Respiratory viruses can be transmitted where someone touches a surface that has been contaminated. Recent studies show Coronaviruses can remain viable on metal, glass, wood, textiles, plastic and paper surfaces from several hours to a number of days. PaperGard™ allows paper products exposed to high touch volumes to in effect ‘self-sanitise’, without affecting the appearance or performance of the paper itself. The Silver Ion treatment in PaperGard™ is effective for the life of the product, it is incorporated into the paper during manufacture and it cannot be removed with any amount of wear and tear. It becomes an integral part of the material.