Aluminium, the safest material against coronavirus

The new COVID-19 virus that is hitting the entire world has had a huge impact on our daily lives. In order to prevent it from spreading further, we must keep an eye on the health and safety measures recommended by the WHO.

In February 2020, in the renowned newspaper “The Journal of Hospital Infection”, a scientific trial was published which was aimed at studying the durability of the coronavirus on different surfaces such as: plastic, wood, glass, aluminium, paper, latex and PVC among others.

The study, which can be read in (I), concludes that, taking an equal temperature for all surfaces, for example 21ºC, aluminium is the surface where the virus persists the least, with a “resistance” of between 2 and 8 hours, well below the other surfaces studied where the virus “resists” from 2 to 6 days.

It also indicates that, in order to avoid the transmission of the virus, it is essential to constantly follow cleaning and hygienic habits of the surfaces with disinfectant products based on a specific chemical composition and the constant washing of hands and use of gels with alcohol, measures to be followed indicated by the WHO.

Aluminium is therefore a material with a very low virus persistence index, it is safer than other materials against COVID-19 and, following the measures indicated by the WHO, it does not have a significant impact on the transmission of the virus.

Alibérico has always promoted and designed aluminium products due to their high performance, their infinite recyclability and now as a safer material against COVID-19.26

Source: (I)