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Ahlstrom expands its SBS range

Ahlstrom has expanded its offering for the medical market and healthcare industry using its advanced SMS (spunbond-meltblow-spunbond) technology.

24th June 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki

Industrial, Packaging, Medical/Hygiene

Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company has extended its Ahlstrom Reliance Tandem range of Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS), which now offers sterile barrier systems designed for light to heavy medical instrument trays.

The expanded portfolio consists of grades ranging from a light 35 gsm to heavy 85 gsm, in four main colours: green, light blue, medium blue and deep blue.

“The variety of weights allows our customers to better meet hospitals’ needs. The expanded range can be used to wrap light packs all the way up to heavy instrument sets,” commented Mark Berman, Product Manager.

Optimal combination

The Ahlstrom Reliance Tandem range utilises Ahlstrom's most advanced SMS (spunbond-meltblow-spunbond) technology in combination with the company’s wetlaid and crepe technologies, to provide the optimal combination of sterile barrier systems for sequential wrapping.

Sequential wrapping or interleaving combines two Ahlstrom SBS wrap sheets. The two sheets, when used together, are said to offer a higher degree of flexibility in terms of performance, technology, and cost.


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.

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