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Suominen launches three new FIBRELLA products at Medica 2015

Medical and Hygiene, which together form the Care Business Area, are company’s key focus areas for future growth and product innovation.

18th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki


Medical and Hygiene, which together form the Care Business Area at Suominen, are key focus areas for future growth and product innovation, the company reports.

“Our strategic plans to develop and grow in the medical market is clearly reflected in these exciting new FIBRELLA products which bring high value added benefits to our customers and patients alike. High performance nonwovens offer improved standards of care to the healthcare professionals around the globe,” said Lynda Kelly, SVP Care business area.

New products

FIBRELLA Zorb and FIBRELLA Zorb+ are both new nonwoven products designed for use in the operating rooms (OR) in hospitals for critical surgical applications. Used as specially tailored additions to standard draping techniques to isolate the patient and OR staff, FIBRELLA Zorb and FIBRELLA Zorb+ are said to bring added value benefits to the critical care environment.

FIBRELLA Zorb is an absorbent light weight top layer with a new texture utilizing Suominen´s unique patterning. FIBRELLA Zorb+ is a highly absorbent structure designed for use around the incision site for fenestrations in surgical drapes.

FIBRELLA Perf, a range of nonwovens for wound care and gentle cleansing, has an apertured structure which is said to make it very soft and skin friendly. FIBRELLA Perf for medical applications, initially introduced to the market in South America in March, is now manufactured at all Suominen’s manufacturing sites around the world opening up new geographies for its sale.

New resources

“Suominen’s commitment to the medical market with new manufacturing and R&D resources means we will be able to continue to develop new and differentiated products for the specialist medical arena,” said Marika Mäkilä, Global Medical Product Manager.

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens include wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs. Suominen is the market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs approximately 600 people in Europe and in the Americas.

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