Composite material for wound dressings

mtxapr21 fig3In many existing multilayer wound dressings, in which the layers are laminated by an adhesive and/or mechanical lamination, the absorbent layers can swell and expand during use, thus stressing the bond between the layers, which can result in deformation in the wet state.

Further, the use of adhesives or heat bonding webs can impair the liquid transportation of the dressing, and reduce its flexibility, absorption and liquid-handling capacity.

A composite material for use in wound treatment has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden, to overcome these disadvantages.

For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.