ABSORBENT sheet hydrogels
Our initial technical base was a range of superabsorbent sheet hydrogels. These can be formulated with water content ranging between c. 20% and 70% w/w. Products based on this technology are widely used for their ability to mange pain in painful wounds.
FW hydrogels also have characteristics which help support the body's natural defences against wound infection. These include:
Being an ionic sheet gel with a strong osmotic pull, FW Gels are particularly effective promoters of autolytic debridement. By encouraging the natural removal of wound slough and other devitalised tissue, the available food source for bacteria is limited.
The FW gel system has been shown, in-vitro, to effectively absorb bacteria into its polymer structure (see below). In the clinical setting, this may help to reduce the number of bacteria present in the wound.