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, maintain a moist wound environment.3,4. 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

Atraumatic 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 be used on challenging areas of the body. Its oval shape allows the dressing to adapt to the contours of the body. This shape better distributes forces along the dressing's borders and increases the dressing's ability to stay in place. The Flex technology allows the dressing to better stretch and conform1-10. This is advantageous on difficult-to-dress areas like joints and bony prominences.
Mepilex® Border Flex is designed for treating pressure ulcers, foot ulcers and leg ulcers. Its 5-layer, absorbent foam, with Safetac® technology, effectively absorbs and retains exudate.  The dressing maintains a moist wound environment while minimizing maceration by 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® technology gently adheres to the skin without sticking to the wound bed. This minimizes damage to the wound and surrounding, intact skin by sealing the wound margins.3,7. Because Safetac technology is atraumatic upon removal, newly formed tissue is protected and the patient is spared unnecessary pain at dressing changes.3,8,9 This allows for optimized healing and lower overall costs.

*As shown in vitro.

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
  • Minimizes pain and trauma, at dressing changes, for optimized healing3
  • Avoids delays in healing by minimizing stress associated with pain at dressing changes9
  • Minimizes 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 technology for high conformability10
  • Nonwoven spreading layer – to spread fluids on a wide surface and maximise absorption performance, and with flex technology for high conformability10
  • Foam layer – to initiate vertical absorption of exudate
  • Safetac layer – seals the wound edge to minimize the risk of maceration, minimizes pain to patients, and trauma to the wound and skin3,8
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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.
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