Paper

Paper is used extensively throughout the Healthcare sector for varied applications

including packaging of wound care materials such as Band-Aids, protective covers, sheeting for examination tables, temporary clothing, print paper, HVAC filters, filter masks, writing paper, examination paper, paper towels, drywall paper, wipes, etc.

Paper is a primary source of bacterial contamination as it is typically highly absorbent and therefore provides a perfect host material for bacteria and other pathogens.

bio-ARMA™ is positioned to have a profound impact on the future of paper within healthcare and medical settings.

Due to increased competition, paper companies through the world are looking to enhance their product offerings by incorporating the latest solutions to capitalize on previously untouched markets. Bio-ARMA™ can be easily added to all paper product types to enhance the value of the paper to the prospective clients.

Current solutions such as silver or phages are either too expensive or do not provide the range of protection against the more-resistant bacteria present in today’s Healthcare environments.

Silver, a popular choice by some manufacturers is expensive and provides efficacy in only wet or humid environments. Phages are difficult to work with and offering increasing concern relating to using living organisms to kill other organisms.

The following are just several of the reasons why paper manufacturers and processers are now turning to bio-ARMA™ antimicrobials for their products protection:

  • bio-ARMA™ is manufactured from over 92% bio-based ingredients, some of which are found or produced within the human body.
  • bio-ARMA™ is recognized as being a fraction of the cost of silver and other competitive materials.
  • bio-ARMA™ has shown excellent efficacy toward both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria including the deadliest pathogens listed by the CDC, FDA and Center for Infectious Diseases including resistant bacteria or Superbugs including pneumonia, VRE, VRSA, MRSA, E.coli and many others. It has also proven to have excellent efficacy in both an antifungal and antiviral applications.
  • bio-ARMA™ will help save lives of patients throughout hospital environments, protecting doctors, nurses and staff, and making for an overall safer environment.
  • bio-ARMA™ will add value to manufacturers products as products can be marketed as having efficacy against the growing bacterial resistance.
  • bio-ARMA™ works equally well in both wet and dry environments. Over 95% of antimicrobials used in the Healthcare sector today show little or no efficacy within “dry” environments.

bio-ARMA™ is the obvious antimicrobial solution for paper within the Healthcare Sector.

Bio-ARMA™ is simply in the business of creating safer environments. As populations come together in denser environments, and density is increased within Healthcare facilities including support facilities such as outpatient facilities, we owe a responsibility to those that will use the environments to provide the safest places for all to use.

bio-ARMA™ can be easily added to materials during their production:

  • Wet-End – As the pulp is mixed in the head-box of the paper machine, bio-ARMA™ can be added. This process is simple and the bio-ARMA™ will bond with the fibers of the paper, and become one with the paper sheet.
  • Dry-End – bio-ARMA™ can be added to the dry-end of the paper sheet, by spray application. Nozzles are set up across the sheet and bio-ARMA™ is sprayed onto the paper as it passes by to the final dryers and to be wound as finished rolls.

bio-ARMA™ is a bio-based, broad spectrum, innovative, inexpensive solution to microbial problems encountered throughout the world. We invite you to experience the benefits bio-ARMA™ can provide to your products and materials. We are here to enhance your products and the lives of those that use them.