Microbe-free paperboard coatings
Lisa McTigue Pierce -- Packaging Digest, 8/30/2012 9:26:21 AM
New paperboard coatings act as a long-lasting barrier to germs. After leaving the packaging facility, a product may pass through several locations and come in contact with multiple handlers before finally being opened. Each step towards its final destination creates an opportunity for contamination from viruses, bacteria and funguses. Proprietary formulas from Cosilion harness the inherent microbial resistance of silver and copper ions and maintain their effectiveness over time. According to lab tests conforming to EN 45001 quality standards, the coatings lowered germ levels by as much as 99.99 percent. The coatings can be easily mixed with a variety of inks and other substrates, resulting in a low-cost solution with limited impact on the packaging process. Imperceptible, the coatings do not change the look and feel of a carton or its sustainability.
Proteus Packaging, 414-855-9100.
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