Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Alginates

Tegaderm Alginate Ag

Tegaderm Alginate Ag

Highly absorbent, sterile, non-woven, antimicrobial pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) calcium alginate, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and an ionic silver complex that releases silver ions in the presence of wound exudate.

ActivHeal Alginate

ActivHeal Alginate

Soft, conformable, highly absorbent calcium sodium alginate dressing. Available in a felt or a rope.

Algivon

Algivon

Alginate dressing impregnated with 100% Manuka honey.

Algivon Plus

Algivon Plus

Reinforced alginate dressing impregnated with 100% manuka honey.

Algivon Plus Ribbon

Algivon Plus Ribbon

Reinforced alginate ribbon impregnated with 100% manuka honey. Comes with probe.

Sorbsan Silver Flat

Sorbsan Silver Flat

A sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate wound dressing impregnated with silver. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel when in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds.

Sorbsan Silver Plus

Sorbsan Silver Plus

A sterile dressing consisting of a silver-impregnated calcium alginate wound contact layer bonded to a secondary absorbent viscose layer. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid content. The secondary viscose layer absorbs excess exudate.

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon and Packing

Sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate cavity dressings impregnated with silver. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel when in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds. Supplied with a sterile plastic medical probe (single-use only) to aid assessment of the wound dimensions.

Sorbsan Flat

Sorbsan Flat

A sterile, non-woven, calcium alginate wound dressing. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds.

Sorbsan Plus

Sorbsan Plus

Consists of a sterile, calcium alginate wound contact layer bonded to a secondary absorbent layer, which absorbs excess exudate.

Sorbsan Plus Border

Sorbsan Plus Border

A self-adhesive calcium alginate wound dressing. The calcium alginate wound contact layer is bonded to a secondary absorbent layer, which in turn is covered with a beige microporous, thin, foam backing. This extends to provide the dressing with a hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive border.

Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing

Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing

Sterile non-woven calcium alginate cavity wound dressings. High in mannuronic acid and low in guluronic acid. The fibres swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel when in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds. Supplied with a sterile plastic medical probe (single-use only) to aid  assessment of the wound dimensions.

Askina Calgitrol Thin

Askina Calgitrol Thin

Consists of a thin layer of silver alginate matrix. This forms a soft gel when in contact with exudate, allowing the immediate controlled and sustained release of silver ions into the wound.

Biatain Alginate Ag

Biatain Alginate Ag

Highly absorbent alginate dressing with silver, designed to treat cavity wound infection.

Biatain Alginate

Biatain Alginate

Highly absorbent dressing composed of alginate and hydrocolloid.

Kaltostat

Kaltostat

Sterile non-woven calcium-sodium alginate fibre dressing. On contact with a bleeding wound, promotes haemostasis.

Flaminal Forte

Flaminal Forte

Alginate gel containing two antimicrobial enzymes, glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase, which exert their effect without damaging healthy skin cells. Debrides the wound and manages moisture balance. Can be used on a wide range of wound types and at every stage of healing

Flaminal Hydro

Flaminal Hydro

Alginate gel containing two antimicrobial enzymes, glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase, which exert their effect without damaging healthy skin cells. Debrides the wound and manages moisture balance. Can be used on a wide range of wound types and at every stage of healing. Contains lower proportion of alginate than Flaminal Forte.

Kendall Calcium Alginate

Kendall Calcium Alginate

Calcium alginate dressing pad that absorbs exudate and provides a moist wound healing environment.

Kendall Calcium Alginate Zinc

Kendall Calcium Alginate Zinc

Calcium alginate dressing pad that absorbs exudate and provides a moist wound healing environment. Impregnated with zinc.

Sorbalgon

Sorbalgon

Absorbent alginate fibre dressing.

Sorbalgon T

Sorbalgon T

Absorbent alginate fibre dressing in ribbon form.

Silvercel

Silvercel

Silver alginate dressing containing a non-adherent layer that releases silver ions into wound fluid while also protecting the wound bed.

Silvercel Non-Adherent

Silvercel Non-Adherent

Silver alginate dressing with unique non-adherent layer that allows release of silver ions into the wound fluid while also protecting the wound bed.

Suprasorb A+Ag

Suprasorb A+Ag

Highly absorbent, calcium alginate dressing with silver. The silver ions are released on contact with wound exudate. Conforms to any wound bed. 

Suprasorb A

Suprasorb A

Highly absorbent, calcium alginate dressing. Conforms to any wound bed. Rapidly forms a soft and gentle gel which binds the exudate and traps bacteria

Algisite Ag

Algisite Ag

Calcium alginate dressing impregnated with silver. Dressing can remain in situ for up to 7 days.

Algisite M

Algisite M

Calcium alginate dressing consisting of a thick highly absorbent pad of non-woven alginate fibres.

Algosteril

Algosteril

Calcium alginate fibre pad that forms a soft conformable gel on contact with wound exudate. Available as flat pads and rope. Can be cut to size.

UrgoSorb Silver

UrgoSorb Silver

A highly absorbent antibacterial sterile silver dressing, that is also composed of 'G- type' calcium alginate fibres and hydrocolloid particles.

UrgoSorb

UrgoSorb

A highly absorbent sterile dressing composed of 'G- type' calcium alginate fibres and hydrocolloid particles.