Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Absorbents

Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

A transparent, absorbent dressing offering an extended wear time and a clear view of the wound. An absorbent acrylic pad encased between a top layer of breathable film and a bottom layer of perforated film that also features a unique moist skin adhesive.

ActivHeal Aquafiber

ActivHeal Aquafiber

A soft, conformable, highly absorbent dressing that converts into a soft clear gel when in contact with wound exudate. Contains a reinforcing layer between two layers of absorbent fibres to improve the integrity of the dressing when it is wet, so that it can be removed intact.

ActivHeal Aquafiber Extra

ActivHeal Aquafiber Extra

A soft, conformable, highly absorbent dressing that converts into a soft clear gel when in contact with wound exudate. Contains a reinforcing layer between two layers of absorbent fibres to improve the integrity of the dressing when it is wet, so that it can be removed intact. Can remain in situ for up to 7 days.

Eclypse

Eclypse

Superabsorbent secondary dressing.

Eclypse Border

Eclypse Border

Superabsorbent dressing with silicone contact layer and border.

KytoCel

KytoCel

A soft, sterile, absorbent gelling fibre wound dressing made from chitosan. Transforms into a soft gel upon absorption of wound exudate. Can aid autolytic debridement and be removed in one piece without damaging newly formed tissue.

SorbXtra

SorbXtra

A sterile superabsorbent dressing.

Silon Dual-Dress 50

Silon Dual-Dress 50

Comprises a 1.3cm foam layer and a non-perforated Silon layer. The foam layer is designed to cushion delicate wounds and absorb exudate. The Silon layer aims to prevent wound contamination and leakage.

Curea P1

Curea P1

Sterile superabsorbent wound dressing. The contact surface is made of polypropylene fleece; the absorbent pad consists of cellulose composite with fluid-retaining superabsorbent materials. The back contains a fleece connected to a breathable foil which forms as additional moisture impermeable barrier. Effective absorption under pressure, even compression.

Curea P1 Border

Curea P1 Border

Sterile superabsorbent wound dressing. The contact surface is made of polypropylene fleece; the absorbent pad consists of cellulose composite with fluid-retaining superabsorbent materials. The back contains a fleece connected to a breathable foil which forms an additional moisture impermeable barrier. The border is soft and flexible, with a skin-friendly adhesive. Effective absorption under pressure, even compression.

Curea P2

Curea P2

Sterile, superabsorbent wound dressing. Absorbs under pressure, so suitable for use underneath compression bandaging.

Biatain Super Adhesive

Biatain Super Adhesive

Highly absorbent dressing consisting of a superabsorbent hydrocapillary pad with a semipermeable, water and bacteria-proof top film, a hydrocolloid component for adhesion and a non-adhesive wound contact layer.

Biatain Super Non-adhesive

Biatain Super Non-adhesive

A highly absorbent dressing consisting of a superabsorbent hydrocapillary pad with a semi-permeable, water- and bacteria-proof top film, and a non-adhesive wound contact layer. Can be used under compression.

Aquacel

Aquacel

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose). Ribbon dressing incorporates stitch-bonded fibres to increase tensile strength. Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel.

Aquacel Ag

Aquacel Ag

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Ribbon dressing incorporates stitch-bonded fibres to increase tensile strength. Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel.

Aquacel Ag Burn

Aquacel Ag Burn

Absorbent, white fibrous dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. A nylon thread is used to stitch bond the product along its length.

Aquacel Ag Extra

Aquacel Ag Extra

Soft, sterile dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) stitched together with strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid and transform into a soft gel and provides nine times stronger tensile strength and 50% greater absorption compared with Aquacel Ag.

Aquacel Ag Foam

Aquacel Ag Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane layer and a multilayered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% iconic silver.

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Cover dressing comprising absorbent, white fibrous dressing pad of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Backed by a waterproof polyurethane film, with a conformable hydrocolloid adhesive.

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Soft, sterile non-woven dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with antibiofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Soft, sterile non-woven ribbon dressing made from a layer of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with anti-biofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Aquacel Extra

Aquacel Extra

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose). Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel. Provides 9 times stronger tensile strength and greater absorption compared with Aquacel.

Aquacel Foam

Aquacel Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane film and a multi-layered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multi-layer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose).

Aquacel Surgical Cover Dressing

Aquacel Surgical Cover Dressing

Conformable cover dressing formed of a soft, sterile, non-woven pad of sodium carboxymethylcellulose with a waterproof polyurethane film backing and hydrocolloid adhesive.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Border

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Border

Self-adhesive bordered Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose.

