January 3, 2014
TEMPLE, Texas (December 18, 2013) – Wilsonart and EOS Surfaces are pleased to announce that Wilsonart will be the exclusive distributor of Antimicrobial Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces™ in 38 states throughout the U.S. The copper-enhanced material kills greater than 99.9% of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria within two hours of exposure and is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Public Health Claims.

“Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces is the first synthetic hard surface proven to kill specific disease-causing bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),” noted Joseph Elia, Solid Surface Sales Manager at Wilsonart. “With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that health care-acquired infections (HAIs) affect 2 million individuals and result in about 100,000 deaths annually, killing bacteria on frequently touched surfaces can play an important role in managing risks associated with microbial control. With Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces, our sales force will be able to provide expanded options and substantial healthcare solutions to health care organizations, architects and health care consultants among others.”

“Joining forces with Wilsonart gives us expanded distribution channels for a product we anticipate will make a real difference in reducing bioburden in healthcare facilities and could become a standard of care for the industry,” noted Ken Trinder, CEO and President at EOS Surfaces, LLC. “With our state-of-the-art facility in Norfolk, Virginia producing the product and Wilsonart’s warehousing system, fleet of delivery trucks and the largest sales representative force in the country, it is win/win for both companies. We look forward to working with Wilsonart to take projects from design to build.”

Antimicrobial Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces can be used in a wide range of applications, including countertops, nurses’ stations, and tables.

For more than five years, Wilsonart has provided commercial specifiers with a wide range of surfacing solutions. From laminate to decorative metals, custom printed laminates to thermofused melamine, solid surface and more, Wilsonart’s specifications sales force work with interior designers, architects, facilities managers and other specifiers throughout the U.S. and Canada to find solutions for their surfacing needs.

About Wilsonart

Wilsonart LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of High Pressure Laminates and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates under the Wilsonart, Resopal, Polyrey and Arborite brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on continuously redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Wilsonart is a registered trademark of Wilsonart LLC.

About EOS Surfaces

EOS Surfaces, LLC is a solid surface manufacturer, founded in 2005, which revolutionized the solid surface industry with the first 3cm surface, a change that reduced manufacturing costs and installation costs for these advanced non-porous surfaces. The product received the International Solid Surface Fabricators Association’s (ISSFA) 2007 Envision Award, honoring the year’s most innovative product.

EOS Surfaces also offers GEOS, an environmentally friendly option that is comprised of recycled glass and carried by The Home Depot and other National Distributors. Its latest product, Cupron Enhanced EOS, developed in conjunction with Cupron, Inc., is the industry’s first EPA-registered, copper-infused hard surface that is approved to make Public Health Claims regarding its antimicrobial capabilities. Health care organizations, architects, health care design consultants or distributors interested in Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces can contact EOS Surfaces at 800-719-EOS1. For more information, visit www.eos-cu.com.