A surgical facemask has the primary objective of protecting the medical professional and patient from fluids. Since face masks can be worn for long periods of time, the nonwoven fabric used to construct the face mask should be soft and gentle on the skin.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s surgical face mask fabrics have a smooth surface that is soft to the touch and ideal for skin contact. They have hypoallergenic wetlaid fabrics for sensitive skin and are lightweight and highly breathable. They are compliant with global standards when analyzed as the final structure of the face mask.
Spunbond technology gives strength and breathability for a cost effective solution that is in compliance with standard market requirements and ease of converting. SMS fabrics offer the same convertibility, but with a high barrier.