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Reliance Dextex for sterile instruments

Cellulosic fibres create a tortuous path for protection up to the point of use.

10th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki, Finland


Ahlstrom-Munksjö, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is harmonising its wetlaid portfolio of high performance sterilisation wraps in the United States under the globally recognised Reliance brand.

Sterile barrier systems offer excellent bacterial barrier as a result of cellulosic fibres that create a tortuous path for excellent sterility maintenance of surgical instruments up to the point of use. As such, they play a key role in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, protecting patients’ health.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has now changed the name of its sheeted wetlaid sterilisation wrap products manufactured at the medical business plant of Windsor Locks and sold in the United States to Reliance Dextex.

In addition to sterilisation wraps for terminally sterilised medical devices, the Reliance Dextex brand includes overwrap for single use custom procedure trays (CPT) and tray liners for moisture absorption and protection of the tray.

“The Dextex brand joins our current Reliance Solo and Tandem brand of SMS sterilisation wraps and reflects one of the most technologically diverse portfolios of sterile barrier systems in the industry,” said Lionel Bonte, VP of the medical business at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. “The constant improvement to our products, quality and capabilities are a clear reflection of our commitment of continuous support to our customers and global healthcare.”

All new materials packaged include this new name on labels and corresponding documentation. In addition, all boxes of sheeted wetlaid wrap will include a reformatted Instructions for Use (IFU) document reflecting the name change.    


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