Molnlycke Mepitel Soft Silicone Wound Contact Layer
Mepitel is a soft silicone low adherence mesh that can be placed on a wound for up to 14 days dependent on the condition of the wound. The porous structure of Mepitel allows exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. The Safetac layer prevents the outer dressing from sticking to the wound and ensures atraumatic dressing changes. The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimises the risk of maceration.
- Minimises trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes
- Minimises the risk for maceration
- Enables tailor made solutions
Areas of use
Mepitel is designed for a wide range of traumatic wounds such as skin tears, abrasions, second degree burns and chronic wounds as well as for fixation of grafts. Due to the Safetac properties, Mepitel is especially suitable for painful wounds and wounds with compromised or fragile surrounding skin. See Safetac Technology.
How Mepitel works
Mepitel is made of a transparent polyamide net coated with a soft silicone layer. The structure of Mepitel allows exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. Mepitel prevents the outer dressing from sticking to the wound and therefore minimises trauma and pain when changing dressings.
Mepitel is made of an elastic, transparent polyamide net enclosed by a soft silicone Safetac layer. This layer is inert and adheres only to dry healthy skin and not to the moist wound bed (for details see Safetac technology). The release film is transparent allowing the wound to be visible during application.