University of Hong Kong Professor Huang Mingxin displays a lift button and a sample piece made from a new stainless steel designed to kill coronavirus cells. Photo: Sam Tsang
University of Hong Kong Professor Huang Mingxin displays a lift button and a sample piece made from a new stainless steel designed to kill coronavirus cells. Photo: Sam Tsang

New anti-Covid steel developed in Hong Kong expected to hit market in 6 months

  • The new material has a copper content of more than 10 per cent, enabling it to inactivate 99.75 per cent of coronavirus cells within three hours
  • One researcher said talks were under way with industrial partners to produce lift buttons, doorknobs and handrails using the new material

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
University of Hong Kong Professor Huang Mingxin displays a lift button and a sample piece made from a new stainless steel designed to kill coronavirus cells. Photo: Sam Tsang
University of Hong Kong Professor Huang Mingxin displays a lift button and a sample piece made from a new stainless steel designed to kill coronavirus cells. Photo: Sam Tsang
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