The First Ever
Anti-Covid Paper

The Czech paper company SPM – Security Paper Mill together with the Institute of Chemical Processes of the Czech Academy of Sciences have developed a paper with significant antiviral and antibacterial effects.

Anti-Covid paper
kills viruses for good


This revolutionary anti-Covid paper is filled with an active substance that provides long-term virucidal and antibacterial effects. The integrated fixed filler protects against viruses and the multiplication of bacteria throughout the life of the product.

The paper has a particularly pronounced effect on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strain that causes Covid-19. Test results indicate that 70% of SARS-CoV-2 is eliminated within the first 10 minutes of contact with the surface of the paper and completely eliminated within 30 minutes.

The paper also repels a wide range of bacteria such as MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus, with tests confirming the elimination of all bacteria almost immediately upon contact with the surface of the paper.

Measurement of antivirus effect

Our paper brings a virucidal and antibacterial effect immediately and for a long time. The active substances are firmly bound in the filler in the structure of the paper.

Reed-Muench method (10/07/2020, Institute of Organic and Biochemistry, CAS)
Paper fibres

Reed-Muench measurement (10/7/2020, AVČR Organic Chemistry State)

Progress of Covid-19 virus concentration on the surface of anti-Covid paper (30 minutes)

Covid on Anticovid paper at first
Covid on anticovid paper after 10 minutes
Covid on anticovid paper after 30 minutes

Active substance

This antiviral paper is unique in that the active substance (a zinc-silver complex) is permanently fixed within the fibre mass. When a virus such as Covid-19 comes into contact with the paper filler, DNA and polyproteins are immediately inhibited and destroyed.

The filler fixed within the paper mass protects against viruses and the multiplication of bacteria throughout the life cycle of the product. And because the active substance is so tightly secured within the fibres, it cannot be wiped off or washed away.

Production technology

In 2015, the Czech-based paper company SPM – Security Paper Mill together with the Institute of Chemical Processes of the Czech Academy of Sciences began a research project funded by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic to develop a paper that would protect against viruses and bacteria, the causative agents of infectious diseases. These joint efforts resulted in the development of a paper production process that enabled the active substance to be cemented permanently and securely within the mass fibres of the paper, thus eliminating bacteria and viruses.

Institute of Chemical Processes, Czech Academy of Sciences
Jiří Sobek
Department of Environmental Engineering

The filler with nanostructured metal complexes is in the form of a powder, here an electron microscope image of the complexes

Anticovid paper - nanostruktury

Antiviral effect

The stability of SARS-CoV-2 is similar to the original SARS virus. Studies by the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, show that the coronavirus-causing virus (COVID-19) is stable in aerosols and on surfaces for several hours to days.

The causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

The results of a study on the stability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, show that people can become infected not only with air droplets, but also by touching them through contaminated objects. Paper made of fibre is a very favourable environment for viruses of microscopic size.

This new anti-Covid paper containing virucidal filler immediately reduces SARS-CoV-2 so that even a very high concentration of the virus is immediately reduced in 10 minutes to 30%. In the next 20 minutes, the Covid-19 virus on the surface of the paper is completely destroyed.

The action of anti-Covid paper on bacteria is even more effective as they are thin immediately when in contact with the paper surface with an efficiency of 99%.

Fixed securely within the mass of paper fibres, the active substance works over an extended period of time and inhibits any virus that adheres to the paper. Stable and impervious to degeneration, the substance remains active throughout the entire life cycle of the product.

Length of time the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
remains active on various surfaces

Anti-COVID paper 30 minutes
Paper and cardboardUp to 24 hours
Stainless steel and plastic Up to 72 hours

Long-term and immediate effects of anti-Covid paper

  • SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) & gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria on paper
  • 100% of bacteria eliminated immediately
  • 70% of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) destroyed within 10 minutes
  • 100% of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) destroyed within 30 minutes

Benefits of anti-Covid paper for different public sectors:

Public administration, police and military settings

  • Ensures the safety of participants at meetings and other public gatherings
  • Maintains continuity for working groups while eliminating the risk of transmission

Practical uses:

  • Forms and documents
  • Suitable replacement for offset paper
  • Envelopes for documents
  • Archival paper
  • Official identity documents
  • Public transport paper tickets
  • State documents and forms
  • Administrative and postage stamps

Healthcare Settings

Reduces risk in medical institutions typically associated with high incidence of nosocomial infections.

Practical uses:

  • Packaging for medical supplies
  • Health documentation
  • Prescriptions 

Benefits of anti-Covid paper

  • Substance remains active throughout the life cycle of the product, providing long-term hygienic effects
  • Preventive protection against transmission of infections of bacterial origin
  • Increased protection for individuals working with paper documentation in office settings
  • Active substance firmly fixed within paper fibres, making it completely harmless to human health
  • Available in different weights to suit a wide range of uses and settings
  • Antiviral custom-printed wrapping paper also available


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