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Ahlstrom introduces new soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns


Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, introduces Ahlstrom TenderGuard(TM), a new soft SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) fabric for surgical gowns.

Ahlstromís TenderGuard(TM) offers the optimal balance between safety, softness and comfort. This versatile soft SMS fabric is designed with comfort in mind. Drapeable, pleasant to the touch and lightweight are just a few benefits of this fabric. Our commitment to safety and comfort allow surgeons, nurses and clinicians to feel at ease, allowing them to focus on whatís important during an operation.

Ahlstrom TenderGuard(TM) is a high performance, cost-effective fabric for medical apparel, offering the same protection as regular treated SMS but with added comfort. Itís softness and comfort is comparable to spunlace nonwovens but with the added benefits of lower basis weights and better protection.

Please watch our testimonial video from surgeons around the world:

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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstromís net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstromís share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at


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