The L&R Metalline Wound Dressing (Sterile) is for covering every kind of wound, particularly recommended for :
- chemical burns
- surgical wounds
- as part of the initial treatment of wounds
- size of pad – 8cm x 10cm
- reduce risk of adhesion to wounds
- virtual painless dressing changes
- gentle on the wound
- permeable to air and water vapour
- supple and soft
- good drainage
- in box of 50 pieces(23081)
- in box of 10 pieces(23083)
Metalline is made up of multiple layers
- The wound side
Metalline’s wound-contact layer is composed of a perforated viscose non-woven material which is especially suitable for medical purposes. The individual fibres are coated with aluminium using a high-vacuum vaporization process. This creates a porous, non-adherent layer with a shiny, very smooth surface onto which wound exudate cannot adhere. As a result, Metalline does not adhere to wounds. This aluminium-coated Metalline layer is not itself absorbent and is not affected by water, blood or secretions.
- The absorbent layer
Because Metalline’s aluminium-coated layer is highly porous the exudate diffuses into the absorbent layer, which very rapidly absorbs and retains blood and exudate. Draining blood is absorbed immediately and transported rapidly into the absorbent non-woven layer by the capillary action of the Metalline pores. This has almost no wetting effect on Metalline’s surface. The pores also ensure an unrestricted supply of air to the wound.
- The top layer
The top layer, which is made from a thin non-woven material, covers the absorbent layer.