Cupron is the developer of a proprietary and patented technology that transforms regular products into extraordinary ones by introducing into them the unique properties of copper. Based in Richmond, Virginia and Israel, the privately held company licenses its technology to global companies that, in turn, integrate the technology into different applications, particularly those that benefit from copper's natural anti-microbial effectiveness and skin-enhancement qualities.
Cupron's technology starts with the powerful, natural properties of copper, a mineral that has been used to improve health and wellness for centuries. Cupron's patent-protected technology embeds finely ground copper into different polymers, which are then extruded into fibers and produced into yarn. The Cupron-infused yarn is then converted to a textile fabric from which different Cupron products are made. Manufacturers that use Cupron-enhanced fabrics need not change their existing manufacturing process nor need any special equipment.
An essential mineral in our bodies and found in many foods, copper has various beneficial properties, including a capacity to enhance the appearance of skin and to combat such microbes as fungi, bacteria and viruses. One of the natural properties of copper is its ability to promote the natural growth of proteins in the skin. As the body ages, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, mostly due to a loss of proteins. Because copper can stimulate the growth of proteins like collagen and elastin – as well as the growth of capillaries – it can naturally enhance the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Copper has been used in makeup, face creams and other skincare products for many years, but this is the first time those same revitalizing properties have been introduced in a textile like the Cupron Cosmetic Pillowcase.
Cupron's early commercial applications have been focused on products that enhance the skin. Cupron's Cosmetic Satin Pillowcase and Cosmetic Sleep Mask, for example, both help erase the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles and are recommended by leading dermatologists. Cupron's pillowcase and sleep mask don't require a daily application; the products go to work while a person is sleeping. Similarly, Cupron's Cosmetic Gloves can help reduce the unsightly effects of "skin creeping," the wrinkly folds that tend to appear on the back of our hands as we get older.
The effectiveness of Cupron's breakthrough technology has been clinically proven by many studies, and the Cupron Cosmetic Pillowcase has specifically demonstrated its capabilities in four independent double-blind studies, all of which showed a statistically significant reduction in wrinkles and fine lines as well as an overall improvement of the skin. Users of the Cupron Cosmetic Pillowcase, for example, found these same skin enhancement benefits within the first four weeks of everyday use. Cupron's proven benefits have been the subject of at least 25 articles in scientific journals, and other third-party studies have demonstrated copper's ability to increase collagen and elastin production.
The copper ions present in Cupron's technology are activated by the moisture in our bodies and in the air. These ions are the driving force behind copper's natural skin enhancement and antimicrobial properties. Products like the Cupron Cosmetic Pillowcase allow these ions to directly interact with your skin, which in turn, helps reduce the sign of wrinkles and fine lines.
When Cupron-enhanced products are used and cared for as directed, they are safe and effective for everyday use. The technology has been tested in multiple clinical trials and not even one adverse reaction was noted. By promoting the growth of proteins and capillaries, Cupron's technology has been proven to safely and naturally enhance the appearance of a person's skin.
Cupron fibers are high performance fibers with properties that can be affected by silicone. It is recommended not to wash Cupron products with fabric softener or laundry detergent that contain silicone, as silicone plates the fibers thus minimizing the effect of the copper ion release. Therefore, we suggest using Woolite for long term care. Other than the detergent used, Cupron products could be washed like any other textile product.