Your doctor’s office may soon be less germy because of a Maine paper mill

Beth Cormier, vice president of research and development at Sappi's Technology Center in Westbrook, in a lab where new paper materials are tested. Lori Valigra | BDN

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Sappi, once synonymous only with large forests and paper mills, during the past 30 years has turned its expertise with wood to the fashion runways and even doctors’ offices.

At its Westbrook Technology Center, scientists research, test and manufacture textured paper products that can be used to embellish designer handbags, running shoes, wood veneer, privacy filters for windows and even imitation leather for cars.

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Source: Bangor Daily News

 

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