Via Seating Announces Game Changing Copper Infused Clinical Use Task Chair


Various forms of copper have been used for medicinal purposes throughout the history of mankind. Today, as more information becomes available, alternative health care and home remedies are gaining popularity.The antimicrobial properties of Copper have been known for more than five millennia.  Ancient Egyptians used copper pipes to transport water to destroy parasites and other water-borne pathogens. Shipbuilders have used copper for thousands of years to keep algae from encrusting on the hulls of ships. French vintners have used a copper sulfate compound to fight fungus on grapevines for hundreds of years. The everyday uses of copper include doorknobs and other fixtures in the house. Copper uses also include frying pans, knives, forks and spoons that contain some copper, if they are made from electroplated Nickel silver. It is also used in copper water heating cylinders, copper bath tubs, copper sinks and copper counters.

Cupron® technology transforms ordinary products into extraordinary products by infusing them with antimicrobial benefits. Cupron® technology used in Genie Copper Mesh is EPA registered and provides an antimicrobial barrier while inhibiting the growth of a broad spectrum of micro-organisms. This technology protects the fabric from odor and stains while shielding against bacteria, fungus and microbes that cause strains and degrade fibers and fabrics while keeping the mesh clean and odor free. Under test conditions, the proprietary Cupron® technology has been shown to be a highly effective antimicrobial solution protecting the mesh from a range of bacteria and fungi that cause stains, odors and deterioration over time.

Via seating is proud to partner with Cupron® to produce the first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical areas. Genie Copper Mesh is a crossover chair for task and conference applications. In addition to the antimicrobial properties, several design elements make the Genie chair itself unique -including a single versatile mid back size with three seat sizes. The back-frame design offers upper thoracic mobility and scapular release, creating opportunities for the user to move freely within the confines of a smaller workstation set up. The mesh back has an elastomeric, four way stretch offering optimal spine support and long term comfort. The Genie chair family can be specified with a high performance syncro control with side mounted back tension control with options of seat slide or simple to use swivel tilt control. Arm options range from full function height, width and arm cap rotation, to a nicely designed fixed conference/training arm making Genie a great cross over series from task to conference. Finishes include black and white frame options, multiple base color options and two different mesh colors in copper and black.

Contact KAD Associates for more information about this ground breaking chair.

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