What it is and how it works
Hydrofiber® Technology is high-purity cellulose in the preformed fiber or fabric state that has been carboxymethylated in a very controlled way. This is a patented ConvaTec process not used anywhere else, yielding a combination of chemistry and form that offers unique properties.
Dressings containing Hydrofiber® Technology are strongly hydrophilic in nature and will rapidly absorb fluid1, holding it within the structure of the fibers. On absorbing fluid, the fibers transform into a clear, soft gel, while retaining overall structural integrity. This technology can be tailored to produce a whole range of wound dressings.
Dressings with Hydrofiber® Technology are therefore suitable for the management of a wide range of moderately-to-highly exuding chronic and acute wounds, including those resulting from trauma and surgery.
Click on the links to see the key features of dressings with Hydrofiber® Technology.*
Click here to watch a personal introduction to the physical features and functional benefits of Hydrofiber® Technology from Michael Walker PhD, ConvaTec's Senior Research Advisor. 2,3,4,5
* locks in, contours and responds by forming a cohesive gel.