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Nekoosa Creates World’s First Carbonless Paper with Added Antimicrobial Protection
Premium Digital Carbonless with Biomaster® Silver Ion Technology

NEKOOSA, WI – 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 the paper's surface from bacteria.

“As the cost of health care continues to rise, more and more antimicrobial treated products are being offered that are protected 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,” says Charlie Matthews of BiomasterUSA, LLC, the distributor of Biomaster®.

Biomaster® silver ion technology will not affect the paper’s properties such as dry toner/laser compatibility or carbonless image permanence.

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 complement and add to the growing  number of antimicrobially treated products," says Paul Charapata, President of Nekoosa Coated Products. “This is an exciting new product launch that we feel will make an impact in increasing the demand for products that freature this technology.”

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.

Nekoosa Coated Products is known for innovation over the past 50 years. With a legacy dating back to the 1960’s as 3M, and later the Imation Specialty Paper division, Nekoosa Coated Products has earned the reputation as the leading carbonless technology innovator in precision coating, microencapsulation and imaging chemistry. Today, Nekoosa Coated Products also offers a full line of specialty papers including magnetic papers, synthetic substrates and pressure sensitive films.