Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Absorbents

365 Non Adherent

365 Non Adherent

Sterile, absorbent wound dressing pads with absorbent inner layers and a perforated low-adherent wound contact layer.

365 SuperAbsorbent

365 SuperAbsorbent

Multilayer sterile, superabsorbent dressing comprising a low-adherent contact mesh layer, a superabsorbent core, and a permeable, water-resistant backing layer. 

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.

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.

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

Combines two wound-care technologies: carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and alginate fibres. A soft, conformable, highly absorbent dressing that converts into a soft clear gel when in contact with wound exudate. A hidden integrity layer in the dressing aids intact removal. Can remain in situ for up to 7 days.

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.

Alldress

Alldress

Absorbent vapour-permeable adhesive film dressing.

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% ionic 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, and disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm re-formation. Provides nine times stronger tensile strength and 50% greater absorption than Aquacel Ag.

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 nine 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 multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose).

Aquacel Ribbon

Aquacel Ribbon

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

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.

Biatain Fiber

Biatain Fiber

Gelling fiber dressing. Soft, sterile primary wound dressing made of non-woven sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) fibers with bicomponent fibers and a thermo-bonded net added for strength.

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, a non-adhesive wound contact layer and a microporous skin protection layer. Can be used under compression.

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.

Bordered Gauze

Bordered Gauze

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

ConvaMax Superabsorber

ConvaMax Superabsorber

A superabsorber dressing that manages high levels of exudate, to maintain skin integrity and support healing by absorbing exudate through the skin contact layer, into the core which contains superabsorbent polymers where it locks the exudate into a gel. This means the fluid is retained, even under compression.

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.

CovaWound SuperAbsorbent

CovaWound SuperAbsorbent

A multilayer dressing comprising a soft polyethylene, non-adherent, hydrophilic wound contact layer, a polyurethane foam with superabsorbent polymer (SAP) core and a non-woven fibre top layer. The non-adherent hydrophilic wound contact layer enables fluid transmission through to the SAP core. 

 

C-Sorb

C-Sorb

Multi-layered superabsorbent non-adhesive dressing to manage exudate and minimise maceration. Comprises soft contact layer, superabsorbent polymer core to lock away bacteria, and fluid-repellent backing.

C-Sorb Silicone

C-Sorb Silicone

Superabsorbent dressing comprising fluid-repellent backing that prevents strike-through for patient comfort and safety, and gentle silicone contact layer that allows free flow of fluids to the dressing while maintaining stable fixation and enabling pain-free removal. Fast-wicking layer offers even absorption and superabsorbent polymer (SAP) core locks away bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. 

Curea P1

Curea P1

Sterile mixed fibre superabsorbent wound dressing with patented Supercore technology. 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 (including compression) with no sagging. Ideal for the effective binding of MMPs and soft debridement.

 

Curea P1 Border

Curea P1 Border

Sterile mixed fibre superabsorbent wound dressing with border using the patented Supercore technology. 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 (including compression) with no sagging. Ideal for the effective binding of MMPs and soft debridement.

 

Curea P1 Drain

Curea P1 Drain

Sterile mixed fibre superabsorbent wound dressing with patented Supercore technology. 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 (including compression) with no sagging. Ideal for the effective binding of MMPs.

Curea P2

Curea P2

Sterile mixed fibre superabsorbent wound dressing including a built-in non-stick interface layer with patented Supercore technology. 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 (including compression) with no sagging. Ideal for the effective binding of MMPs.

 

Cutimed HydroControl

Cutimed HydroControl

Sterile, absorbent hydropolymer dressing consisting of semipermeable polyurethane film and hydropolymer adhesive layer with pores.

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 Border

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Border

Self-adhesive bordered Hydration Response Technology (HRT) dressing with hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Secondary dressing not required. 

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra

Very high absorption capacity with Hydration Response Technology (HRT); this dressing combines a hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath with an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Can be used under compression. Suitable for wounds that require a longer wear time. 

