The key role of an absorbant dressing is to absorb and retain exudate. Most absorbant dressings consist of an absorbant material that may have an adhesive border.Absorbant dressings with an adhesive border are ideal for use as a protective dressings and for lightly exuding wounds. Many also have a waterproof covering.The more thicker absorbant dressings are suitable for use on chronic, heavily exuding wounds.Use of creams and ointments may interfere with the absorbancy ability of these dressing.

Aquacel™  is a range of Dressings composed of Hydrofiber which absorbs wound fluid and becomes a soft gel. Aquacel™  Extra dressings has extra strength and greater absorbency than Aquacel. Both Aquacel and Aquacel Extra are available with impregnated Silver for use on infected wounds. Aquacel™ Ag+ Extra combines the strengths of Aquacel™ with new Ag+ technology which destroys wound Biofilm and kills infection causing bacteria.