TYRONE, PA , May 7, 2020 (Press Release) -American Eagle Paper Mills of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, is launching a new line of antimicrobial paper to help minimize the transmission of communicable diseases. The Eagle Armour suite of paper products are treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the paper.
“To address the need for cleaner surfaces, American Eagle Paper Mills is proud to have successfully manufactured a paper that incorporates an antimicrobial agent,” said Scott Igoe, President of American Eagle Paper Mills. “What’s especially great about Eagle Armour® antimicrobial paper is that it inhibits the growth of bacteria without sacrificing paper performance or appearance.” Laboratory testing conducted by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), showed no noticeable difference in print quality between the antimicrobial treated paper versus the untreated control paper.
According to BiomasterUSA LLC, supplier of the EPA registered antimicrobial silver technology used in the Eagle Armour branded papers, silver is an element found naturally in the environment and has long been regarded as a versatile antimicrobial agent. The silver ions interact with the molecular processes within microorganisms resulting in inhibition of growth, loss of energy production, and prevention of DNA replication and new cell formation.
“Additional testing performed at an independent microbiology laboratory on the antimicrobialtreated paper demonstrated a 99.9% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria,” said Igoe. “These papers are ideal for use in hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, dental offices, long term care and assisted living facilities, restaurant and food service facilities, schools, offices, and more.”
About American Eagle Paper Mills
American Eagle Paper Mills is the leading US producer of recycled uncoated freesheet papers, including office, printing, and converting grades. Despite being one of the oldest mills in the US, American Eagle’s continuous innovation and infrastructure investment has improved efficiency while earning the Mill numerous environmental awards for reducing water usage by 83% and greenhouse gas emissions by 68%. Located in Tyrone, PA, the Mill was founded in 1881. It was shuttered briefly before being restarted in 2003 by a team of long-term Mill employees backed by local investors. The Mill employs over 230 proud Pennsylvania papermakers, transforming 300 tons of waste each day into premium recycled papers