While deceptively simple, this sheet is made from cellulose nanofibers and has a layered internal architecture designed to remove viruses from water, according to a news release from Uppsala University on May 18. The paper filter improves upon other methods such as chemical disinfectants, which can produce toxic by-products. “Our goal is to develop a filter paper that can remove even the toughest viruses from water as easily as brewing coffee,” said Albert Mihranyan, who heads the study at Uppsala University. In 2014, the team had described a paper filter that removes larger viruses, and now researchers have their eye on refining the filter to remove smaller viruses.
Thoro Packaging has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.
“It’s great to have more interest in Two Sides from the packaging community. Thoro Packaging has a 46 year history in this business and they have a strong commitment to sustainability which is exemplified by their use of 100% wind power in manufacturing, annual goals to reduce their carbon footprint, and use of low VOC vegetable-based ink. We look forward to working with Thoro to help promote the social and environmental benefits of paper-based packaging,” stated Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.
“Thoro Packaging is about more than just folding cartons. It would be careless for us to simply abide by our industry’s standards and regulations. More important to Thoro is the implementation of our own standards that truly represent what it means to be a green, eco-friendly manufacturer. We are excited to partner with Two Sides and join their mission to promote the responsible production and use of print and paperboard packaging, and dispel environmental misconceptions about this important industry.” Dianne Vanover, Internal Marketing Coordinator, Thoro Packaging.
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