Cutimed HydroControl

Cutimed HydroControl

Comprises a highly breathable polyurethane film and a hydroactive hydropolymer gel matrix.

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad

Sorbact-technology-coated hydrophobic antimicrobial dressing designed to absorb exudate and bind bacteria under moist wound conditions.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet EXTRA

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet EXTRA

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

Uniquely shaped Hydration Response Technology dressing for difficult-to-dress anatomical sites. Flexible hypoallergenic primary dressing that absorbs and binds exudate.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polyproplyene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S drainage

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S drainage

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with a flexible hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Absorbs and binds exudate. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL

A specially shaped Hydration Response Technology dressing for large difficult-to-dress anatomical sites such as the lower leg, sacral region, thigh and lower part of the abdomen. Hypoallergenic primary dressing that absorbs and binds exudate. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sana Gentle

Cutimed Sorbion Sana Gentle

Atraumatic, Hydration Response Technology, absorbent dressing with advanced, three-dimensional, non-adherent polyethelene wound contact layer. Hypoallergenic. Effective under compression.

Leukomed

Leukomed

Non-woven island dressing with absorbent pad.

Kliniderm Superabsorbent

Kliniderm Superabsorbent

A superabsorbent dressing comprising of four layers; a hydrophilic wound contact layer, an intermediate layer, a superabsorbent inner core and a fluid repellent backing layer. The superabsorbent inner core locks in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. Contains no glues or adhesives. May be used under compression.

Telfa Adhesive Island

Telfa Adhesive Island

Thin absorbent cotton pad with non-adherent perforated film facing and non-woven backing, with an adhesive border.

Telfa AMD Non-Adhering Wound Dressing

Telfa AMD Non-Adhering Wound Dressing

Absorbent pad dressing with non-adherent contact layer and non-woven backing. Impregnated with broad-spectrum antimicrobial (PHMB 0.2%). Available as pads and island dressings.

Cosmopor

Cosmopor

Water-repellent, self-adhesive island wound dressing with polyacrylate adhesive and non-adherent absorbent pad. Gentler than Cosmopor E.

Cosmopor E

Cosmopor E

Self-adhesive, island wound dressing with non-adherent absorbent pad.

Zetuvit E

Zetuvit E

Highly absorbent cellulose pad with fluid-repellant backing. Available in sterile and non-sterile packs.

Zetuvit Plus

Zetuvit Plus

Superabsorbent dressing that contains a blend of cellulose fluff and fluid-retaining superabsorbent particles. Water-repellant, air permeable, non-woven layer protects against contamination. Soft consistency for a cushioning effect.

Zetuvit Plus Silicone

Zetuvit Plus Silicone

Comprises a blend of cellulose fluff and fluid-retaining superabsorbent particles, along with a silicone wound contact layer and a water-repellent, air permeable, non-woven outer layer. Has a soft consistency for a cushioning effect.

Absorbent Pads 485

Absorbent Pads 485

Absorbent dressing pads. Comprises highly absorbent pure cellulose pulp with a fluid-repellant backing. Available in both non-sterile and sterile formats.

Xtrasorb HCS

Xtrasorb HCS

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture in dry and sensitive wound conditions, while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without adhesive border.

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture to dry and sensitive wound conditions while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of wound exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without an adhesive border.

Biosorb Gelling Fibre Dressing

Biosorb Gelling Fibre Dressing

A soft, conformable, non-woven dressing made from sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and strengthening cellulose fibres. Designed to absorb fluid while maintaining its structural integrity and to make dressing changes less painful.

KerraCel

KerraCel

A sterile, gelling fibre dressing made from carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). The non-woven gelling fibres absorb exudate from the wound, turning them into a soft gel that maintains a moist wound management environment.

KerraMax Care

KerraMax Care

Comprises a soft, non-woven outer contact layers for comfort with a superabsorbent core to lock in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. The dressing also features a horizontal wicking layer and a heat-sealed border. Suitable for use under all forms of compression.

KerraMax Care Border Adhesive

KerraMax Care Border Adhesive

Comprises a soft, non-woven outer contact layer with a superabsorbent core to lock in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. The dressing also features a horizontal wicking layer. It is secured with an outer foam layer that is coated with an acrylic adhesive border.

Curapor

Curapor

Breathable island dressing available in two styles: a waterproof transparent film or a fabric version. Both versions have a low-adherent wound pad that protects the wound.

Flivasorb Adhesive

Flivasorb Adhesive

An all-in-one superabsorbent dressing that has the exudate management properties of Flivasorb plus a skin-friendly, self-adjusting adhesive membrane.

