EPA extends approvals for Biomaster in paper

Addmaster is pleased to announce its Biomaster TD series antimicrobial additive, which is based on the natural antimicrobial properties of silver, now has received United States Environmental Protection Agency approval for use in paper and paperboard applications.

This EPA approval covers non-food contact items such as xerographic paper, ink jet and laser paper, carbonless forms, file folders, indexes, uncoated and coated printing papers, paper towels and wipes, as well as coated and uncoated paper board used in packaging for the medical and pharmaceutical markets.

The Biomaster TD series is a unique antimicrobial additive and has been used extensively in the European paper market for over 5 years providing a safe and durable antimicrobial treatment.

Paul Morris, Managing Director of Addmaster (UK) Ltd comments: “We are delighted to announce this latest EPA approval; it has taken many years of hard work from our dedicated team to get this approval due to the unique nature of the product. We are confident that this hard work will be rewarded with great success in the American market”.

“The Biomaster TD Series has a unique structure that controls the release of silver ions in the presence of bacteria. The more bacteria that are present the more silver ions that will be released. The unique structure also allows stable liquid suspensions to be produced which are convenient to add during the paper making process.” “Additionally, the Biomaster TD Series has a high silver content which allows it to be utilized at low addition rates, resulting in a cost effective means of protecting paper products.”

“This new product promotion is being handled through our partners Biomaster USA LLC, who are already aligned to the USA paper market and are now working with USA manufacturers to develop products for the American market”.

*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.