Ahlstrom-Munksjö Showcases Medical Fabrics


Nonwovens producer develops fabrics for surgical gowns, drapes, pleated face masks and protective apparel.

For decades Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been making nonwoven medical fabrics that are used around the world in surgical and clinical environments to protect healthcare workers and patients. The company’s fabrics are essential components in the construction of surgical gowns and drapes, pleated face masks, and protective apparel.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Breathable Viral Barrier (BVB) product portfolio consists of medical fabrics that are constructed with a tri-laminate fabric providing comfort and protection.

ViroSel BVB fabric is specially designed to protect users in the most critical surgical environments as it provides the opportunity to create robust seam seals for the highly critical areas of a surgical gown. ViroSel passes rigorous industry standards that are used to measure the ability of the fabric to protect against blood borne pathogens.

PureArmor BVB protective apparel fabric is specifically developed for cleanroom and high-risk environments. It is strong, soft, highly breathable and provides excellent barrier to protect both the wearer and the working environment. PureArmor has low lint, low particle shedding, is quiet and compliant with stringent international industry standards.

TrustShield, a versatile portfolio of medical fabrics are laser resistant, protect against biological and chemical permeation, and are highly absorbent. They can be easily converted into a surgical gown or drape as well as personal protective apparel.

VaporCool is like an extension to the wearer’s body. VaporCool is made with an SMS fabric that has an innovative layer called, Adaptive which is a “hydro-functional” polymer that changes with the environment around it. It is activated when the body temperature changes to capture and distribute moisture. 

The civil use face mask materials, TenderGuard BioBased and BioFilter, are sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. TenderGuard Natural and Smooth fabrics are designed for medical face masks. They are soft, protective, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly.