Industrial Furnaces
RUBIG Industrial Furnaces
DLC Coating System - MICROPULS® Diamond Xtended
The Coating System - MICROPULS® Procoat
Plasma Nitriding System - MICROPULS® Everest
Plasma Generator
Gas Nitriding System - GASCON K2
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Heat Treatment
RUBIG Heat Treatment
RUBIG Slovakia
Plasma nitriding - PLASNIT®
Hard coating - PLASTIT®
Vacuum hardening - R.VAC+®
Case hardening - R.CARB+®
Gas nitriding - R.NIT+®
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RUBIG Die Forge
Safety Linchpins
Drive and Conveyor Systems
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2D/3D Data download
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Research and Development
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Biocidal Coatings Research

The importance of copper as a biocide has been known for a long time. The mechanism of action and the degree of effectiveness of copper on bacteria have already been researched to a large extent and described in detail in the literature. While the same is true for the effectiveness of copper on viruses, knowledge about the concrete processes and interactions that underlie the antiviral effect is still less well known. In general, it is true for microorganisms, i.e. for bacteria and viruses alike, that copper is extremely harmful even in small doses.

RUBIG is currently working in several research projects focusing on the biocidal coatings. The aim of the development work is to reduce or prevent the risk of infection through smear and droplet infections. In one of these projects, RUBIG works with partners to address the question of the antiviral and antibacterial efficacy and durability of copper-based coatings. Related regulatory and legal framework conditions are evaluated in the course of joint research activities, and RUBIG is happy to handle any resulting measures.

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