Metalline

Metalline

Single-sided, non-adhesive aluminised wound pad for acute wounds at tracheostomy, tube or drain sites. Flexible and soft with a smooth surface, makes this gentle on the wound. 

Solvaline N

Solvaline N

Low adherent, easy-to-use absorbent dressing with great air permeability 

Suprasorb Liquacel

Suprasorb Liquacel

A hydroactive gelling fibre dressing made of cellulose fibres and cellulose ethyl sulfonate fibres (CES). Forms a gel on contact with exudate.

Vliwasorb Pro

Vliwasorb Pro

Improved highly conformable superabsorbent dressing with integrated wound contact layer and blue outer clothing-protection layer for greater patient comfort. Exudate and bacteria are locked away within the superabsorbent core (made of superabsorbent polymers). This is an evolution of the original Flivasorb dressing and is up to 25% more absorbent.

Drawtex

Drawtex

A hydroconductive debridement dressing that incorporates LevaFiber technology, which combines absorbent, cross-action structures that draw in five times its weight of exudate and other debris from the wound.

AbsoPad

AbsoPad

An absorbent, non-adherent dressing laminated on one side with a PE net to prevent wound adherence. The dressing is perforated to allow the passage of exudate from the wound into the pad.

Adpore

Adpore

Sterile adhesive non-woven island dressing with a non-adherent, absorbent pad.

Adpore Ultra

Adpore Ultra

Sterile waterproof adhesive film dressing with a non-adherent, absorbent pad.

CelluDress

CelluDress

Absorbent non-adherent wound dressing with a cellulose pulp filler and a fluid-repellent backing. The hydrophobic soft non-woven backing prevents strikethrough of exudate.

Bordered Gauze

Bordered Gauze

Adhesive island dressing comprising a non-adherent centre pad, non-woven adhesive border and a water-resistant backing.

Alldress

Alldress

Absorbent, adhesive dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and low-adherent wound contact layer.

Exufiber

Exufiber

A dressing patented with Hydrolock technology, which contains strong polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres that are entangled together in all directions, as well as mechanically secured to each other, providing high wet integrity. Locking properties of the PVA technology, and the even space between the fibres, minimises free fluid inside the product, give it high absorption and retention capacity.

Lyofoam Max T

Lyofoam Max T

A highly absorbent dressing for use around tracheostomy tubes. It consists of polyurethane foam and a highly permeable waterproof backing film to allow effective vapour transfer.

Mepore

Mepore

Self-adhesive absorbent dressing.

Mepore Ultra

Mepore Ultra

Shower-proof, self-adhesive absorbent dressing.

Mesorb

Mesorb

Absorbent cellulose dressing with water-repellent backing.

Vacutex

Vacutex

Rapid, hydroactive capillary action dressing.

Softpore

Softpore

Latex-free surgical adhesive dressing.

Xupad

Xupad

Latex-free, ultra-absorbent dressing pad.

Skintact

Skintact

Double-sided, absorbent, low-adherent perforated film dressing.

Durafiber

Durafiber

A highly absorbent, non-woven, gelling fibre dressing composed of a blend of cellulose-based fibres. When the dressing fibres come into contact with exudate, they swell and form a soft cohesive gel sheet. Exudate is locked within the gel dressing structure.

Durafiber Ag

Durafiber Ag

A highly absorbent, non-woven, silver gelling fibre dressing composed of a blend of cellulose-based fibres. When the dressing fibres come into contact with exudate, they swell and form a soft cohesive gel sheet. Exudate is locked in the dressing structure.

Exu-Dry

Exu-Dry

One-piece multilayer highly absorbent non-adherent anti-shear wound dressing.

Melolin

Melolin

Absorbent perforated film-faced dressing.

Melolite

Melolite

Highly absorbent, low-adherent dressing. Comprises three layers: a low-adherent perforated film; a highly absorbent cotton/acrylic pad; a hydrophobic backing layer

Opsite Plus

Opsite Plus

Transparent waterproof dressing with absorbent pad.

Opsite Post-Op

Opsite Post-Op

Vapour-permeable adhesive film dressing with absorbent pad.

Primapore

Primapore

Absorbent perforated dressing with adhesive border.

UrgoTul Absorb Border

UrgoTul Absorb Border

An absorbent foam with silicone border featuring the TLC Healing Matrix to provide a nurturing environment for healing and harm-free care.  

ComfiHeal

ComfiHeal

Superabsorbent polyurethane foam dressing.