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Our range of Reliance® sterilization wraps is developed to maintain sterility of surgical instruments up to the point-of-use, playing a key role in the prevention of hospital acquired infections.


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Reliance®: protecting patients globally

Selecting the most appropriate Sterile Barrier System (SBS) for use in the Central Sterilization Service Department (CSSD) is a challenging responsibility and plays a key role in infection prevention and patient safety.

Our Reliance® product range is comprised of various types of fabric, manufactured from 100% cellulose, cellulose + synthetic and 100% synthetic fibers. Our wide range and combination of sterilization wraps enables our customers to select the most appropriate Sterile Barrier System to meet their requirements.

Our technologies: choose the right solution to your needs

Reliance® crepe paper

Reliance® crepe for sterilization wrap, tray liner and overwrap is made with more than 97% of cellulosic fibers and wet strength agents. This technology has excellent barrier properties with moisture absorption capacity.

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Reliance® wetlaid nonwoven

Reliance® wetlaid nonwovens, composed of cellulose, synthetic binder and PET fibers, are ideal for the packaging of medical devices requiring higher resistance. The softner and stronger cellulose-based material provides physical protection to trays, maintaining sterility of surgical instruments up to the point of use.

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Reliance® SMS

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Reliance® SMS (Spunbond Meltblown Spunbond) is 100% polypropylene and treated to resist charge build-up. It does not contain cellulose or synthetic binder and its composition makes this technology especially suitable for the most demanding uses, both for inner and outer wraps.

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Reliance® Solo

Reliance® Solo non-sequential wrapping system offers flexible and simplified wrapping. The two bonded SMS sheets help prevent microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, spores) from easily gaining access to the tray content and the two colors allow for easy identification of damage from transport and storage, playing a key role in infection prevention and patient safety.

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Reliance® Tandem

Reliance® Tandem combines different technologies and grammages to provide the optimal solution for sequential wrapping. Cellulose, featuring high moisture absorption, can be combined with SMS for improved strength. Crepe paper, wetlaid and SMS can be interleaved with different colors to ensure the benefits associated to visual differentiation.

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  • Sterlization wrap for terminally sterilized medical devices

  • Filter for containers

  • Overwrap for single use Custom Procedure Trays (CPT)

  • Tray liner for moisture absorption and protection of the tray

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Square folding using Reliance® Solo

Covering all package contents is required for sterility maintenance and failure to follow all necessary steps for a correct wrapping technique could compromise the sterility of the surgical instruments.

Reliance® Solo is composed of two bonded sheets of SMS for easy to use, simultaneous wrapping. Like sequential wrapping, Reliance® Solo creates a tortuous path, delivering aseptic opening at the point of use. Watch our video to see all steps involved in the square folding wrapping method.

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.

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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