FOAM DRESSINGS – MEPILEX® BORDER FLEX

The all-in-one foam dressing for challenging body contours

Mepilex® Border Flex is an all-in-one foam dressing designed for challenging areas of the body. Its unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure with Safetac® technology effectively absorbs and retains exudate keeping the wound environment moist3,4. This makes Mepilex Border Flex a dressing of choice for preventing skin damage and treating exuding wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, leg and foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.

Oval shaped all-in-one foam dressing – easy to use and designed to fit body contours

Absorbent pad with flex technology – very flexible1 and conformable10

Less painful for patients at dressing changes8 – less stress for patients, easier care2

Non-traumatic to the wound and surrounding skin at dressing removal3 – undisturbed healing

Excellent exudate management4 – reduced risks of leakage and maceration7

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Flexibility for body contours

Mepilex® Border Flex is designed to stay secure on the more challenging areas of the body. Its oval shape was created to allow the dressing to adapt to the contours of the body, thereby distributing forces on its borders* in order to minimise pealing and increase the dressing’s ability to stay in place. In combination with flex technology (perforations in the absorbent pad), this allows for the dressing to stretch and conform1,10, which especially is beneficial when the body moves, on challenging locations such as joints and bendable areas.
Mepilex® Border Flex is designed for treating pressure ulcers, foot ulcers and leg ulcers. Its 5-layer, absorbent pad structure with Safetac® technology absorbs and retains exudate, keeping the wound environment moist while sealing the wound margins, so that exudate does not spread to the surrounding skin5,6,7. This creates optimal conditions for healing and wound closure.

Safetac® technology

Safetac® is the adhesive layer of the dressing, which gently adheres to the skin without sticking to moist surfaces, minimising damage to the wound and the surrounding skin by sealing the wound margins and thereby preventing exudate from escaping3,7. This protects the newly formed tissue and promotes natural healing benefitting both patients and healthcare organisations alike by minimising trauma and pain3,8,9, allowing for optimised healing, which will result in lower costs.

*As shown in vitro.

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1. Tensile force in vitro test. Mölnlycke Health Care lab report. 201303 01-002.
2. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
3. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
4. Fluid handling capacity in vitro test. SMTL lab report SMTL 13/4161/1.
5. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003. 
6. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008. 
7. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
8.White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
9. Upton D. et al. Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing. Wound Practice and Research, 2010. 
10. Conformability in vitro test. Mölnlycke Health Care lab report 20130301-002.

Benefits of using Mepilex Border Flex

  • Highly conformable10 to adapt to challenging body contours and better stay in place
  • Designed for as enhanced ability to stay in place – to reduce unnecessary dressing changes and contribute to cost efficient care
  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes for optimised healing3
  • Minimises stress caused by pain for patient to avoid delays in healing9
  • Minimises maceration, and effectively manages exudate for optimised wound healing environment4,7,8
  • Designed to patient comfort during wear, and is shower proof, for a better quality of life of patients
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be adjusted without losing its adherent properties


Unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure
  • Highly breathable backing film – a waterproof secure barrier to virus and bacteria > 25nM
  • Superabsorbent layer – to absorb and retain fluids in the dressing, and with flex-cuts for high conformability10
  • Nonwoven spreading layer – to spread fluids on a wide surface and maximise absorption performance, and with flex-cuts for high conformability10
  • Foam layer – to initiate vertical absorption of exudate
  • Safetac layer – seals the wound edge to minimise the risk of maceration, minimises pain to patients, and trauma to the wound and skin3,8
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