Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Products

ActivHeal Alginate

ActivHeal Alginate

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

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 Ag

ActivHeal Aquafiber Ag

A sterile, non-woven pad consisting of a high M (mannuronic acid) calcium alginate and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Silver ions are released in the presence of wound fluid. As fluid is absorbed, the alginate forms a soft gel. Effective for up to 7 days.

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.

ActivHeal Foam Adhesive

ActivHeal Foam Adhesive

A two-layer dressing consisting of a polyurethane bacterial barrier membrane with a centrally located hydrophilic pad and an acrylic adhesive border.

ActivHeal Foam Non-Adhesive

ActivHeal Foam Non-Adhesive

A three-layer construction with a low-friction backing, a soft highly absorbent foam and a perforated wound contact layer.

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.

ActivHeal Hydrogel

ActivHeal Hydrogel

Contains 85% water and a collection of polymer chains that are water insoluble. Does not contain animal-derived ingredients.

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

ActivHeal PHMB Foam Adhesive and Non-adhesive

A sterile antimicrobial wound dressing consisting of an absorbent hydrophilic polyurethane foam pad, containing the antimicrobial substance, polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB, polyhexanide). The dressing is laminated with a pink, low-friction, waterproof polyurethane film, and is available with and without adhesive. The PHMB is released in the presence of wound exudate. The wound contact layer side of the dressing has a clear perforated film with that stops the wound bed from adhering to the dressing; the non-adhesive version also has a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive.