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Superabsorbent wound dressings with high absorption and binding capacities

Fields of application

  • heavily exuding wounds
  • superficial wounds in the exudation phase, e.g.:

    • ulcers of varied origin
    • second degree burns

  • postoperative wound healing by secondary intention
  • laparotomy wounds
  • fistulas


  • very high capacity to absorb and retain wound exudate
  • absorbent core with superabsorber, which can absorb up to 20 times weight
  • cost and time savings fewer dressing changes
  • protect maceration of the wound edge and promote wound healing moist wound environment5) 6)
  • attractive to patients:

    • thin
    • flexible
    • cushioning

  • reduces the risk of adhering to the wound6)7)8)9)10)11)
  • with clothing protection

To note

  • Do not cut the dressing

Superabsorber polymers absorb many times their own weight in fluids and do not release the retained exudate even under mechanical pressure. This is how the wound margins are protected from maceration. Vliwasorb can be used to excellent effect under compression bandages.

Vliwasorb saves time and money because of the low number of dressing changes required. Fewer dressing changes mean the wound can be left undisturbed for a longer time. Risk of infection is reduced by absorbing and binding the pathogens in the wound dressing.1) 2) 3) 4) Wound cleansing is achieved by the absorption of exudate, slough and cell debris5) 6) 7) 8) 9) and wound healing assisted by the moist wound environment.5) 6)


  • female
  • aged 88
  • long-existing lower leg ulcer

Concomitant diseases

  • diabetes mellitus
  • post trauma

Previous therapy

  • ointment tulle
  • absorbent dressing
  • daily dressing change


  • wound cleansing
  • antiseptic with Octenisept
  • application of Vliwasorb
  • retention with Suprasorb F

From Treatment Day 11

  • switch to treatment with less absorbent materials


  • female
  • aged 77
  • pretibial haematoma with left frontal laceration
  • post pulmonary embolism
  • type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with heparin allergy

Previous therapy

  • Suprasorb CNP (CNP = Controlled Negative Pressure)


  • wound cleansing
  • antiseptic with Octenisept
  • application of Vliwasorb
  • retention with Suprasorb F
  • phlebological compression

From Treatment Day 13

  • Switch to treatment with less absorbent materials

Product composition

Absorbent pad: polyethylene, polypropylene, cellulose, sodium polyacrylate (superabsorber polymers).
Backing layer: polyurethane membrane with skin-friendly polyacrylate adhesive (free of colophony and colophony derivates).


  • non-adhesive
  • self-adhesive

Ordering information


sterile, individually sealed
Size (cm)REFShipping Units (pcs.)Weight in kg (SC/TC)
7,5 x 7,53450010/3600.07/3.29
10 x 102450110/3600.10/3.96
10 x 202450210/3400.15/4.16
20 x 202450310/3000.20/6.67
20 x 302690410/1800.59/11.20
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