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

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

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Superabsorbent dressing with Hydration Response Technology (HRT). It has a 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

Designed for use with catheters and drainage tubes. Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology (HRT) 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. 

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 (HRT), absorbent dressing with advanced, three-dimensional, non-adherent polyethelene wound contact layer. Hypoallergenic. Effective under compression.

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.

Eclypse

Eclypse

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology and non-strikethrough backing.

Eclypse Adherent

Eclypse Adherent

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology, non-strikethrough backing and soft silicone contact layer.

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Eclypse Boot

Eclypse Boot

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology and non-strikethrough backing. Shaped to fit securely around the lower leg.

Eclypse Border

Eclypse Border

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology, non-strikethrough backing, soft silicone contact layer and adhesive border.

Eclypse Border Oval

Eclypse Border Oval

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology, non-strikethrough backing, soft silicone contact layer and adhesive border.

Eclypse Contour

Eclypse Contour

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology and non-strikethrough backing. Shaped to mould to body contours.

Eclypse Foot

Eclypse Foot

Superabsorbent dressing with CrystaLock technology and non-strikethrough backing. Shaped to fit securely around the foot.

Exu-Dry

Exu-Dry

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

Exufiber

Exufiber

Sterile non-woven dressing made from highly absorbent polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres. Transforms into a gel
on contact with wound exudate. Available as pad and ribbon dressings.

Exufiber Ag+

Exufiber Ag+

Sterile, soft, non-woven dressing made from highly absorbent and gel-forming polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres, coated with silver sulphate on both sides. The structural integrity of the dressing supports removal in one piece.   

FarlaSorb

FarlaSorb

A superabsorbent dressing comprising a permeable, waterproof backing, a superabsorbent pad and a rapid 'hydro-penetrating' non-woven contact layer.

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.

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. Effective under compression.

KytoCel

KytoCel

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

Leukomed

Leukomed

Non-woven island dressing with absorbent pad.

Lyofoam Max

Lyofoam Max

A highly absorbent foam dressing that consists of polyurethane foam and a waterproof backing film with high permeability to allow effective vapour transfer.

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.

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

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.

Metalline Tracheo

Metalline Tracheo

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. 

Mextra Superabsorbent

Mextra Superabsorbent

Superabsorbent dressing with fluid-repellent, non-woven backing, a superabsorbent core and a non-woven wound contact layer. Exudate is absorbed through the wound contact layer and retained within the core.

Opsite Plus

Opsite Plus

Transparent waterproof dressing with absorbent pad.

Opsite Post-Op

Opsite Post-Op

Vapour-permeable adhesive film dressing with absorbent pad.

PolyMem Max

PolyMem Max

A hydrophilic polyurethane matrix with a mild, non-toxic wound cleanser, a soothing moisturiser, a superabsorbent and a semi-permeable film backing. Sixty per cent thicker than PolyMem for more absorbency and longer wear time. Designed to facilitate healing, relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Adhesive and non-adhesive versions available. For all wound types, including painful wounds.

Primapore

Primapore

Absorbent perforated dressing with adhesive border.

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.

Skintact

Skintact

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

Softpore

Softpore

Postoperative wound island dressing with fluid-repellent, breathable backing.

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.

Telfa AMD

Telfa AMD

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.

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.  

Vacutex

Vacutex

Dressing incorporating patented three-layer polyester-cotton structure to promote rapid capillary action, lifting, transporting and retaining exudate.

Vliwasorb Adhesive

Vliwasorb Adhesive

An all-in-one superabsorbent dressing with a skin-friendly, self-adjusting adhesive membrane.

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.

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.

Xupad

Xupad

Soft and absorbent dressing pad with fluid-repellent backing.

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.

Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border

Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border

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

Zetuvit/Zetuvit E

Zetuvit/Zetuvit E

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