AQUACEL® Family of Dressings
AQUACEL® launched over 25 years ago with a breakthrough technology — Hydrofiber™.
Since then, we’ve never stopped innovating.
Today, the AQUACEL® family includes a wide range of wound dressings — including AQUACEL® Foam Pro, AQUACEL® Extra, AQUACEL® Foam, AQUACEL® Surgical and AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra.
Our AQUACEL® Ag dressings are the #1 anti-microbial dressings today¹, combining the infection-fighting power of ionic silver with the unique capabilities of Hydrofiber™.
Hydrofiber® TechnologyHydrofiber® Technology in Action - An Introduction
How Hydrofiber Works
The gelling action creates an optimal environment for healing wounds and minimizes the risk of infection.
Explore our product pages to find out more about how we’ve used Hydrofiber® Technology to build a new generation of dressings.
Featured Wound Products
AQUACEL® Foam dressing
AQUACEL® Foam dressing has a soft absorbent foam pad, an AQUACEL®contact layer a gentle silicone adhesive, and a waterproof/bacteria barrier. AQUACEL® Foam dressing is the only FOAM that has comfort, simplicity and the healing benefits of an AQUACEL®contact layerLearn More
AQUACEL® Foam Pro
AQUACEL® Foam Pro is the advanced foam dressing from ConvaTec that combines the benefits of silicone foam, with the unrivalled advantage of Hydrofiber® Technology for exudate management - designed to promote wound healing of chronic and acute wounds. AQUACEL® Foam Pro has a protective top layer - smooth, breathable polyurethane film that handles the evaporation (MVTR) of the absorbed wound fluid. It protects the wound from contamination, which reduces the risk of infection. The core of the bandage is a multi-layer foam bandage with Hydrofiber® technology that maintains a good microclimate on the skin. In addition, with vertical absorption, which traps the wound fluid in the bandage, and reduces spread in the side. This helps reduce the risk of leakage and maceration of the surrounding skin, even during compression. AQUACEL® Foam Pro provides efficient fluid management, improved patient comfort and is particularly suitable for patients with fragile and sensitive skin and can be used as a primary foam bandage for: Moderately exuding and bleeding wounds Chronic wounds: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers (categories II-IV), diabetic foot ulcers Acute wounds: such as surgical wounds (postoperative incisions, secondary healing wounds or donor surfaces), partial burns of the skin and skin abrasions and tears. AQUACEL® Foam Pro has a gentle silicone adhesive that ensures a durable and gentle adhesion. The bandage is changed when clinically indicated, or after a maximum of 7 daysLearn More
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing is the newest addition to the AQUACEL® family of products. AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing has the 15 year clinical heritage of the AQUACEL® family of dressings.1 17 Randomized Controlled Trials 50+ review papers as well as scientific studies Demonstrated evidence of progressing wounds toward healing10-16 Shown to be a cost-reducing adjunct to a protocol of care17-19Learn More
AQUACEL® Hydrofiber® Dressing
AQUACEL® Dressing incorporating unique Hydrofiber® Technology is a sterile, white, fibrous dressing derived from 100% sodium carboxymethylcellulose. It is a primary, versatile dressing indicated for use on moderately and highly exuding chronic and acute wounds.Also available in ribbon form, with stitchbonding for added strength.1 1. AQUACEL and AQUACEL AG with strengthening fibre. WHRI3178TA155. October 31, 2008. Data on file, ConvaTec.Learn More
AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover dressing
Combination dressing with a mix of skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology for comfort during body movement, and proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology with ionic silver to help manage serosanguinous fluid. Cover layer of polyurethane film provides a viral, waterproof and bacterial barrier (when intact and with no leakage), for a high-performance dressing. Added ionic silver provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to fourteen days as demonstrated by in vitro studies.1Learn More