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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 Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, ExxonMobil™ and Achieve™ resins.

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
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Outstanding barrier performance and peroxide-free Achieve™ resins
Excellent spinning with uniformity and consistency ExxonMobil™ PP resins
Uniform production of fabrics with higher strength and finer fibers Achieve™ resins
New possibilities for incorporating elasticity or extensibility for improved fit and comfort Vistamaxx™ performance polymers
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Featured resources

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    Gradeslate: Polymers and resins for hygiene applications

    Discover our range of polymers for your demanding hygiene applications – ExxonMobil™ PP, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, Achieve™ Advanced polypropylene (PP), Exceed™ and Enable™ performance PE polymers, and Escorez™ tackifying resins.

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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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    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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