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Medical nonwovens  

Improve barrier performance, fit and fabric comfort in medical nonwovens with a wide range of products from ExxonMobil Chemical. These include Achieve™ Advanced PP, ExxonMobil™ PP, and Vistamaxx™ performance polymers.

Applications and benefits

Medical nonwovens grades provide excellent barrier properties, cotton-like fabric performance and good fit in cost-effective, single-use applications, including:

  • Surgical drapes and gowns
  • Face masks
  • Shoe covers
  • Disposable bedding and hospital apparel
  • Sponges, pads and wraps, and filtration media
Benefits
Recommended product
Outstanding barrier performance and peroxide-free Achieve™ Advanced PP 

Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

Excellent spinning with uniformity and consistency ExxonMobil™ PP
Uniform production of fabrics with higher strength and finer fibers Achieve™ Advanced PP
New possibilities for incorporating softness and elasticity or extensibility for improved fit and comfort Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

Product solutions

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    ExxonMobil™ PP

    Benefit from excellent performance and value with our engineered homopolymers, impact copolymers and random copolymers.

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    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

    Discover how Vistamaxx™ performance polymers can be used to create new possibilities in a variety of applications including hygiene products, flexible and rigid packaging, polymer modification, masterbatches, increasing polymer processing efficiencies, roofing, construction and many others.

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  • Rethink what's possible using Achieve advanced PP

    Achieve™ Advanced PP

    Challenge reality and rethink what’s possible in automotive performance, packaging design, hygiene comfort and appliance appeal.

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Featured resources

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  • ExxonMobil Chemical Library icon

    Gradeslate: Polymers and resins for hygiene applications

    ExxonMobil offers an impressive range of polymers to help customers meet their hygiene product innovation needs. These include ExxonMobil™ PP, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, Achieve™ Advanced PP, Exceed™ and Enable™ performance PE polymers and Escorez™ tackifiers.

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  • ExxonMobil Chemical Library icon

    Case study: Creating a new differentiated ultra-soft nonwoven fabric

    Increasing the dosage of Vistamaxx™ performance polymers in a formulation with ExxonMobil™ polypropylene (PP) resins offers an ultra-soft-touch feel, low fluff, consistent quality and stable high-speed processability.

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  • ExxonMobil Chemical Library icon

    Create new softness for nonwovens

    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers are providing manufacturers of nonwoven fabrics with possibilities to develop new kinds of soft nonwovens.

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