Excellent Packaging & Supply offers new BPA-free thermal paper for cash registers, credit-card receipt printers; product made by Ritemade Paper, using Koehler-manufactured BPA-free paper

RICHMOND, California , January 24, 2011 (press release) – Excellent Packaging & Supply, an innovator and distributor of nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has added a range of BPA-free paper supplies for cash registers and credit-card receipt printers to its comprehensive comprehensive BioMass Packaging® online store and catalog. The BPA-free paper works exactly like the paper it replaces, and enables retailers to eliminate toxins from the receipts they hand to their customers. Available for the first time, BPA-free thermal paper for POS machines can be ordered direct from biomasspackagingstore.com, for immediate delivery.

"We first learned about the demand for BPA-free thermal paper when a customer asked us if we knew that thermal paper contained BPA and wanted to know if we could provide them with safer, non-toxic replacement. It was the right thing to do and the solution was out there. We simply had to find it," said Allen King, president of Excellent Packaging & Supply.

According to Marcelo Mino of The Natural Grocery Company, public awareness about BPA and its associated dangers has been rising, prompting him to avoid using it as much as possible: "Our customers and employees started voicing their concerns about BPA, years ago. We learned that our thermal paper contained BPA, and have since then been looking for an alternative. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Excellent Packaging started shipping BPA-free paper to us in December, swapping out our old supplies for this new product."

Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly found in thermal printer paper, and has been identified as a toxic substance by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Health Canada. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown that there is some concern about BPA-s effects on fetal and infant brain development and behavior. Another study published in the journal Thyroid concluded that BPA could have selective effects on the functioning of the thyroid gland.

A complete line of BPA-free foodservice disposables

In addition to BPA-free thermal-paper rolls, which are made by Ritemade Paper, using Koehler-manufactured BPA-free paper, Excellent Packaging offers a comprehensive range of sustainable foodservice disposables. Its BioMass Packaging® line of products includes more than 450 items, all of which are BPA-free, and most of which are made from renewable, bio-based resources. The complete line is available online at: www.biomasspackagingstore.com.


About Excellent Packaging & Supply

Excellent Packaging & Supply (www.excellentpackaging.com) is a wholesale distribution company that specializes in nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications. The company's range of environmentally sustainable packaging includes compostable, biodegradable and recyclable product lines, as well as traditional packaging solutions. Excellent Packaging & Supply brings decades of experience to assist its customers with mid-level management and inventory-control services, product development, sourcing, quality control, and price negotiation. The company also markets sustainable foodservice packaging solutions for business, restaurant and home on its BioMass Packaging® store: biomasspackagingstore.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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