Sappi North America, a division of South Africa’s paper and packaging company Sappi, has announced that it’s bringing to market a new casting and release paper that uses technology from Sharklet, a company out of Aurora, Colorado, to prevent bacteria from growing on surfaces. There are no chemicals or silver ions involved, but instead it is the micron-resolution micropattern crafted onto the surface that does all the work.
The new Neoterix ST paper is not intended to be used as a final product, but instead allows manufacturers of devices to create surfaces with a Sharklet bacteria inhibiting micropattern. The paper is used like a mold for fabrics and laminates and is removed to reveal the final product.
Because the objects produced by Sharklet technology are only about 3 microns tall and 2 microns wide, surfaces featuring it don’t feel or look any different and can be made to be even nice and glossy.
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Via: Sappi North America