic systems in your automobile.

Additional products that use PMX copper and brass alloys include watches, jewelry, musical instruments, hollow ware, apparel fasteners, and even caskets. PMX copper alloys are also used to produce the coins you use to pay for many of these products.

Fortunately, the copper used in all of these products is always recovered, recycled, and reused. You will never find copper scrap in a landfill. Copper continues its remarkable record as an integral part of mankind.

*Testing demonstrates effective antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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PMX has a very sustainable production process to protect the health and safety of our employees and mitigate environmental impacts. We do not use lead in any of our alloys. We recycle all scrap. Take the mill tour to find out how our copper alloys are produced.

Bacteria and germs won't survive on similar products made from our MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys.

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