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Gelling fibre dressing  Exufiber

Unique gelling fibre dressing for easier management of highly exuding wounds

Exufiber® is a sterile, nonwoven fibre dressing designed to be used on a wide range of highly exuding wounds, including leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, among others. When Exufiber comes into contact with wound exudate, it transforms into a gel. The gel helps support a moist wound healing environment and facilitates ease of removal during dressing changes1. Exufiber has a high absorption and retention capacity2, reducing the risk of leakage and maceration. Exufiber can also be used in combination with Mepilex Border® dressings with Safetac® technology, which help optimise healing and prevent skin stripping at dressing change, meaning less pain and discomfort for the patient3,4.

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Exufiber offers superior fluid retention capacity2 compared to other gelling fibre dressings, reducing the risk of leakage and maceration and enabling a moist wound healing environment

Easy, less time consuming, one-piece dressing removal1,5 and change, thanks to the high tensile strength – saving nursing time and increasing patient comfort

Combining Exufiber with Mepilex Border creates a unique treatment option for highly exuding wounds

Hydrolock Technology



Fibre dressings reinvented

Exufiber with Hydrolock® technology is designed for highly exuding wounds. Exufiber is made of a different synthetic material than conventional fibre dressings. Hydrolock technology is designed to pack each dressing with fibres, leaving less space for fluid to flow freely, which contributes to superior fluid retention compared to other gelling fibre dressings2 and reduces the risk of leakage1. In turn, this offers protection from skin maceration.


How it works

The mechanically secured fibres are made of a strong synthetic material that swells upon contact with fluid and locks it securely away. This gives Exufiber higher fluid retention rates (up to 22% higher) compared to many dressings on the market2.



When to use Exufiber

Exufiber can be used with a wide range of exuding wounds, such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, partial-thickness burns, surgical wounds, donor sites, malignant wounds and dermal lesions.  

  1. Chadwick P., McCardle J. Open, non-comparative, multi-centre post clinical study of the performance and safety of the gelling fibre wound dressing on diabetic foot ulcers. Journal of Wound Care 2016, 25(4): 290-300.
  2. Data-on-file. Report 20140806-001 Mölnlycke Health Care. Test performed at SMTL UK.
  3. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  4. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  5. Chadwick, P., McCardle, J. Exudate management using a gelling fibre dressing. The Diabetic Foot Journal 2015; 18(1):43-48.
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How to use Exufiber

Always clean the wound prior to applying Exufiber. Dry the skin thoroughly....