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Consolidated Graphics offers antimicrobial treatment

Jan 9, 2002 12:00 AM

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Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (Houston) announced that it is the first commercial printer in North America to treat products with AgION antimicrobial, a silver zeolite that, when mixed with varnish coatings and/or ink, inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus on the surface of printed matter.

"We are pleased to offer this complementary product to our customers. This unique product was developed, prior to recent events, in response to concerns for damaging bacteria being circulated in the environment,'' said Charles White, president and COO of Consolidated Graphics. "We now have the ability to coat any printed material with this antimicrobial agent, without damaging or altering color consistency.''

The active agent in AgION is silver in an inorganic, ceramic carrier that allows the slow release of silver ions from the treated surface. It is said to provide long-lasting, safe, durable protection against organic contamination.