James Cropper papers effective against Feline Coronavirus

Paper manufacturer and Biomaster partner James Cropper has announced its PaperGard range with antimicrobial technology has been tested to be effective against Feline Coronavirus.

James Cropper has been expert at applying Biomaster antimicrobial technology to the company’s product portfolio since 2006.  Biomaster technology when applied to paper has long been proven highly effective against dangerous pathogens such as MRSA and E-coli. 

In new independent testing, the company’s PaperGard protected papers also reduced the viability of the viral strain by over 95% in under two hours.

Addmaster Regulatory Affairs Manager Lesley Taylor explains: “Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 are members of the Coronaviridae family of viruses which cause a broad spectrum of animal and human disease. This group of viruses are enveloped and rely on a protective lipid coating and are amongst the easiest types of virus to deactivate. 

Biomaster has yet to be tested against SARS-CoV-2 on product surfaces and currently there is not yet a commercial method validated for SARS-CoV-2, however the result clearly demonstrates the antiviral efficacy of silver ion technology against a member of the Coronaviridae family.”

While PaperGard has been regularly used for the production of medical and healthcare documents, this technology can be applied across the portfolio of paper products manufactured by James Cropper, including papers and boards for premium packaging or greetings cards that are subject to a lot of handling.

Richard Bracewell, Marketing and technical Director at James Cropper adds: “This innovation addresses demand for cleaner surfaces. PaperGard allows paper products exposed to high touch volumes to stay clean without affecting the appearance or performance of the paper itself. The silver ions present within the paper continually work to prevent the growth of the micro-organisms, effectively reducing contamination levels on the surface.”

For more information see the company website.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.