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*

3M™ Kerracel™ Gelling Fibre Dressing is a versatile carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) primary dressing for moderately exuding wounds.

Made from 100% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) fibres, Kerracel Dressing absorbs and retains high levels of exudate1*, forming a gel1* which conforms to the wound bed and supports a moist wound healing environment. As fluid is absorbed vertically and locked away1, peri-wound skin is protected from maceration2. The unstitched design aids micro-contouring to the wound bed3*, minimising dead space where bacteria can proliferate*. Conformability aids ease of application4, whilst its ability to retain integrity when wet1* helps to facilitate integral removal.


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¹ Erbogasto D. Physical testing of KERRACEL™ Dressing and market competitors. CHC R1004. Crawford Healthcare. 2020. Knutsford, UK. ² 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 2013; 3:72-78. ³ Lovett J, Stephenson C. An assessment of the intimate wound contact properties of KERRACEL™ Dressings. CHL-032. University of Manchester. 2014. Knutsford, UK. ⁴ Cook J. Evaluation of cuttability, conformability, thickness and bi-directionality of KERRACEL™ Dressing. CHC R1039. Crawford Healthcare. 2020. Knutsford, UK. *As demonstrated in vitro