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Ahlstrom-Munksjö adds TrustShield Biological medical fabric

The TrustShield product portfolio offers a range of medical fabrics designed to provide superior protection in the operating room, clinical and laboratory environments

25th August 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Finland

Protective, Medical/Hygiene

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced the launch of TrustShield Biological, a personal protective apparel medical fabric designed to shield against hazardous pathogens. The TrustShield product portfolio offers a range of medical fabrics designed to provide superior protection in the operating room, clinical and laboratory environments. TrustShield fabrics are laser resistant, protect against chemical permeation, and are highly absorbent. They can be easily converted into medical grade gowns or drapes, the company reports.

TrustShield Biological is designed for personal protective apparel applications requiring biological protection to prevent penetration of blood and other hazardous fluids that can spread and cause infections. TrustShield Biological is a bi-laminate (two layer) fabric that consists of a polypropylene based nonwoven layer designed for comfort, and a polyethylene film layer for protection against biohazards.

“It is important to focus on how we can advance product functionality in our smart fibre-based solutions. This holds true especially for our medical business and the protective fabrics we produce to keep front line workers safe. TrustShield Biological further underscores our mission to deliver high performing medical fabrics that fully protect health care workers and patients globally,” commented Lionel Bonte, Vice President, Medical, Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

For decades the medical business has been making fabrics used to construct surgical gowns, drapes, pleated face masks, protective apparel and sterile barrier systems. These high performing medical fabrics are used around the world to protect health care workers and patients against viruses, bacteria and fluids. TrustShield Biological joins Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s high protection portfolio, which includes ViroSēl and PureArmor, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s next generation breathable viral barrier (BVB) fabrics. These innovative fabrics offer both protection and comfort, something that is difficult to achieve together.

www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com/trustshield

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