At this year’s Compamed trade fair from November 14-17, 2022 in Düsseldorf/Germany, Freudenberg will be debuting an elastic variant of its flexible superabsorbers for modern wound dressings. These superabsorbers increase the comfort level for patients as well as enabling longer wear time, thus reducing the frequency of dressing changes. Further highlights at the trade fair include components for more sustainable wound care, PU foams with directly applied silicone adhesives, and an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam.
Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, uses a new technology to manufacture the elastic superabsorbers. Unlike other methods, this technology does not perforate or slit the material, thus achieving a high degree of consistent elasticity. Furthermore, the technology bonds the superabsorbent fibers more uniformly with the material, thus enhancing the integrity of this layer in the wound dressing.
The company will also be presenting the M 1714 wound pad component. The dressing consists of bio-based fibers and exhibits a smooth wound contact layer. M 1714 has been evaluated for industrial compostability and conforms to ISO 13432. This enables certification of the product biodegradability.
Wound dressing with silicone adhesive border
Silicon coated foams can reduce the number of process steps, thereby avoiding waste, saving energy and simplifying the supply chain. Compared with conventional foam dressings, the Freudenberg foam product also offers higher flexibility for optimal wound bed contouring and reduces the risk of infection by preventing exudate pooling. The prototype of a bordered dressing with a silicone adhesive border will be showcased at the fair. In addition, the variant with an extra-strong silicone border enables longer wear time, thus generating less waste.
Freudenberg is also showcasing an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam. It is ideally suited for use in wound cavities, offers better cleansing results and reduced risk as well as greater patient comfort.