Nekoosa Creates World’s First Carbonless Paper with Added Antimicrobial Protection
Nekoosa, Wisconsin-based Nekoosa Coated Products creates the world’s first antimicrobial carbonless paper by adding Biomaster silver ion technology, a non-toxic, naturally occurring antimicrobial technology to protect against the spreading of bacteria.
“As the cost of health care continues to rise, more and more antimicrobial treated products are offered to protect against non-pathogenic bacteria, producing cleaner product surfaces. For the first time, Nekoosa Coated Products brings a superior level of product protection to carbonless and copy paper products,” said Charlie Matthews of BiomasterUSA, LLC, the manufacturer of Biomaster.
Biomaster silver ion technology will not affect the paper’s properties such as dry toner/laser compatibility or carbonless image permanence, and does not cause product degradation, discoloration or deterioration.
Nekoosa’s carbonless and bond papers protected with Biomaster silver ion technology are suitable for any high traffic environment such as hospitals, classrooms, exam rooms, offices, clinics and daycares. Biomaster silver ion technology can also be found in treated paints, coatings, plastics, textiles, three-ring binders, clip boards, plastic page protectors and file folders.
“We recognize the need for a product that can help reduce the spread of MRSA infection,” said Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa Coated Products. “This is an exciting new product launch that we feel will make an impact in reducing this emerging problem.”
Premium Digital Carbonless with Biomaster silver ion technology is sold through Nekoosa Coated Products distribution partners across the United States. To find a distribution partner, visit the Nekoosa Coated Products website.