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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

paper chemicals weblog

paper chemicals weblog: "Paper 360 have reported on an interesting announcement from Domtar that they have produced the first antimicrobial office paper available in North America. It is designed to protect paper against the growth of:
  1. bacteria,
  2. odours,
  3. fungus,
  4. mould and
  5. mildew.

The key ingredient is a silver compound which kills most bacteria that come into contact with it. It is stated that, 'Although conceived for general office use, the paper's unique characteristics make it ideal for
  1. the healthcare,
  2. laboratory,
  3. hospitality,
  4. education and
  5. governmental sectors.

A hot topic at the moment is MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) or 'Super Bug' as it is otherwise known, and it is reported that independent laboratory tests on Domtar Antimicrobial Office Paper demonstrate a 99% reduction of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and K. pneumoniae.

Given the significant increase in virulent bacteria such as MRSA over the past ten years, antimicrobial products are now sought throughout North America and, indeed, the world.

Similar products exist in Europe and Asia and Domtar is the first company to bring an antimicrobial office paper to North America."

Helge: This is coming. We are going to see "healthy paper, risk free paper..."


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