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American Eagle Paper Mills introduces antimicrobially treated copy paper with silver ion technology

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American Eagle Paper Mills introduces antimicrobially treated copy paper with silver ion technology

December 03, 2012 - 06:46

STATE COLLEGE, PA, Dec. 3, 2012 (Business Wire) -American Eagle Paper Mills of Tyrone, Pennsylvania introduces their new product, Eagle Armour Copy. New to the market, this recycled, multipurpose copy paper is treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection to the paper itself against unwanted microorganisms such as mold, mildew, fungus and non-pathogenic bacteria.

"American Eagle Paper Mills is proud to have successfully manufactured this paper to incorporate an antimicrobial agent within the paper without sacrificing its performance or appearance," said John Ferner, President of American Eagle Paper Mills. "The Rochester Institute of Technology performed laboratory tests on the print quality and found no noticeable difference on the treated paper versus the untreated control paper," Ferner continued.

According to BiomasterUSA LLC, supplier of the EPA registered antimicrobial silver technology used in the Eagle Armour Copy paper, silver is an element found naturally in the environment and has long been regarded as a versatile antimicrobial agent. The silver ions interact with a wide range of molecular processes within microorganisms resulting in a range of effects from inhibition of growth, loss of energy production, and prevention of DNA replication and new cell formation, thereby accounting for the high efficacy of Biomaster as an antimicrobial agent.

"Additional testing performed at an independent microbiology laboratory on the antimicrobially treated copy paper demonstrated a 99.9% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria versus untreated paper and that the antimicrobial agent lasts for the lifetime of the paper," said Ferner. "This copy paper is 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."

The copy paper is 92 Bright and is manufactured using recycled 50% and 100% post-consumer & industrial waste content.

The antimicrobial treatment can also be incorporated into all of American Eagle Paper Mill's product lines, which include uncoated commercial printing papers, along with wove and kraft envelope converting grades.


Located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, American Eagle Paper Mills is a producer of a variety of fine paper products in an environmentally friendly way. American Eagle Paper Mills successfully restarted the facility in 2003 after it was closed by its former owners. The company mission since startup has been focused on manufacturing quality uncoated recycled paper products and providing excellent customer service while protecting the environment. With the introduction of Eagle Armour, the company now demonstrates its continuing commitment to providing the paper products consumers desire in the future as well as the products of today.

For more information about American Eagle Paper Mills and Eagle Armour Copy, please visit the company's web site,