3M™ Kerracel™ Gelling Fiber Dressing

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Can be used under compression²*


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  • Conformable¹
  • Can be used under compression²*
  • Cuttable¹
  • Vertical absorption²*
  • Up to 7 days wear time
3M™ Kerracel™ Gelling Fibre Dressing is a primary wound contact dressing with a high absorption capacity2* for the management of moderately to highly exuding, acute and chronic, deep or shallow wounds.

Made from 100% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) fibres, Kerracel Dressing absorbs and retains high levels of exudate2* forming a gel2* which conforms to the wound bed and supports a moist wound healing environment. As fluid is absorbed vertically and locked away2, peri-wound skin is protected helping to avoid maceration4. The unstitched design aids micro-contouring to the wound bed3*, minimising dead space where bacteria can proliferate*. Conformability aids ease of application3, whilst integrity when wet2* helps to facilitate integral removal.

1 Erbogasto D. Physical testing of KERRACEL™ Dressing and market competitors. R&D Trial Report CHC R1004. Knutsford, UK. Crawford Healthcare. 2020.
2 Lovett J, Stephenson C. An assessment of the intimate wound contact properties of KERRACEL™ Dressings. CHL-032. University of Manchester. UK. 2014.
3 Cook J. Evaluation of cuttability, conformability, thickness and bi-directionality of KERRACEL™ Dressing. R&D Trial Report CHC R1039. Knutsford, UK. Crawford Healthcare. 2020.
4. Jones N, Ivins N, Ebdon V, Hagelstein S, Harding K. A case series evaluating the use of a gelling fibre dressing for moderate to highly exuding wounds. Wounds UK 13: 3: 72-78.

*As demonstrated in vitro

Suggested applications
  • Can be used on moderately to highly exuding chronic or acute wounds such as: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, donor sites, cavity wounds, trauma wounds, superficial and partial thickness burns, control minor bleeding in superficial wounds