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6th October 2014, Helsinki

Ahlstrom introduces VaporCool dynamic SMS fabric for single-use scrubs

VaporCool uses moisture management to offer enhanced comfort to surgical professionals.Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, has introduced Ahlstrom VaporCool, a soft Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond (SMS) fabric treated with adaptive technology to create a smart fabric designed for conversion into single-use surgical scrub suits.

Thermoregulation

Ahlstrom VaporCool is a soft, textile-like, dynamic fabric that is said to offer outstanding comfort. Worn in direct contact with the skin, the fabric is designed to work as an extension of the wearer’s body helping to regulate their body temperature.

When hot, the fabric boosts evaporation providing a cooling effect. When cool, the fabric holds in moisture acting as an insulating layer.

Working under pressure

VaporCool uses moisture management to offer enhanced comfort to surgical professionals. Working under bright lights and dressed in high-barrier surgical apparel, surgeons operate under intense pressure for hours.

These conditions cause their body temperature to rise, increasing the production of sweat. Discomfort caused by feeling hot and sticky can quickly shake concentration and impair cognitive abilities. Ahlstrom VaporCool works with the body to relieve discomfort and improve concentration, the company reports.

Ahlstrom

Ahlstrom is a high performance fibre based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world.

The company aims to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Its materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wall coverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion.

www.ahlstrom.com

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