Vitamin C Good for More Than Preventing Scurvy


As part of an effort to eliminate potentially toxic BPA from thermally printed receipts, Appvion has introduced a new paper that uses Vitamin C instead of BPA.  The new Appveon paper is yellow so it should be relatively easy to tell when it is being used.

Unfortunately, this paper is 10-20% more expensive than current paper, which may limit its adoption in the absence of government regulation requiring its use.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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