5. In-built product protection.
As we emerge from Covid-19 we expect to see demand for technology that can create packaging which protects against potentially harmful micro-organisms transferred by touch.
Anti-microbial solutions have been used in healthcare products for centuries, and our anti-microbial paper protection is a great example of what could be useful for packaging in a retail environment or subject to multiple product handling in the supply chain. The paper is specially treated with a silver compound that is proven to be safe and effective against the growth of micro-organisms, such as the anti-biotic resistant ‘superbug’ MRSA, E-coli and SARS Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
The anti-microbial system is encapsulated into the papers and boards during manufacture and remains active for the life of the product. This means it cannot be washed or rubbed off. This sort of technology will be particularly helpful now and in the future for beauty packaging that may be handled multiple times.