STOCKHOLM - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its Reliance portfolio to now include its historical Dextex range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilization wraps.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sterile barrier systems are designed to offer excellent bacterial barrier thanks to cellulosic fibres that create a tortuous path for excellent sterility maintenance of surgical instruments up to the point of use. The high-performance sterilization wraps also play a key role in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, protecting patients’ health.

Dextex wetlaid sterilization wraps have a long history of use in the sterilization industry and are well recognized throughout the globe for their reliable performance. In an effort to facilitate its customers and help their businesses succeed, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has now decided to harmonize the portfolio in the United States under its globally recognized Reliance brand. The move will see a name change for its sheeted wetlaid sterilization wrap products manufactured at the Medical business plant in Windsor Locks and sold in the United States to Reliance Dextex.

In addition to sterilization wraps for terminally sterilized medical devices, the Reliance Dextex brand includes overwrap for single use Custom Procedure Trays (CPT) and tray liners for moisture absorption and protection of the tray.

“The Dextex brand joins our current Reliance Solo and Tandem brand of SMS sterilization wraps and reflects one of the most technologically diverse portfolios of sterile barrier systems in the industry. The constant improvement to our products, quality and capabilities are a clear reflection of our commitment of continuous support to our customers and global healthcare,” said Lionel Bonte, VP Medical business at Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

All new materials packaged include this new name on all labels and corresponding documentation. In addition, all boxes of sheeted wetlaid wrap will include a reformatted Instructions for Use (IFU) document reflecting the name change.  

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