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Alginate Dressings

Alginate Dressings are composed of calcium alginate, a gelatinous and water-insoluble substance. When in contact with a wound, the calcium alginate in the dressing reacts with sodium chloride from the wound. This turns the dressing into a hydrophilic gel that maintains a moist environment for the wound. Good for exudating wounds and helps in debridement and sloughing of wounds. Do not use on low exudating wounds as this will cause dryness and scabbing. Dressings should be changed daily.

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Maxorb Extra AG Silver Alginate AlgiSite M Calcium Paginate Dressing Restore Calcium Alginate Dressing
  • Sustained antimicrobial protection.
  • Highly absorbent - Fluid will not wick laterally.
  • Superior gelling and fluid handling.
  • Maintains a moist wound environment.
  • Conforms to wound contours.
  • Highly absorbent, less fiber shed.

  • Fibers help maintain a moist wound interface.
  • Absorbs Moderate to Heavy Exudate.
  • Prevents maseration by wicking vertically.
Acticoat Absorbent AntiMicrobial Silver Dressings Fibracol Plus Collagen Wound Dressing with Alginate SeaSorb Soft Ag Alginates with Silver
  • Highly absorbent alginate
  • Nanocrystalline Silver Antimicrobial barrier
  • Fast-acting - Long-lasting

  • 90% Collagen and 10% Calcium Alginate.
  • Nonadherent and Removes Easily.
  • Maintains Initial Integrity When Wet.
  • Fast gelling effect when in contact with exude.
  • Highly absorbent - Easy removal.
  • Silver ion release technology.
Coloplast InterDry AG Textile Antimicrobial Silver Complex Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing - Sterile Medihoney Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing
  • Designed to manage moisture and odor.
  • Significantly improves the symptoms.
  • Impregnated with silver.

  • Used as a primary dressing.
  • Alginate forms a gel on contact with exudate.
  • Sterile - Latex free.
  • High percentage of Leptospermum honey.
  • Works in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue.
  • Provides a optimum healing environment
SilverCel Non-Adherent Antimicrobial Alginate Wound Dressing Medihoney Hydrocolloid Dressings Adhesive & Non-Adhesive Melgisorb Calcium Alginate Dressing
  • Used as a primary dressing
  • Alginate forms a gel on contact with exudate
  • maximize protection of the wound bed
  • Non-occlusive, requires second dressing
  • Easy to remove without disrupting the wound bed
  • Contains 95% active Leptospermum Honey
  • Provides moist environment for healing to take place.
  • Does not adhere to wound bed.
  • Minimal pain upon dressing removal.
Melgisorb Plus Calcium Alginate Dressing Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing Comfeel Plus Contour Dressing
  • Rapidly absorbs exudate and converts into a gel.
  • Designed to decrease pain during dressing changes.
  • Gently absorbs exudate.
  • Grid Markings for Accurate Measurements.
  • Maintains a Moist Environment for Healing.
  • Change Dressings Less Often.
  • Color change feature indicates, dressing change.
  • Adhesive technology keeps dressing securely in place.
  • "No-touch" system allows easy application.
Coloplast Comfeel Plus Hydrocolloid Dressing, CMC and Calcium Alginate Argentum Silverlon Antimicrobial Silver Calcium Alginate Dressing SeaSorb Alginate Dressing by Coloplast
  • Especially suited for low exuding wounds.
  • Dressings are flexible and smooth.
  • Highly absorbent hydrocolloid.
  • Provides extra absorbency and exudate management.
  • Provides up to 7 days of antimicrobial protection.
  • Permanently plated metallic surface.
  • Made with combination of alginate and carboxymethyl cellulose.
  • Forms a protective natural barrier helping to keep out bacteria.
  • Various sizes available - Latex free.
ConvaTec KALTOSTAT Alginate Dressing Tegaderm Silver Alginate Mesh Dressing by 3M Tegaderm Alginate Dressings by 3M
  • Absorbs up to 20 times its own weight in wound exudate.
  • Maintains its integrity, does not dissipate in the wound.
  • may be left in place up to 7 days, trauma-free removal.
  • Easy to use, antimicrobial barrier in an affordable dressing.
  • Long-Lasting: long-term 7-day antimicrobial barrier.
  • Safe: can use with sterile saline.
  • Forms a gel-like consistency as they absorb exudate.
  • Highly absorbent dressings, 20 times their own weight.
  • Two Alginate options to meet wound needs.
Nu-Derm Alginate Wound Dressing Carboflex Odor Control Alginate Dressing Medihoney HCS Wound Dressing
  • Can be easily cut or folded.
  • Forms a hydrophilic gel at the wound surface.
  • Maintains integrity when wet.
  • Alginate/hydrofiber layer keeps wound moist.
  • Activated charcoal layer absorbs odors.
  • Advanced mult-layered dressing.
  • 63% Active Leptospermum Honey content
  • Cooling and soothing upon application
  • For dry to moderate exuding wound
ALLEVYN Alginate Gentle Border Silver Dressing Medihoney Hydrocolloid Dressings Restore Silver Calcium Alginate Dressing
  • Rapid and sustained antibacterial action
  • Optimal exudate management
  • A unique two-in-one solution for exuding chronic wounds
  • Non-occlusive, requires second dressing
  • Easy to remove without disrupting the wound bed
  • Contains 95% active Leptospermum Honey
  • Releases silver ions in the presence of wound exudate.
  • Effective antimicrobial agent.
  • Assists in maintaining a moist environment.
Algicell Calcium Alginate with Silver by Derma Sciences Allevyn AG Gentle Adhesive Silver Dressing Allevyn AG Adhesive Silver Dressing
  • Provides an effective barrier to bacterial penetration.
  • Designed to gel well while keeping its physical integrity.
  • Facilitates ease of removal
  • Rapid and sustained antibacterial action.
  • Optimal exudate management.
  • Sustained antibacterial activity for 7 days.
  • Optimal exudate management
  • Easy to use range of dressing sizes
  • Non-adherent wound contact layer
Curasorb Calcium Alginate Dressing Kendall Alginate Hydrocolloid Dressings (Formerly Ultec Pro)
  • Absorbs 20 Times Its Own Weight in Exudate
  • Gel Block Feature Encourages Vertical Wicking
  • More Efficient Removal of Exudate
  • Designed for use on lightly exudating to dry wounds.
  • Maintains an optimal moist healing environment.
  • Unique formulation absorbs exudate