Vliwasorb® Pro

Superabsorbent Wound Dressing

Vliwasorb Pro is a superabsorbent dressing for wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate. The very high absorption and retention capacity of Vliwasorb Pro protects wound edges from maceration. Vliwasorb Pro promotes wound healing by maintaining a moist wound environment. The development of odour during the treatment is decreased. Proteases (e.g. MMPs, elastase) are reduced.* Vliwasorb Pro’s ergonomic and flexible design makes it safe and easy to use. The blue clothing protection layer protects clothing and bed linen from contamination.


PRO Efficient exudate management

  • very high absorption capacity and high retention capacity
    • protection against maceration55)
    • moist wound environment56)
    • longer dressing change intervals save time and money57)
    • reduces proteases (e.g. MMPs, elastase)*
    • reduces odour development during the treatment55)56)

* Based on in vitro studies59)

PRO Comfort and flexibility for the patient

  • very high conformability due to the ergonomic and flexible design58)
    • easy and safe to use58)

PRO Protection and safety for patients and users

  • blue clothing protection layer and supple wound contact layer
    • atraumatic dressing changes55)56)
    • protects the patient’s clothing and bed linen56)
    • patients can wear the dressing for longer55)

Product composition

polyethylene, polypropylene, cellulose, polyethylene terephthalate, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyacrylate


Vliwasorb Pro

sterile, individually sealed
Dimensions (cm)Wound pad (cm)REFShipping units
10 x 106 x 63264010/300
12.5 x 12.58.5 x 8.53264110/300
12.5 x 22.58.5 x 18.53264210/350
22 x 2218 x 183264310/260
22 x 3218 x 283264410/90

Fields of application

wounds with moderate to very high levels of exudate, acute or chronic superficial wounds, such as:

  • pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous lower leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers
  • postoperative wounds healing by secondary intention
  • post-traumatic wounds
  • skin graft donor sites
  • oncological wounds
  • ulcerating tumours
  • wounds at risk of infection
  • superficial 2nd degree burns
  • and as a secondary dressing, e.g. on laparotomy wounds and fistulas.


  • very high absorption and retention capacity for wound exudate and the bacteria in it
  • efficient exudate management even under compression
  • ergonomic shape for easy conformability
  • flexible wound contact layer enables atraumatic dressing changes
  • protects clothing and bed linen through a blue clothing protection layer

To note

  • Do not cut dressing

de Lange S. User test report: a comfortable superabsorbent dressing for management of patients with moderate-to-highly exuding wounds. 2018b. (data on file)
Results published:
Georgiadis Efstathios, MD, Münter KC, MD, Eberlein Thomas, MD, Andriessen Anneke, de Lange Stefanie, Abel Martin, A Comfortable Superabsorbent Dressing for Management of Patients with Moderate-to-highly Exuding Wounds, E-Poster ID-Nr.: 227 WOUNDS UK Congress 13 – 15 November 2017, Harrogate, UK.
Georgiadis E., Münter K.-C., de Lange S., Abel M, Komfortable, saugstarke, superabsorbierende Wundauflage*in der Praxis, DEWU -Deutscher Wundkongress der ICW e.V. und 12. Bremer Pflegekongress 10.–12. Mai 2017, Bremen


de Lange S. Clinical study report: case series using a polyacrylate superabsorbent dressing
in the management of moderate–to-copious exuding wounds – study report 2018a (data on file).
Results published:
Wolber Silke, Scheuenstuhl Yvonne, de Lange Stefanie, Abel Martin, Case series demonstrating the performance and safety of a novel superabsorbing dressing* in high exuding chronic wounds –first results, Journées Cicatrisation, Paris, 15-17 January 2017.
Glockemann Karsten, Wolber Silke, Georgiadis Efstathios, Scheuenstuhl Yvonne, de Lange Stefanie, Abel Martin, Andriessen Anneke, FALLSERIE ZUR ANWENDUNG EINES POLYACRYLAT SUPERABSORBIERENDEN VERBANDES IN EXSUDIERENDEN WUNDEN, Poster ID-Nr.:58 WundDACH Kongress 28.–30. September 2017, St. Gallen, Schweiz


Seidler-Jankowsky R. Report FE-S - 0268/2015. 2015. (data on file)


de Lange S. Vliwasorb Pro acceptance test. 2015. (data on file)


Hipler UC. Study report: 17-070 - in vitro evaluation of the binding capacity of Vliwasorb and
Vliwasorb Pro for the inflammatory proteases PMN elastase and MMP-2. 2017 (data on file)