Freudenberg Performance Materials (FPM) offers its healthcare customers 2 solutions to design sustainable wound plasters. These plasters use bio-based raw materials that allow biodegradation in an industrial composting setting after the product has been used. Alongside other innovative products, Freudenberg Performance Materials (FPM), Weinheim/Germany, is also showcasing its approach to sustainable wound care at the Compamed trade fair in Düsseldorf/Germany from November 15-18, 2021.
The M 1701 for traditional wound care plasters comprises 100% polylactid acid (PLA) derived from natural resources and offers good wound care characteristics. The M 1714 with very good absorption for more challenging wounds consists of a mix of bio-based fibers derived from natural sources and exhibits a smooth wound contact layer.
In addition, FPM’s silicone coated foams with their patent-protected technology combine the sustainable aspects with a number of improved features. The solution maintains all the advantages of a pure foam dressing without a silicone layer, such as free swelling and prevention of exudate pooling in the wound bed, while eliminating the disadvantages of solutions with standard silicone adhesive layers.
The company is also showcasing an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam that is soft and flexible throughout, including at the edges. It is ideal for cleansing deep and hard-to-reach wounds. Thanks to its large pores, the foam also easily picks up fibrin coatings and dried exudate. Unlike conventional textile construction, there is no risk of fibers being left behind in the wound. The hydrophilic PU foam achieves a better cleansing result with reduced pressure, thereby increasing patient comfort.