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Low Adherent Absorbent Dressing



MELOLITE Low Adherent Absorbent Dressings 

MELOLITE consists of a highly absorbent cotton and acrylic fibre pad which is heat bonded on one side to a very thin perforated polyester film. The film side of the dressing is placed next to the wound. 


 MELOLITE consists of three layers 

  1. Low adherent perforated film
  2. Highly absorbent cotton/acrylic pad 
  3. Hydrophobic backing layer 


Low adherent perforated film 
Allows for rapid drainage of exudate, reducing trauma to healing tissue.

Highly absorbent cotton/acrylic pad 

Patient Comfort 
Cushions and Protects
Comfortable and minimises pain on removal

Easy to cut to shape 
Retains its integrity when cut.

Safe in use 
Inert and non-sensitising

Delays time to strike through 
Significant improvement in terms of strike through, therefore requiring fewer dressing changes.

Available in Sterile Format  


MELOLITE is suitable for post-operative and casualty use, in particular for:

  • Clean and sutured wounds
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Minor burns

Ordering information

Catalogue # Size Units
4811 5cm x 7.5cm 100 Dressings / 18 Boxes
4812 10cm x 7.5cm 100 Dressings / 12 Boxes
4814 20cm x 7.5cm 100 Dressings / 6 Boxes

How to Use

Cleanse wound according to local clinical protocol.

Step 1
Either side of the dressing can be placed on the wound. Secondarily secure with tape such as OPSITE flexifix.

Step 2
Dressing change will depend on exudate amount. Change once strikethrough occurs.

Clinical Support

Paper Title: Clinical Trial of Melolin : a new non-adherent dressing.
British Journal for Plastic Surgeons 14, 47-49, 1961