AQUACEL® Ag Foam Dressing

AQUACEL® Ag Foam dressings give you:

  1. A waterproof top layer that permits evaporation of excess moisture while protecting against viral/bacterial penetration2, allowing the patient to shower and bathe
  2. A soft, absorbent foam pad to enhance patient comfort and absorb excess fluid
  3. A Hydrofiber® layer with ionic silver that gels on contact with wound fluid and helps provide an optimal environment for wound healing
  4. A gentle silicone adhesive that provides secure, skin-friendly adhesion, easy removal and demonstrated low potential for dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization.3


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Product Features

The addition of ionic silver provides the ability to kill a broad spectrum of wound-related microbes in the dressing through:

  • Rapid and effective antimicrobial action*1, 4-5
  • Controlled release of ionic silver as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing*1, 4-5
  • Sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 14 days*1, 4-5

With over 20 years of innovation ConvaTec’s Hydrofiber® Technology gives AQUACEL® dressings powerful capabilities.

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Resources: Demonstration videos of AQUACEL® Foam in action

Mode of Action

AQUACEL® Foam Retention

*As demonstrated in vitro

  1. Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber dressing. Wound Repair Regen. 2004;12(3):288-294.
  2. AQUACEL® foam Dressing – waterproofness, bacterial and viral barrier testing. WHRI3538 MS069. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc.
  3. Repeat Insult Patch Test CW‐0206‐11‐A730. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc
  4. Bowler PG, Jones SA, Walker M, Parsons D. Microbicidal properties of a silver-containing Hydrofiber dressing against a variety of burn wound pathogens. J Burn Care Rehabil.2004;25(2):192-196.
  5. Bowler PG, Welsby S, Towers V, Booth R, Hogarth A, Rowlands V, Joseph A, Jones SA. Multidrug-resistant organisms, wounds and topical antimicrobial protection. Int Wound J 2012; 9:387–396.


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Degree of exudation

Moderate, high


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