Gelling fibre dressing  Exufiber

Unique gelling fibre dressing for easier management of highly exuding wounds

Exufiber® is a sterile, nonwoven fibre dressing designed to be used on a wide range of highly exuding wounds, including leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, among others. When Exufiber comes into contact with wound exudate, it transforms into a gel. The gel helps support a moist wound healing environment and facilitates ease of removal during dressing changes. Exufiber has a high absorption and retention capacity, reducing the risk of leakage and maceration. Exufiber can also be used in combination with Mepilex Border® dressings with Safetac®, which help optimize healing and prevent skin stripping at dressing change, meaning less pain and discomfort for the patient.

Exufiber offers superior1 exudate retention capacity, reducing the risk of leakage and maceration and enabling a moist wound healing environment

Easier, less time consuming, one-piece dressing removal2 and change, thanks to the high tensile strength – saving nursing time and increasing patient comfort

Combining Exufiber with Mepilex Border creates a unique treatment option for highly exuding wounds

When to use Exufiber



Exufiber can be used with a wide range of exuding wounds, such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, partial thickness burns, surgical wounds, donor sites, malignant wounds and dermal lesions.  Exufiber is a unique dressing using Hydrolock® technology, which makes use of strong polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres that are entangled together in all directions, mechanically secured to each other, providing the high wet integrity. Excellent locking properties of the PVA technology, together with well-balanced space between the fibres, minimize free fluid inside the product, enabling superior1 retention, Exufiber may contribute to potentially fewer and less painful dressing changes, a lower risk of leakage and maceration and time savings. 

Fibre dressings reinvented

Exufiber with Hydrolock® technology is designed for highly exuding wounds. Exufiber is made of a different synthetic material than conventional fibre dressings. Hydrolock technology is designed to pack each dressing with fibres, leaving less space for fluid to flow freely, which contributes to superior fluid retention compared to other gelling fibre dressings2 and reduces the risk of leakage1. In turn, this offers protection from skin maceration.

How it works

The mechanically secured fibres are made of a strong synthetic material that swells upon contact with fluid and locks it securely away. This gives Exufiber higher fluid retention rates (up to 22% higher) compared to many dressings on the market2.


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Exufiber is a nonwoven dressing with Hydrolock Technology, a proprietary gelling fibre. In contact with wound exudate, Exufiber transforms into a gel that facilitates moist wound healing and ease of removal during dressing change. Exufiber absorbs and retains wound exudate and is available as both sheet and ribbon dressings.

Benefits of Exufiber

  • High tensile strength to enable dressing removal in one piece
  • High retention capacity to prevent leakage and maceration
  • Absorbs and retains exudate, blood and bacteria
  • Highly absorbent, may be used under compression
  • Can be left in place during radiation therapy, X-ray and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Areas of Use

Exufiber is intended to be used on a wide range of exuding wounds

  • Leg and foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Partial thickness burns
  • Surgical wounds
  • Malignant wounds
  • Dermal lesions and other external wounds inflicted by trauma
  • Available both as flat and cavity dressing


  1. Cleanse the wound with saline solution or water. Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly.
  2. Apply a dry Exufiber® dressing to the wound. The dressing should be able to cover the entire wound. It should overlap the dry surrounding skin by at least 1-2 cm for the smaller sizes and 5 cm for larger sizes. The dressing will shrink as it absorbs wound fluid and starts gelling.
  3. Loosely pack ribbon or sheet into the wound to allow room for swelling of the dressing. Cut to appropriate length leaving a small overhang of 2-3 cm outside of the wound for easy retrieval.
  4. Fixate with an appropriate secondary dressing. Compression therapy may be used in conjunction with Exufiber®.
    Exufiber® can be left in place for up to 7 days depending on wound condition or as indicated by clinical practice.
    Remove the Exufiber® dressing by gently cleansing/flushing with saline solution or water according to clinical practice. Any non-gelled material will moisten in contact with the saline.

Exufiber Instructions


  • Exufiber® is for single-use only and should not be re-used.
  • Re-use may lead to product deterioration or cross contamination may occur.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is opened or damaged prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • All wounds should be inspected frequently. In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • Exufiber® is not intended for dry wounds or full thickness burns.
  • If the dressing dries out and is difficult to remove, it should be moistened according to local policies (e.g. with sterile saline or sterile water) and allowed to soak until it lifts easily. It may take several minutes for Exufiber® to transform into a gel. Remove the dressing by gently cleansing/flushing.
Item No Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
603300 5 x 5 10 40
603301 10 x 10 10 60
603302 15 x 15 10 60
603308 2 x 45 5 20

Exufiber® is packaged sterile in single packs.

  1. Chadwick P., McCardle J. Open, non-comparative, multi-centre post clinical study of the performance and safety of the gelling fibre wound dressing on diabetic foot ulcers. Journal of Wound Care 2016, 25(4): 290-300.
  2. Data-on-file. Report 20140806-001 Mölnlycke Health Care. Test performed at SMTL UK.
  3. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  4. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  5. Chadwick, P., McCardle, J. Exudate management using a gelling fibre dressing. The Diabetic Foot Journal 2015; 18(1):43-48.
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