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
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
Oh good grief!