Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Wound contact dressings

Tegaderm Contact

Tegaderm Contact

Non-adherent permeable woven nylon primary wound contact layer.

Silflex

Silflex

Wound contact layer made from polyester mesh coated with soft silicone.

Askina DresSil

Askina DresSil

Soft silicone wound contact dressing with polyurethane foam film backing.

Askina SilNet

Askina SilNet

Soft silicone wound contact layer designed to protect the wound site and improve comfort during changes.

Rylon-1

Rylon-1

Non-adherent, breathable, silicone wound dressing.

Silon-TSR

Silon-TSR

Ultra-thin, flexible, transparent silicone dressing. It can be repositioned after application and will not integrate with the wound bed.

Physiotulle Ag

Physiotulle Ag

Knitted polyester net impregnated with hydrocolloid particles suspended in petrolatum. Also impregnated with silver sulphadiazine.

Physiotulle

Physiotulle

Knitted polyester net impregnated with hydrocolloid particles suspended in petrolatum.

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 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 ribbon dressing made from a layer 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 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 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.

CarboFlex

CarboFlex

Sterile non-adhesive dressing with a highly absorbent wound contact layer, an activated charcoal central pad and a water-resistant top layer.

Kaltostat

Kaltostat

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

Cuticell Contact

Cuticell Contact

Perforated polyurethane film with soft silicone on one side only. 

Kliniderm Silicone Wound Contact Layer

Kliniderm Silicone Wound Contact Layer

One-sided soft silicone wound contact layer with a porous structure that allows exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. The one-sided layer prevents the secondary dressing from sticking to the wound contact layer. Can also be used as a protective layer in negative pressure wound therapy.

Atrauman Ag

Atrauman Ag

Non-adherent polyamide textile wound-contact layer. 1mm pore size and impregnated with neutral triglycerides coated with metallic silver ('touch and kill'). Effective for up to seven days.

Atrauman

Atrauman

Non-adherent, polyester mesh wound contact layer. 1mm pore size and impregnation of neutral triglycerides prevent penetration of granulation tissue into dressing. Effective for up to 7 days. Petrolatum free.

HydroTac

HydroTac

A hydro-responsive wound dressing with AquaClear technology, comprising a hydropolymer gel wound contact layer and an absorbent polyurethane foam layer. An adhesive version is also available in HydroTac Comfort.

HydroTac Comfort

HydroTac Comfort

A hydro-responsive wound dressing with AquaClear technology, comprising a hydropolymer gel wound contact layer, with a polyurethane foam film backing and an adhesive border. A non-adhesive version is also available in HydroTac Comfort.

Adaptic

Adaptic

A non-adherent primary dressing comprised of knitted cellulose acetate mesh impregnated with a petrolatum emulsion. Can be cut to size. Can be used with compression therapy.

Adaptic Digit

Adaptic Digit

Non-adherent digit dressing made of a tacky, silicone-coated, open-knit, cellulose fabric with a double-coiled tubular bandage.

Adaptic Touch

Adaptic Touch

Non-adherent primary wound contact layer comprising an unique cellulose acetate mesh coated with a soft tack silicone.

N-A Dressing

N-A Dressing

A primary wound contact layer consisting of a knitted viscose rayon sheet.

N-A Ultra

N-A Ultra

Primary wound contact layer consisting of a knitted viscose rayon sheet with a silicone coating.

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.

Mepilex Transfer

Mepilex Transfer

A soft silicone contact layer, with an ultra-conformable foam that allows exudate to be transferred vertically into a secondary absorbent pad.

Mepitel

Mepitel

Soft silicone wound contact layer with silicone on both sides of the flexible polyamide mesh

Mepitel One

Mepitel One

Soft silicone wound contact layer with silicone on one side of a highly transparent and flexible polyurethane mesh.

Siltact

Siltact

Silicone wound contact layer, latex-free.

Bactigras

Bactigras

Medicated paraffin gauze containing chlorhexidine acetate 0.5%. (Chlorhexidine gauze dressing BP).

Tricotex

Tricotex

Low-adherent knitted viscose primary article.

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.  

UrgoTul Silver

UrgoTul Silver

Flexible and conformable antimicrobial contact layer, consisting of a non-adherent TLC-Ag Healing Matrix impregnated with silver particles. Promotes wound healing and provides atraumatic dressing changes.

urgostart (1)

urgostart (1)

A non-adherent, antibacterial contact layer containing silver sulphadiazine particles and the TLC Healing Matrix to promote wound healing and allow pain-free dressing changes.

UrgoTul Absorb

UrgoTul Absorb

A soft-adherent foam featuring the TLC (technology lipido-colloid) healing matrix to provide a nurturing environment for healing and harm-free care. 

UrgoStart Contact

UrgoStart Contact

Flexible non-occlusive contact layer containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF) that inhibits matrix metalloproteinases and promotes the formation of new blood vessels. Use with a secondary absorbent dressing for exuding wounds. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

 

UrgoTul

UrgoTul

Flexible contact layer containing the TLC (technology lipido-colloid) healing matrix to provide a nurturing environment for healing and harm-free care.

UrgoTul Duo

UrgoTul Duo

A non-adherent light absorbency contact layer containing TLC Healing Matrix to promote wound healing and allow pain-free dressing changes. It is composed of a polyester mesh impregnated with hydrocolloid and petroleum jelly particles, combined with a protective viscose lining for light absorbency.

Silverlon Flex

Silverlon Flex

Antimicrobial silver plated nylon wound contact dressing.

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.

KytoCel

KytoCel

A soft, sterile, absorbent gelling fibre wound dressing made from chitosan. Transforms into a soft gel upon absorption of wound exudate. 

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 form a gel when in contact with wound exudate. Will promote haemostasis in bleeding wounds.