Ahlstrom-Munksjö Medical Business


For decades Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been making single-use medical fabrics used to keep health care professionals and patients safe and comfortable. Our product portfolio consists of innovative medical fabrics that are used to make surgical gowns, protective apparel, sterilization wraps, drapes, facemasks and coveralls.

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High performance medical fabrics

As experts in barrier protection our nonwoven medical fabrics are used to make surgical gowns and drapes, pleated face masks and protective apparel.

These high performing medical fabrics are used around the world in surgical and clinical environments to protect patients, healthcare and frontline workers against viruses, bacteria and fluids.

  • ViroSēl™ Breathable Viral Barrier (BVB) fabric is constructed to be impervious, breathable and comfortable. The specially formulated design provides the opportunity to create robust seam seals for the highly critical areas of a surgical gown  
  • PureArmor® BVB protective apparel fabric is specifically developed for environments sensitive to particle contamination like a laboratory, with its low lint and particle shedding. It’s strong, soft, highly breathable and provides an excellent barrier. 
  • TrustShield™ product portfolio has single-use medical fabrics that are laser resistant, protect against chemical permeation, biological hazards and are highly absorbent. 
  • TenderGuard™, a unique portfolio of remarkably soft, comfortable, and protective medical fabrics.  Our proprietary technology produces super soft fabrics used to make a face masks that are extremely comfortable for the wearer.
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Sterilization wraps

Our range of sterilization wraps is developed to maintain sterility of surgical instruments until the point-of-use, protecting patients' safety.

Our Reliance® range of rolled and sheeted fabrics can be used for sterilization wraps, packaging systems and absorbent tray liners.

  • Crepe, wetlaid and SMS fabrics in a variety of colors and basis weights
  • Reliance® Tandem interleaved solutions combine different technologies, each offering specialized performance properties for wrapping. The use of two colors clearly differentiates between the two layers during transport, storage and in the operating room allowing damage to be easily seen
  • Reliance® Solo single-step wrapping solutions offer two bonded sheets of SMS for faster wrapping and unwrapping without compromising sterility and aseptic opening
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Ahlstrom-Munksjö's new face mask fabrics are advancing product functionality and sustainability

To serve its customers and the market even better during this particular time, Ahlstrom-Munksjö decided to use its sustainable product offering and the momentum to develop its face mask materials ever further. The new TenderGuard™ product portfolio offers a full suite of fabrics for medical and civil use face masks. The civil use face mask materials, TenderGuard™ BioBased and BioFilter, are biodegradable and compostable under controlled conditions according to European Norm EN13432.  

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Manufacturing products to support our customers in the fight against coronavirus – Meet Manoj from Mundra

Manoj Chadha joined the Ahlstrom-Munksjö family in 2012 as a Finance Controller before going on to become Mundra’s Plant Manager – a role he has held since 2016. The importance of Manoj and his teams’ work has never been so vital as during the current COVID-19 crisis. The Mundra Plant’s products are for medical applications and therefore in high demand right now.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö joins “Résilience”, a national mobilization initiative introduced by the French Government to increase the production of protective face masks

The company recently joined the Résilience initiative promoted by the French government. This initiative will allow the production of over 100 million face masks for use by professionals in contact with the public as well as communities and companies active in essential sector.

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Extending the role of fibers for face masks manufacturing: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Reliance® SMS and Dextex wetlaid nonwoven receive validation from the French Government

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been actively working on alternative technologies and capabilities expansions, with synergies among its sites and new dedicated production lines. Now the company, and the Medical Business Unit specifically, are taking another step forward, going beyond the scope of the general medical offer.

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