Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Hydrocolloids

ActivHeal Hydrocolloid

ActivHeal Hydrocolloid

Consists of a thin layer of hydrocolloid laminated to a highly breathable film. Contains a mixture of synthetic polymers and hydrophilic powders, with a high moisture vapour transmission rate film backing. Does not contain animal-derived ingredients.

ActivHeal Hydrocolloid Foam Backed

ActivHeal Hydrocolloid Foam Backed

Consists of a layer of hydrocolloid laminated to a breathable film, and a polyurethane foam backing. Does not contain animal-derived ingredients.

Comfeel Plus

Comfeel Plus

Absorbent hydrocolloid dressing with added alginate for absorption, a vapour-permeable film backing and bevelled edge to reduce rucking. Free from animal products. 1cm grid printed on backing to aid wound measurement.

Comfeel Plus Contour

Comfeel Plus Contour

Absorbent hydrocolloid dressing with added alginate for absorption, a vapour-permeable film backing and a bevelled edge to reduce rucking. Free from animal products. 1cm mapping grid to aid wound measurement and change indicator printed on backing. Shaped for use on difficult-to-dress areas, such as elbows, heels and pressure ulcers.

Comfeel Plus Pressure Relief

Comfeel Plus Pressure Relief

Hydrocolloid-based dressing pad covered with 6mm-thick foam in 3 concentric rings, which can be removed to match the size of the pressure ulcer beneath. Also contains alginate for exudate absorption and a vapour-permeable backing, with adhesive border.

Comfeel Plus Transparent

Comfeel Plus Transparent

Absorbent, transparent hydrocolloid dressing with a vapour-permeable film backing and bevelled edge to reduce rucking. Free from animal products. 1cm mapping grid to aid wound measurement and change indicator printed on the backing.

CovaWound Hydrocolloid

CovaWound Hydrocolloid

A two-layer dressing comprising an absorbent hydrocolloid matrix laminated to a highly breathable polyurethane film backing. The hydrocolloid matrix absorbs exudate and forms a cohesive gel, while the breathable polyurethane film backing provides a high rate of moisture vapour transmission.

CovaWound Hydrocolloid (Bordered)

CovaWound Hydrocolloid (Bordered)

Comprises an absorbent hydrocolloid matrix, which has a border laminated to a highly breathable polyurethane film backing. The hydrocolloid matrix absorbs exudate and forms a cohesive gel, while the breathable polyurethane film backing provides a high rate of moisture vapour transmission.

CovaWound Hydrocolloid Thin

CovaWound Hydrocolloid Thin

Comprises an absorbent hydrocolloid matrix laminated to a breathable polyurethane film backing. The hydrocolloid matrix absorbs exudate and forms a cohesive gel, while the film backing provides a high rate of moisture vapour transmission. 

DuoDERM Extra Thin

DuoDERM Extra Thin

Sterile, thin hydrocolloid dressing. The adhesive layer contains elastomeric polymers which enhance the dressing’s ability to contain wound exudate by forming a cohesive gel.

DuoDERM Signal

DuoDERM Signal

An adhesive, bordered hydrocolloid dressing. An indicator helps to determine when to change the dressing. The adhesive layer forms a cohesive gel when in contact with wound exudate.

Granuflex

Granuflex

Adhesive hydrocolloid dressing consisting of an inner layer of hydrocolloid within an adhesive polymer matrix and an outer layer of polyurethane foam. The adhesive layer forms a cohesive gel on contact with exudate.

Granuflex Bordered

Granuflex Bordered

Hydrocolloid dressing with an adhesive foam border. Consists of an inner layer of hydrocolloids within an adhesive polymer matrix and an outer layer or polyurethane foam. The matrix layer forms a cohesive gel on contact with exudate. Has low-profile edges that reduce rucking, allowing use on awkward areas. 

Hydrocoll Basic

Hydrocoll Basic

Gelatin-free hydrocolloid dressing with foam backing to provide extra cushioning.

Hydrocoll Border

Hydrocoll Border

Gelatin-free hydrocolloid dressing with vapour-permeable film backing and adhesive border with bevelled edge. Concave version shaped for hard-to-dress areas.

Hydrocoll Thin

Hydrocoll Thin

Thin, transparent, gelatin-free hydrocolloid sheet with vapour-permeable film backing.

Lomatuell Pro

Lomatuell Pro

Gel-forming wound contact dressing. Consists of a wide mesh tulle and a coating compound made from petroleum jelly and hydrocolloid. The hydrocolloid particles gel when in contact with wound exudate and the petroleum jelly moisturises dry areas in the wound bed and edges. The open mesh structure promotes transfer of excess exudate to a secondary dressing. Can be cut to size and applied on either side.

Nu-Derm Hydrocolloid Border

Nu-Derm Hydrocolloid Border

Hydrocolloid wound contact layer with adhesive border. The top layer is a semi-permeable polyurethane film.

Nu-Derm Thin

Nu-Derm Thin

Thin hydrocolloid dressing without an adhesive border.

Salts Mouldable Seals

Salts Mouldable Seals

Mouldable hydrocolloid seals. Range includes seals with extracts of aloe vera (Salts Mouldable Seals with Aloe).

Tegaderm Hydrocollid Thin

Tegaderm Hydrocollid Thin

Very thin, absorbent, hydrocolloid dressing with Tegaderm Film backing layer. In oval shapes, this extends to form an adhesive border. Conformable and waterproof. Transparent, allowing for wound observation. Maintains odour control and contains no pectin, gelatine or any other animal derivatives.

Tegaderm Hydrocolloid

Tegaderm Hydrocolloid

An advanced, highly absorbent, conformable, hydrocolloid dressing with Tegaderm Film backing layer. Maintains odour control and contains no pectin, gelatine or any other animal derivatives.