AQUACEL® Foam Dressing

AQUACEL® Foam dressing has a soft absorbent Foam pad, an AQUACEL® interface, a gentle silicone adhesive, and a waterproof/bacteria barrier. AQUACEL® Foam dressing is the only Foam that has comfort, simplicity and the healing benefits of an AQUACEL® Interface.


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The benefits of AQUACEL® Foam dressing
Only AQUACEL® Foam dressing offers comfort and simplicity, plus the healing benefits of an AQUACEL® interface

  • Water Proof/Bacteria Barriera provides — Evaporation of excess moisture — A waterproof barrier against viral/bacterial penetration1, a — Allows patient to shower and bathe.a
  • Soft Absorbent Foam pad enhances patient comfort and absorbs excess fluid.
  • AQUACEL® interface gels on contact with wound exudate to maintain a moist environment.
  • Locks in wound exudate, including harmful components2, a
  • Vertical wicking prevents lateral spread of fluid, reducing risk of maceration3, a
  • Micro-contours to the wound bed, minimizing dead space where bacteria can grow4, a
  • Gentle silicone border designed to adhere to surrounding skin, not to the wound bed.
  • Skin-friendly adhesive supports simple application and removal.
  • Demonstrated low potential for dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization5


  1. AQUACEL® Foam Dressing – waterproofness, bacterial and viral barrier testing. WHRI3538 MS069. Data on File, ConvaTec Inc.
  2. Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethyl cellulose (AQUACEL®) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2003;24:883‐890.
  3. Waring MJ, Parsons D. Physico‐chemical characterisation of carboxymethylated spun cellulose fibres. Biomaterials. 2001;22(9):903‐912.
  4. Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M. Antimicrobial activity of silver-containing dressings is influenced by dressing conformability with a wound surface. Wounds. 2005;17(9):263-270.
  5. Repeat Insult Patch Test CW‐0206‐11‐A730. Data on File , ConvaTec Inc


  • As demonstrated in vitro.

Please note: This product does not contain latex.

Please see package insert for complete instructions for use.

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Degree of exudation

Moderate, high


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