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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Print Industry News - 2007-01-19 - Antimicrobial office paper: Domtar develops paper for germophobes

Print Industry News - 2007-01-19 - Antimicrobial office paper: Domtar develops paper for germophobes: "Montreal, January 17, 2007 – In line with its ongoing efforts to innovate and develop new markets, Domtar (Stock Price Web Site Related Articles Google) today launched the first antimicrobial office paper available in North America.

Designed to protect paper against the growth of bacteria, odors, fungus, mold and mildew, this product is specially treated with a silver compound that kills most bacteria that come into contact with it.

Although conceived for general office use, the paper’s unique characteristics make it ideal for the healthcare, laboratory, hospitality, education and governmental sectors.

Laboratory studies show that one bacterium can reproduce into 10 billion bacteria in just 10 hours.

Independent laboratory tests on Domtar Antimicrobial Office Paper™ demonstrate a 99% reduction of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and K. pneumoniae.

The paper also inhibits the growth of bacterial odors, mold, mildew and fungus while maintaining the antimicrobial features throughout its shelf life, making it ideal for archival purposes.

Additionally, Domtar Antimicrobial Office Paper retains its antimicrobial properties even after printing and varnishing."


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