Prolamina Introduces New Breathable Nonwoven

Prolamina Introduces New Breathable Nonwoven

Westfield, MA (April 29, 2016) – Prolamina, a division of ProAmpac and a leading global flexible packaging company, is pleased to introduce an innovative breathable nonwoven as part of their PRO-BARRIER™ line of nonwoven products, in advance of IDEA16, May 2-5, in Boston.

A leading source for extrusion coated and laminated nonwovens, Prolamina’s PRO-BARRIER products serve multiple areas in the medical packaging industry. This breakthrough breathable nonwoven material offers exceptional comfort, due to a moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) that is 25 times higher than current surgical drape and gown material on the market.  In addition, this new PRO-BARRIER product recently passed an independent laboratory 10 sample lot study for both the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Level 4 for Surgical Drapes laboratory test ASTM F1670 for synthetic blood penetration, and the AAMI level 4 for Surgical Gowns laboratory test ASTM F1671 for liquid and viral penetration.

According to the AAMI, “This standard establishes a classification system and associated minimum requirements for protective apparel and drapes used in healthcare facilities based on their liquid barrier performance.” Prolamina’s PRO-BARRIER nonwovens are well positioned to meet the safety needs of medical professionals.

Dave Hopkins, President of Prolamina’s U.S. Commercial Operations, states, “Prolamina has been working on exciting innovations with our PRO-BARRIER line of nonwovens and we look forward to sharing those with attendees of IDEA and the marketplace. As the healthcare and medical industries continue to grow at a fast pace, so does the need for safe and secure working conditions. Prolamina’s multi-coextrusion lines produce coated nonwovens that are soft and drapable, yet have the ability to pass stringent barrier requirements against blood and blood-borne pathogens.”

Prolamina provides unrivaled manufacturing scale and expertise, creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer commitment and award-winning innovation for the nonwoven and healthcare markets. Please visit Prolamina’s display at IDEA16, booth number 1719, to speak with a representative. To learn more about Prolamina’s PRO-BARRIER nonwoven products you can visit

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