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American Eagle Paper Mills Introduces Paper With Antimicrobial Protection

American Eagle Paper Mills American Eagle Paper Mills' "Eagle Armour" suite of paper products are treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the paper.

May 11, 2020 - American Eagle Paper Mills 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 antimicrobial-treated paper demonstrated a 99.9% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria," Igoe explained. "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

Located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, American Eagle Paper Mills is a producer of recycled uncoated freesheet papers, including office, printing, and converting grades. The mill employs about 230 people and uses 300 tons of recycled paper per day to manufacture premium recycled papers. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: American Eagle Paper Mills