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ALLEVYN Plus Adhesive

ALLEVYN Plus Adhesive

ALLEVYN Plus Adhesive is being discontinued as part of the streamlining of the ALLEVYN range, making advanced wound care simpler and faster for clinicians and patients.

ALLEVYN Plus Adhesive

As the next generation of silicone foam dressings, multi-layered ALLEVYN Life builds on the key features of ALLEVYN Plus Adhesive, and offers:

  • A wide border designed to securely fit body contours, and allow patients to shower1-3
  • A silicone wound contact layer for minimal pain on removal, and allow repositioning4,5,6
  • A protective masking layer to minimise the visual impact of strikethrough (in vitro)7
  • A change indicator to optimise dressing changes8
  • A hyper-absorbent lock away core to handle exudate6,9
  • Absorption of common wound odours (in-vitro)* 10


ALLEVYN Life is available in three designs:

  • ALLEVYN Life: unique quadrilobe shape and wide border
  • ALLEVYN Life Sacrum: unique tail designed specifically for sacral wounds
  • ALLEVYN Life Heel: provides coverage to the malleolus


Read more about the benefits of ALLEVYN Life here

ALLEVYN Range Update


1 Smith & Nephew data on file report OR-DOF 020 An open, prospective, randomised, comparative volunteer trial to compare the performance of silicone adhesive dressings. MepilexTM Border.

2 Smith & Nephew data on file report OR-DOF 041 An open, prospective, comparative volunteer trial to assess the retention qualities of ALLEVYN Life and BiatainTM Silicone.

3 Smith & Nephew data on file report OR-DOF 011, Results from a multi-centre, non-comparative clinical in market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing and from Open, prospective randomised, within volunteer comparison of Dakota and Mepilex Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D; August 2010.

4 Rossington A et al. Clinical performance and positive impact on patient wellbring of ALLEVYN Life. Wounds UK 2013, Vol 9, No. 4.

5 Smith & Nephew Data on File. OR-DOF-001. Results from an open, prospective, randomised within volunteer comparison of ALLEVYN Gentle Border and Mepilex Border. Palmer S. and Smith G. November 2008.

6 Data on File DS/12/123/DOF June 2012 Physical properties of ALLEVYN Life

7 Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/129/DOF Simulated wound model testing of ALLEVYN Life and Mepilex Border.

8 Stephen-Haynes et al., An appraisal of the clinical performance and economic benefits of a silicone foam in a large UK Primary care organisation. Journal of Community Nursing 2013.

9 Smith & Nephew data on file report DS/12/130/DOF Simulated wound model testing of ALLEVYN Life and Mepilex Border.

10 Data on File: DS/12/127/DOF June 2012. Roberts, Sarah. Odour reducing properties of ALLEVYN Life.

* ALLEVYN Life has been shown to absorb common wound odours when tested in-vitro on representative compounds