Ahlstrom expands SMS technology within its medical Sterile Barrier Systems offering

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE June 23, 2014 at 15.00

Ahlstrom expands SMS technology within its medical Sterile Barrier Systems offering


Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, extends its range of Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS). Ahlstrom Reliance® Tandem's extended range now offers sterile barrier systems designed for light to heavy medical instrument trays.

The expanded portfolio consists of grades ranging from a light 35 gsm to heavy 85 gsm, in four main colors: green, light blue, medium blue and deep blue. "The variety of weights allows our customers to better meet hospitals' needs. The expanded range can be used to wrap light packs all the way up to heavy instrument sets," states Product Manager, Mark Berman.

The Ahlstrom Reliance® Tandem range utilizes Ahlstrom's most advanced SMS (spunbond-meltblow-spunbond) technology, in combination with our wetlaid and crepe technologies, to provide the optimal combination of sterile barrier systems for sequential wrapping. Sequential wrapping or interleaving combines two Ahlstrom SBS wrap sheets. The two sheets, when used together, offer a higher degree of flexibility in terms of performance, technology, and cost.

For more information on our SBS offering, please email us at medical@ahlstrom.com or visit www.ahlstrom.com/sbs

Ahlstrom's in-depth understanding of the medical market and healthcare industry help us better serve our customers' needs. The medical business area has production sites in China, France, India, and the United States. 


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
Mark Berman, Product Manager, SBS, Tel: +1 864 234 7012  

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.