PaperGard™ incorporates Biomaster® antimicrobial technology from the UK’s leading additive specialist, Addmaster. Biomaster is highly effective against the growth and proliferation of bacteria and enveloped viruses on porous surfaces such as textiles and paper.
Addmaster regulatory affairs manager Lesley Taylor explains:
“Enveloped viruses are relatively vulnerable, and where it is practicably possible to use disinfectants one should do so. Simple treatments such as soap and water are also very effective. However it is often impractical to use disinfectants and even soap and water. In these situations the PaperGard™ protected paper, with its antimicrobial technology, limits contamination of the paper surface whilst maintaining the qualities of the paper. ”
Richard Bracewell, continues:
“This innovation addresses the increased demand for hygienic surfaces. The silver ions present within the paper continually work to prevent the growth of the micro-organisms, effectively controlling surface contamination for the lifetime of the product and maintaining the integrity of the paper."