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What's new?

What is new with ALLEVYN Gentle Border?

ALLEVYN Gentle Border is a range of versatile foam dressings to suit multiple wound types, providing an optimal moist environment for positive wound outcomes.1,2

ALLEVYN Gentle Border has recently introduced several new features including:

New wound contact layer

  • Still the same gentle1 silicone adhesive, the wound contact layer now has 43% larger individual perforations. This means more foam is exposed on the wound contact layer to absorb exudate3.
  • New testing has shown a 35% significant improvement in speed of fluid uptake for a range of exudate, including viscous (in-vitro)4 into the dressing with the new wound contact layer compared to the previous ALLEVYN Gentle Border wound contact layer.
  • The health of the periwound and surround skin is important as a part of wound assessment.  The new wound contact layer shows an increased breathability of the border by 20% (in-vitro).5

New testing

  • ALLEVYN Gentle Border absorbs a range of viscosities of exudate, including thicker, more viscous exudate (in-vitro).6  New testing has shown a significant improvement of speed of viscous fluid uptake by 35% (in-vitro).4


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1. T. Hurd, L. Gregory, A. Jones, and S. Brown, "A multi-centre, in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border," Wounds UK, vol. 5, pp. 32-44, 2009.
2. K. Vowden, K. Harding, N. S. Moiemen, K. Drysdale, and C. Mistry, "An open, prospective randomised, multi-centre clinical evaluation of a hydrocellular silicone foam dressing* in the management of exuding chronic and acute wounds," presented at the EWMA, Brussels 2011.
3. Smith & Nephew Data on File: DS/17/348/R ALLEVYN Gentle Border Gen 2 Pad Perforation Size DS.17.012.R
4. Smith & Nephew Data on File: DS/17/012/R ALLEVYN Gentle Border & ALLEVYN Gentle Border Gen 2 - Fluid Uptake (Cylinder) Statistical Evaluation
5. Smith & Nephew Data on File: DS/17/544/R Moisture Vapour Permeability Testing of ALLEVYN™ Gentle Border Gen 1 and ALLEVYN Gentle Border Gen 2
6. Smith & Nephew Data on File DS/16/472/Rv2 ALLEVYN Gentle Border Gen 2 – Fluid uptake evaluation