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Hydrofiber® Technology

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Hydrofiber® Technology is a soft, absorbent material that transforms into a gel on contact with wound fluid.

This gelling action creates an optimal environment for wound healing.

Our Hydrofiber® Technology Products

AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing

AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing

AQUACEL® Ag Foam

AQUACEL® Ag Foam

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How Hydrofiber® Technology Works

  • Hydrofiber® Technology is a soft, absorbent material that transforms into a gel on contact with wound fluid
  • The gelling action creates an optimal environment for wound healing*1,6,10,11,12

Advanced Wound Care

Locks in Exudate and Traps Bacteria*1-3

Helps protect periwound skin and reduce maceration4,5
May help to minimise wound and cross-infection during removal6,7

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Advanced Wound Care

Micro-Contours to Wound Bed*8​

Minimises “dead space” where bacteria can grow8
Maintains moisture balance in the wound bed9

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Hydrofiber Technology

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Hydrofiber® Technology Production Process

AQUACEL Dressings with Hydrofiber®

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*As demonstrated in vitro

1. Waring MJ, Parsons D. Physico-chemical characterisation of carboxymethylated spun cellulose fibres. Biomaterials. 2001;22:903-912.


2. Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethylcellulose (Aquacel) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2003;24(5):883.-890.

3. Newman GR, Walker M, Hobot J, Bowler P. Visualisation of bacterial sequestration and bactericidal activity within hydrating Hydrofiber® wound dressings. Biomaterials. 2006;27:1129-1139.


4. Coutts P, Sibbald RG. The effect of a silvercontaining Hydrofiber dressing on superficial wound bed and bacterial balance of chronic wounds. Int Wound J. 2005;2(4):348-356.


5. Robinson BJ. The use of a hydrofiber dressing in wound management. J Wound Care. 2000;9(1):32-34.

6. Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethylcellulose (Aquacel) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2003;24(5):883.-890.


7. Bowler PG, Jones SA, Davies BJ, Coyle E. Infection control properties of some wound dressings. J. Wound Care. 1999;8(10):499-502.

8. Jones S, Bowler PG, Walker M. Antimicrobial activity of silver-containing dressings is influenced by dressing conformability with a wound surface. WOUNDS. 2005;17(9):263-270.


9. Bishop SM, Walker M, Rogers AA, Chen WYJ. Moisture balance: optimising the wound-dressing interface. J Wound Care. 2003;12:125-128.


10. Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing. Wound Rep.Regen. 2004;12: 288-294.


11. Bowler PG, Jones SA, Walker M, Parsons D. Microbicidal properties of a silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing against a variety of burn wound pathogens. J.Burn Care Rehabil. 2004;25: 192-196.


12. Walker M, Bowler PG, Cochrane CA. In vitro studies to show sequestration of matrix metalloproteinases by sliver-containing wound care products. Ostomy Wound Manag. 2007;53(9):18-25.

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