Absorption / Retention

Absorption / Retention

Absorption and Retention
Testing vs. brands
currently available

The absorbency was determined using the standard method
BS EN 13726-1:2002, Test methods for primary wound dressings
– Part 1: Aspects of absorbency. In summary a 5 x 5 cm foam
sample was weighed and placed into an excess saline solution
(Test Solution A*) to simulate a wound environment, for 30 minutes
at 37°C. The sample was then suspended vertically by the corner
of the dressing for 30 seconds and reweighed.

The fluid retention was measured using the saturated 5 x 5 cm foam sample. The sample was subjected to a 6 kg weight covering the total surface area of the dressing for 30 seconds. The weight was removed and the sample reweighed. Abderma foam routinely retains in excess of 90% of the absorbed liquid. This exceptional fluid handling property differentiates the Abderma foam from other foams currently available.

*Note: Test Solution A has an ionic composition comparable to human serum or wound exudate.
Advantages of the Abderma Foam product range
High Absorption
No discolouration on sterilisation
Soft and Strong
Exceptional Retention
Rapid absorption rate
Manufactured in EU under ISO 13485

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss any aspect of the Abderma foam product range.