Ahlstrom introduces new soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE September 13, 2013 at 15.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom TenderGuard(TM), a new soft SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) fabric for surgical gowns.

Ahlstrom's TenderGuard(TM) offers the optimal balance between safety, softness and comfort. This versatile soft SMS fabric is designed with comfort in mind. Drapeable, pleasant to the touch and lightweight are just a few benefits of this fabric. Our commitment to safety and comfort allow surgeons, nurses and clinicians to feel at ease, allowing them to focus on what's important during an operation.

Ahlstrom TenderGuard(TM) is a high performance, cost-effective fabric for medical apparel, offering the same protection as regular treated SMS but with added comfort. It's softness and comfort is comparable to spunlace nonwovens but with the added benefits of lower basis weights and better protection.

Please watch our testimonial video from surgeons around the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Da-pZRmnuc

For more information on the Ahlstrom TenderGuard(TM) please visit www.ahlstrom.com/tenderguard or email us at ahlstrom.medical@ahlstrom.com

For more information, please contact:

Valeria Erdos
Product Manager, Drapes, Gowns & Apparel
Tel: +1 860 654 8300

Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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