Alpha® Free is the only direct thermal material made with vitamin C instead of phenols or other controversial chemicals. It’s simply a more natural choice for POS receipt paper. Alpha® Free is made exclusively by Appvion, the leading innovator of direct thermal technology and papers. Appvion eliminated BPA from its direct thermal papers in 2006. Alpha® Free enhances appearance, reliability and performance while delivering what customers expect from a point-of-sale receipt: • Longer print life of at least 8 years • Improved resistance to heat, humidity and water • Subtle, light yellow shade • Improved print quality in most printers, including portable and low energy printers • Vitamin C as a thermal image developer • Manufactured without the use of BPA, BPS or other phenol-based developers • Responsibly sourced and recyclable paper