Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2014 at 15.00
Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom VaporCoolTM, dynamic SMS fabric for single-use scrubs
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom VaporCoolTM a soft SMS (Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond) fabric treated with adaptive technology to create a smart fabric designed for conversion into single-use surgical scrub suits.
Ahlstrom VaporCoolTM is a soft, textile-like, dynamic fabric that offers outstanding comfort. Worn in direct contact with the skin, the fabric works as an extension of the wearers' body helping to regulate their body temperature. When hot, the fabric boosts evaporation providing a cooling effect. When cool, the fabric holds in moisture acting as an insulating layer.
The first fabric of its kind, VaporCoolTM uses moisture management to offer enhanced comfort to surgical professionals. Working under bright lights and dressed in high-barrier surgical apparel, surgeons operate under intense pressure for hours. These conditions cause their body temperature to rise, increasing the production of sweat. Discomfort caused by feeling hot and sticky can quickly shake concentration and impair cognitive abilities. Ahlstrom VaporCoolTM works with the body to relieve discomfort and improve concentration.
For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen, Vice President, Communications, Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Beth Schivley, Communications Officer, Medical, Tel. +1 860 654 8364
Nataraj Gosavi, Product Manager, Drapes, Gowns & Apparel, Tel. +91 96 8690 0655
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.