Seeing Red: Next Installment In BPA-paper Saga – Science News

Posted by Trish Riley, November 15, 2010

Wisconsin-based Appleton Paper produces more than half of the thermal receipt paper sold in North America. In the first week in November, it began incorporating tiny biodegradable red rayon fibers in its stock. Resembling tiny eyelashes, they’re visible only on the paper’s back, uncoated side.

Explains Kent Willetts, the firm’s vice president of strategic development, since Appleton is the only company to make — or sell — BPA-free thermal-receipt paper in North America, these fibers offer consumers a way to identify at a glance which papers won’t shed BPA onto our hands and clothes.

via Seeing Red: Next Installment In BPA-paper Saga – Science News.

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