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)