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Engineering Materials

Medical Gowns

Our broad portfolio of materials enables manufacturers of medical devices, fabrics and packaging to design for the future, developing new, innovative options that perform better than what was available before.

Delivering maximum protection & comfort in medical gowns

Healthcare workers fighting pandemics depend on reliable personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their health while being comfortable to wear. This requires breathable materials that prevent wearers from being exposed to infectious fluids.

Common material solutions fail to balance comfort and protection needs. Microporous films contain microscopic pores making gowns breathable, but are vulnerable to tearing or strikethrough in critical zones ­– increasing wearers’ risk of exposure. Polyolefin-based gowns provide an effective barrier, but no way for body heat and perspiration to escape. 

Tech Talk: Material Solutions for Medical Gowns

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Watch this short webinar to learn how Arnitel VT delivers maximum comfort and protection for healthcare workers. 

Maximizing comfort and minimizing exposure risks

Monolithic thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) films maximize the wearer’s comfort and minimizes their risk of pathogen exposure. These membranes form a highly durable and breathable barrier. 

DSM Material Solutions

Arnitel® VT is an industry-leading advanced material solution for strong but breathable films used in medical PPE. Trusted by medical professionals around the world for 20 years, it has been used to produce more than 200 million medical gowns.

  • Monolithic barrier proven against pathogen penetration
  • Meets or exceeds Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) PB70 Level 4 standards
  • Best-in-class moisture vapor transmission rate enables superior breathability  
  • Lightweight, low-density structure enhances comfort  
  • Easy processing capabilities due to high melt viscosity
  • Mechanical strength enables thinner membranes, which reduces costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • 100% recyclable and reusable

Selected Grades

Arnitel® EM400

Injection Molding

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Film Extrusion
  • Food Contact Quality
  • USP class VI classified

Arnitel® XG5857\colors

Extrusion Grade

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Flame Retardant (halogen free)

Arnitel® EL740

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Injection Molding
  • Food Contact Quality

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