Ahlstrom-Munksjo Nonwovens, LLC

2, Elm Street, 06096 Windsor Locks, CT


Medical Team

Karl Miedema, Head of Sales EMEA

Amy Yang, Head of Sales APAC

Chris Barcomb, Head of Sales NA

Melanie Stambaugh, Global Market Development Lead

Bianca Siccardi, Global Marketing Manager

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Commodities and consumer goods
  • 05.07  Disposables
  • 05.07.03  Disposable articles for surgeries
  • 05  Commodities and consumer goods
  • 05.11  Sterile bags

Sterile bags

  • 05  Commodities and consumer goods
  • 05.14  Personal protective equipment
  • 05.14.03  Disposable clothing

Disposable clothing

  • 05  Commodities and consumer goods
  • 05.14  Personal protective equipment
  • 05.14.05  Working clothes and protective clothing

Our products

Product category: Working clothes and protective clothing

ViroSēl™ Breathable Viral Barrier (BVB)

ViroSēl™ is our next generation BVB fabric that is specially designed to protect you in the most critical surgical environments.  The specially formulated design provides the opportunity to create robust seam seals for the highly critical areas of a surgical gown.  

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Product category: Working clothes and protective clothing

PureArmor™ BVB

PureArmor™ BVB protective apparel fabric is specifically developed for environments sensitive to particle contamination like a laboratory, with its low lint and particle shedding. It’s strong, soft, highly breathable and provides an excellent barrier. 

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Product category: Working clothes and protective clothing


TrustShield™ product portfolio has single-use medical fabrics that are laser resistant, protect against chemical permeation, biological hazards and are highly absorbent.  Certain levels of protection are needed for healthcare workers whether in an operating room, laboratory or clinical environment.   The TrustShield™ portfolio has the medical fabrics needed to provide that type of protection while being comfortable.

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Product category: Working clothes and protective clothing


TenderGuard™, a unique portfolio of remarkably soft, comfortable, and protective medical fabrics. Whether you need an inner or outer face mask layer, or both, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has you covered.  Our unique technology produces super soft fabrics used to make a face mask that is extremely comfortable for the wearer.

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Product category: Disposable articles for surgeries

Reliance® single-use sterilization wraps

Our Reliance® single-use sterilization wraps help to prevent microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, spores) from easily gaining access to the tray content, allow sterilization, provide physical protection, maintain sterility up to the point of use and allow aseptic presentation. 

The Reliance® product range is comprised of various types of fabric, manufactured from 100% cellulose (crepe paper), cellulose + synthetic fibers (wetlaid non woven) and 100% synthetic fibers (SMS). The wide range and combination of sterilization wraps enable our customers to select the most appropriate Sterile Barrier System to meet their requirements, finding application in sterilization wraps for terminally sterilized medical devices, filter for containers, overwrap for single use Custom Procedure Trays (CPT) and Tray liner for moisture absorption and protection of the tray.

Thanks to our global presence in manufacturing, converting and servicing, we are able to reach and support our customers and users worldwide.

Reliance® crepe paper

Crepe paper for sterilization wrap, tray liner and overwrap made with more than 97% of cellulosic fibers and wet strength agents. This technology has excellent barrier properties with moisture absorption capacity.

Reliance® crepe paper meets all requirements for safe and reliable wrapping, combining excellent sterility maintenance and bacterial barrier. The different colors and basis weights can accommodate diverse sterile barrier systems (SBS) requirements.

  • Best in Class bacterial barrier
  • Helps to prevent wet-packs
  • Cost-effective wrapping solution
 Reliance® wetlaid nonwoven

 The wetlaid nonwoven technology for Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS) is ideal for the packaging of medical devices requiring higher resistance, thanks to its composition of cellulose and synthetic fibers. The softer and stronger cellulose-based material provides physical protection to trays, maintaining surgical instruments’ sterility up to the point of use.

 Reliance® wetlaid nonwovens, composed of cellulose, synthetic binder and PET fibers, create the best-in-class tortuous path for excellent sterility maintenance. Thanks to its composition, this technology is softer and stronger, allowing to better meet end users’ requirements.

Reliance® wetlaid nonwovens, available in two colors and three basis weights, are micrexed for increased drapeability and comfort.

  • Excellent bacterial barrier
  • Helps to prevent wet-packs
  • Soft and strong
  • Low lint
Reliance® SMS

SMS is composed of three meltblown layers of microscopic fibers, delivering a tortuous path for consistent bacteriological barrier and sterility maintenance. This technology is strong and durable, with low lint and higher barrier.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Reliance® SMS (Spunbond Meltblown Spunbond) is 100% polypropylene and treated to resist charge build-up. It does not contain cellulose or synthetic binder and its composition makes this technology especially suitable for the most demanding uses, both for inner and outer wraps.

Reliance® SMS is available in two colors and six basis weights to satisfy different user requirements.

  • Excellent bacterial barrier
  • Liquid repellent and antistatic
  • High strength to avoid rips, tears or punctures
  • Drapeability

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Product category: Disposable articles for surgeries

Reliance® Solo

Bonded sterile barrier system solutions for easy to use, simultaneous wrapping. Like sequential wrapping, the two bonded SMS sheets create a tortuous path delivering aseptic presentation of medical instruments at the point of use

Reliance® Solo non-sequential wrapping system offers flexible and simplified wrapping.

The two bonded SMS sheets help prevent microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, spores) from easily gaining access to the tray content and the two colors allow for easy identification of damage from transport and storage, playing a key role in infection prevention and patient safety.

 Lotcode is printed on every application.

  • Simplified wrapping process
  • Simultaneous aseptic unwrapping in the operating room
  • High strength to avoid rips, tears or punctures
  • Proven best barrier to prevent penetration of microorganisms through the bonded layers

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Product category: Disposable articles for surgeries

Reliance® Tandem

Interleaved sterile barrier system solutions consisting of one sheet for inner wrap and a second sheet for outer wrap. The combination of different colors and technologies provides the optimal combination for sequential wrapping, increasing efficiency and productivity.

Reliance® Tandem combines different technologies and grammages to provide the optimal solution for sequential wrapping. Cellulose, featuring high moisture absorption, can be combined with SMS for improved strength.

Crepe paper, wetlaid and SMS can be interleaved with different colors to ensure the benefits associated to visual differentiation.

  • Inner and outer wraps of different colors for easier visual differentiation
  • Combination of different technologies for improved performance
  • Easier identification of damages thanks to the superposition of the two colored layers

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About us

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For decades Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been making nonwoven medical fabrics that are used around the world in surgical and clinical environments to protect patients, healthcare and frontline workers. 

Our fabrics are essential components in the construction of surgical gowns and drapes, pleated face masks, protective apparel and sterilization wraps.

Company data

Number of employees > 5000
Occupational sector Disposables and consumables