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The world is currently living in a global pandemic that is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is a potentially deadly virus that has spread worldwide in a matter of months, causing thousands of tragic deaths.

Governments are putting rules and regulations in place to slow the spread of the virus, which should hopefully bring the transmission to an end. However, while the virus may stop spreading, this global pandemic will undoubtedly affect how we tackle all viruses in the future.


Preventative measures to stop the spread of viruses are continually being trialled and researched in the hope to avoid global pandemics like COVID-19. So, we are pleased to announce that here at ANY Weld, we have created infection control handrails that you can trust.

What is HYGI-Rail?

HYGI-Rail is a special metal alloy handrail that will reduce the spread of infectious diseases like no other material on the market. Current handrails in hotels, tube stations, schools, and even hospitals, do nothing to prevent contamination with micro-organisms.

HYGI-Rail is clinically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria within minutes. 80% of infections are spread by touch and can survive on surfaces for over three days. Investing in an HYGI-Rail will help decrease pathogens such as HCAI’s & viruses and in return, ensure your environment is a much safer place.

A woman holding a handrail

How Does HYGI-Rail Work?

HYGI-Rail’s antimicrobial properties work in several ways; they attack pathogens by:

  • Rupturing the cell walls of bacteria.
  • Inhibiting protein binding.
  • Disrupting osmotic pressure within the cell.
  • Destroying virus’ nucleic acid (their DNA).

It’s 99.9% effective at destroying bacterial cells.

The Science Behind HYGI-Rail

There is plenty of scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of HYGI-Rail and how implementing it into your environment could make for a much safer and cleaner place.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials in Chile, the UK and the US have found that Copper (Copper & Copper Alloys) have extreme antimicrobial properties and have proven to reduce bioburden by more than 90%.

No Virus After 30 Minutes

Laboratory research has proven that when an infectious virus encountered a copper surface, after just 30 minutes, there was no virus present. In real world scenarios the cell destruction rate could be as quick as five minutes.

An elderly person holding a handrail

Decline in HCAIs

A trial was conducted in the ICU units in three hospitals in the US. Six surfaces that were near patients were replaced with antimicrobial copper equivalents, and it resulted in a 58% decline in healthcare-associated infections.

Kill Potential Harmful Micro-Organisms

A study carried out at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham has shown that surfaces made with materials that contain copper kill a wide range of potentially harmful micro-organisms.

Key Areas to Use HYGI-Rails

Key areas to use HYGI-Rails

If you are interested in using HYGI-Rail for your current commercial or residential space, or you would like to include them in your future project, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Give us a call on 01271 860794 or email us at [email protected]