Absorbents

Absorbents

Fralock offers a wide variety of wound care supplies. From developing to manufacturing, Fralock help customers to find the right solution for their needs.

Wound Care Absorbents

Absorptive dressings are multi-layer wound covers that provide either a semi-adherent quality or a non-adherent layer, combined with highly absorptive layers of fibers, such as cellulose, cotton or rayon. Designed to minimize adherence to the wound and manage exudate.  They may be used as a primary or secondary dressing to manage surgical incisions, lacerations, abrasions, burns, donor or skin graft sites, or any exudating wound.

Wound Care Products

Absorptive Dressing –Typically the absorptive agent can be a nonwoven needle felted pad, PU foam with superabsorbent polymer or hydrocolloid containing dressing

Alginates – Seaweed-derived material that forms a gel in the wound bed upon contacting calcium in the blood. Alginates provide a warm, moist wound environment which is conducive to healing.

Antimicrobials – Antimicrobials help prevent infection at the wound and peri-wound sites. Antimicrobials can range from chlorhexidine gluconate to silver and copper.

Closure Devices – These devices can be quite simple such as wound strips to mechanical systems that hold wound closed such as staple.

Collagen- Collagen matrix provides a moist, warm wound environment and provides a scaffold for new tissue such as fibroblasts to proliferate. Usually derived from animal sources

Compression Dressing & Wraps (Leg)

Composite Dressing -Usually a wound dressing that has a facestock, medical pressure-sensitive adhesive and an absorbent pad such a needle-punched PET with cellulose or rayon fibers added for absorbency.

Contact Layer – The contact layer is the portion of the dressing that covers the wound site. It can contain pressure sensitive adhesive or no adhesive at all. Typically, the contact area is covered with a non-woven pad or foam.

Foam Dressings- Foam dressings are used to control exudate at the wound site. They can absorb fluids or can contain antimicrobials such as silver to promote healing and reduce infection.

Hydrocolloid – Hydrocolloids are rubber-based adhesive systems that have absorptive properties. They can contain calcium alginate or methylcellulose to improve absorbent properties. Applications include ostomy rings, an adhesive system for mildly exudating wounds

Hydrofiber – Fibers such as alginates that fill the wound bed, absorb exudate and bring pain reduction.

Hydrogel – Hydrogels can be amorphous (in a tube like toothpaste) or they can be sheet hydrogels. Many hydrogels can be loaded with drugs, antimicrobials, and conductive components such a carbon/graphite.

Hydrogel Sheet – see Hydrogels

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)- Negative wound dressings usually are comprises of three components: the pump, the drape, and a foam or gauze piece that is placed in the wound bed. The vacuum tube is placed under the drape and a vacuum is pulled to remove air under the dressing. The NPWT promotes faster healing of ulcers and other chronic wound.

Odor Absorbing – Odor-absorbing dressings usually have a carbon sheet placed in the dressing. This is used on ostomies and chronic ulcers that make produce a putrid odor.

Scar Therapy and Makeup –Some silicone pads are used to smooth out wrinkles and scars.

Tissue Engineering / Growth Factors- Growth factors can be used on chronic wounds to promote faster healing rates. Often these factors can promote angiogenesis in chronic wounds which speeds healing by promoting vessel growth.

Transparent Films- Transparent films typically encompass polyurethane films, PEBAX as well as co-polyester films. These films are usually 1.0 mils thick and provide a microbial barrier from outside contamination. They allow the wound bed to be seen through the film so signs of infection can be detected early. These films also have varying degrees of Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates depending on the film thickness.

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