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Contributing specialised copper products to the healthcare industry for the benefit of people everywhere

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Since ancient civilization, copper has been used in fighting disease. Today, copper’s role in healthcare goes beyond being naturally antimicrobial. Copper has a vital role in numerous, sophisticated healthcare devices everywhere.

Superconductors and copper hollow conductors are frequently used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) applications. 

New imaging modalities continue to emerge and widen the application scope of MRIs, moving from disease-cause-detection to monitoring the progress of treatment. The growing application for MRI images is also propelling the need for higher field strength magnets that offer superior image quality.

Luvata is distinguished from its competitors by supplying superconductors to all major MRI coil manufacturers including Philips, Siemens and GE.  While there are already millions of people owing their continued health to an MRI machine’s diagnosis, Luvata continues to contribute its superconductor expertise towards the improved health and longevity of people everywhere. 

OFE copper with extremely high purity is needed in both medical X-ray imaging and cancer treatment devices as well in and computer tomography (CT).

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computer Tomography (CT)
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Particle Therapy
  • Medical devices
  • Personal care products
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Luvata mask wireLuvata flat aluminum wire is commonly used as mask wire or nose wire.  It is incorporated into a number of different face mask designs making for easy adjustment and perfect fit.

With the COVID pandemic, face masks are recommended to be worn in certain settings to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.  

Mask wire and nose wire specifications:

  • Thickness:  0.001" - 0.125" (0.025 mm - 3.2 mm)
  • Width:  0.005" - 0.500" (0.125 mm - 13 mm)
Mask wire and nose wire packaging:
  • Net spool weights are typically up to 220 lbs (100 kg), depending on customer preference with other packaging options available.