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Freudenberg at Compamed

Portfolio of hydrophilic PU foams and hydroactive nonwovens with sustainability credentials.

11th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Düsseldorf, Germany


Freudenberg Performance Materials will showcase its multi-layer material compositions of hydrophilic PU foams and hydroactive nonwovens for sustainable woundcare at Compamed in Düsseldorf from November 15-18 2021.

The Eco-Check label endorses particularly sustainable solutions for the design of wound plasters which use bio-based raw materials, allowing biodegradation in an industrial composting setting after the product has been used.

M 1701 for traditional woundcare plasters comprises 100% polylactid acid derived from natural resources and offers good woundcare characteristics, while M 1714 has superior absorption for more challenging wounds and consists of a mix of bio-based fibres. With a smooth wound contact layer, M 1714 has already been evaluated for industrial compostability and conforms with the ISO 13432 standard.

In addition, Freudenberg’s silicone coated foams with patent-protected technology have a number of improved features. Reducing the number of process steps in wound dressing manufacturing reduces production complexity, avoiding waste, saving energy and simplifying the supply chain. At the same time, the solution maintains all the advantages of a pure foam dressing without a silicone layer, such as free swelling and prevention of exudate pooling in the wound bed, while eliminating the disadvantages of solutions with standard silicone adhesive layers. From a nursing perspective, advantages include higher flexibility that enables optimal wound bed contouring and the reduced risk of infection due to the prevention of exudate pooling.

The company will also showcase prototypes featuring this technology in the form of a bordered dressing with a silicone adhesive border. The option to select an extra-strong silicone border complements the product’s benefits and enables longer wear times.

Freudenberg is also showcasing an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam that offers the following advantages:

-Use in wound cavities. The foam is soft and flexible throughout, including at the edges. It is ideal for cleaning deep and hard-to-reach wounds.

-Better cleaning results and reduced risk. Thanks to its large pores, the foam also easily picks up fibrin coatings and dried exudate. Unlike conventional textile constructions, there is no risk of fibres being left behind in the wound.

-Greater patient comfort. The hydrophilic PU foam achieves a better cleansing result with reduced pressure, thereby increasing patient comfort.

The company will be welcoming visitors to stand F18 in Hall 14 at Compamed.

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