Since the on-set of Covid-19, ACE is experiencing unprecedented levels of interest and record sales of its GOWNACE range of laminates.

Fact: The terrible virus that has invaded our world and changed our way of life has triggered a boom in demand for safe single-use protective clothing for healthcare workers in the thick of the crisis.

It is of no great surprise then that demand for the Gownace range of laminates has rocketed – and forecasts show that this will continue way past year-end.

Traditionally, surgical gowns are reinforced in critical areas, leaving the rest of the fabric ‘as is’. Gownace 72, is an impermeable yet breathable three-layer laminate that is designed for the manufacture of a gown that needs no additional reinforcing. As a fabric that meets the norm EN 13795 (high performance critical area), it naturally delivers a secure barrier throughout the entire garment, whilst providing excellent comfort via its intrinsic breathability.

“The demand for Gownace is global,” says Christoph Lentz, Business Development Director at ACE. “The challenge is now keeping up supplies whilst nonwoven capacities are tight around the world due to increased mask manufacturing for the general public. However, our team is doing a great job in securing the supply chain and we are confident that Gownace will continue to play an important role in the protection of healthcare workers on the front line of Covid-19”

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About ACE:

ACE, established in 1973, manufactures cast embossed films, laminates of film to nonwoven, and apertured films. The company is located in Liège, Belgium. ACE has the distinction of being one of the very first film producers for the nascent hygiene market back in the ‘70s and was one of the founder members of EDANA, the global trade association for the nonwovens industry.

For many years ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use market, whilst using the same technologies to create leading edge products for the construction and industrial applications

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.


Christoph Lentz
Business Development Director

ACE srl
Rue de Renory, 499
B-4031 Angleur | Belgium
TVA BE 0413.199.511
RPM Liège

Phone: +32 4 349 86 65
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