Ahlstrom Medical Business


For decades Ahlstrom 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 around the world to make surgical gowns and drapes, face masks and protective apparel.

The main differentiator in our products is that we do not compromise protection for comfort, we deliver both.

  • ViroSēl™ Breathable Viral Barrier (BVB) fabric is constructed to be impervious, breathable and comfortable with a specially formulated design to create robust seam seals for the highly critical areas of a surgical gown.  
  • PureArmor® BVB personal protective apparel is developed for sensitive environments with technology that achieves extremely low levels of lint.
  • TrustShield™ single-use medical fabrics are laser resistant, protect against chemical permeation, biological hazards and are highly absorbent. 
  • TenderGuard™ medical and civil face mask fabrics are sustainable, renewable, and biocompatible, providing environmentally friendly options.
  • VaporCool™ single-use scrub suit fabric with moisture management to keep the wearer comfortable during surgical procedures.


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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
  • Reliance® Fusion is Ahlstrom's next-generation sterilization wrap. It incorporates the best properties of cellulose-based and polypropylene-based materials.
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Reliance® Fusion, our next-generation sterilization wrap

The Reliance® Fusion portfolio consists of a simpler two-model sterilization wrap system (Light and Heavy), available for two widely used wrapping techniques (simultaneous and sequential). The two basis weight options are capable of replacing all six traditional Reliance® Solo and Reliance® Tandem type models while offering superior pre-vacuum steam drying time performance under high tray weight conditions.

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Reliance®: from our global sites to your local hospital

We are able to reach and support our customers and end-users worldwide thanks to our global presence in manufacturing, converting and servicing. Each of our production sites specializes in the manufacturing of a specific technology to provide the best-in-class solutions and accommodate different sterilization needs.

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High performance medical fabrics

Our historic plant in Windsor Locks, CT fulfills medical fabrics used around the world in surgical and clinical environments. Take a behind-the-scenes look at where it all begins. 



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Reliance® high performance sterilization wraps

Our Reliance® single-use sterilization wraps play a key role in safeguarding patients’ health. They are one of the first lines of defense against hospital acquired infections as they allow sterilization of surgical instruments, provide physical protection, maintain their sterility up to the point of use and allow aseptic presentation. 

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ViroSēl™ BVB

Protection and comfort, something difficult to achieve together in a surgical gown fabric.  Learn how Ahlstrom-Munksjö is able to do so with our monolithic film we use in our BVB fabric, ViroSēl™.  

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