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

Absorbent hydrocolloid dressing with added alginate for absorption, a vapour-permeable film backing and bevelled edge to reduce the risk of rolling edges. Mapping grid to aid wound measurement.

Comfeel Plus Contour

Absorbent hydrocolloid dressing with added alginate for absorption, a vapour-permeable film backing and a bevelled edge to reduce the risk of rolling edges. Mapping grid to aid wound measurement.

Comfeel Plus Transparent

Absorbent, transparent hydrocolloid dressing with a vapour-permeable film backing and bevelled edge to reduce the risk of rolling edges. Mapping grid to aid wound measurement.

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)

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

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. The dressing is tapered at the edges to help reduce the incidence of rolling or rucking during use.

FarlaLITE

FarlaLITE

Bordered hydrocolloid dressing with adhesive polymer matrix and polyurethane film outer layer. Interacts with wound fluid to create soft semi-transparent dressing to maintain moist environment.

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

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

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

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

Kliniderm Hydrocolloid

A sterile, hydroactive, self-adhesive dressing consisting of a polyurethane foam coated with hydrocolloid. Can be used in combination with compression therapy.

Kliniderm Hydrocolloid Border

Kliniderm Hydrocolloid Border

A sterile, hydroactive, self-adhesive dressing consisting of a polyurethane foam coated with hydrocolloid and an adhesive border. Can be used in combination with compression therapy. Sacral variant available.

Kliniderm Hydrocolloid Thin

A thin, sterile, hydroactive, self-adhesive dressing consisting of a semipermeable polyurethane film coated with hydrocolloid. Can be used in combination with compression therapy.

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.

Salts Mouldable Seals

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

Tegaderm Hydrocolloid Thin

Thin, absorbent and highly conformable dressing that may be used as a protection on at-risk, undamaged skin or skin beginning to show signs of damage from friction and shear. The outer film barrier protects wound and surrounding skin from contaminants, body fluids, bacteria and viruses.