Medical nonwovens  

Improve barrier performance, fit and comfort in medical nonwovens with a wide range of products from ExxonMobil Chemical. These include AchieveAdvanced PP, ExxonMobil  PP, Vistamaxxperformance polymers and polyethylene products, including Exceedperformance PE polymers. Applications include surgical drapes and gowns, medical protective gowns, face masks, shoe covers, disposable bedding and hospital apparel, sponges, pads, wraps, and filtration media.

Key benefits

  • Outstanding barrier performance and peroxide-free

  • New possibilities for incorporating softness and elasticity or extensibility for improved fit and comfort

  • Excellent spinning with uniformity and consistency

  • Breathable and soft-touch

  • Uniform production of fabrics with higher strength and finer fibers

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  • For the last 60 years, ExxonMobil has been helping to push boundaries and rethinking what's possible when it comes to polypropylene (PP).

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  • Vistamaxx™ performance polymers enable companies to develop innovative solutions that can improve product performance and manufacturing efficiency. It can contribute to potential sustainability benefits by downgauging packaging films, reducing material use, reducing wall thickness in rigid packaging, and strengthening products to avoid breakage or waste. It can also reduce energy use through lower temperature processing.

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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

    Imagine the possibilities for production innovation.

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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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    Polyethylene products

    Helping to deliver tomorrow’s performance today for a range of healthcare and medical, packaging, agricultural, building and construction, and industrial applications.

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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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    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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