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Cutimed® Alginate is a calcium sodium alginate (80% calcium and 20% sodium) made out of natural seaweed. The alginate component enables the dressing to absorb up to 20 times its own weight in exudate. Cutimed® Alginate offers a broad performance spectrum, but is particularly useful for moderate to heavily exuding wounds, shallow wounds, lesions with rough edges, or deeper sites that are hard to dress.

Cutimed® Alginate–mode of action

The exchange of calcium ions within the dressing with sodium ions, which are present in the exudate, transforms the alginate into a moist gel.

  • Facilitates moist wound healing by maintaining a moist environment
  • Has haemostatic properties due to calcium ion release from the alginate dressing in contact with body fluids
  • Reduces risk of maceration only one layer of exudate is maintained at the wound surface but excess exudate is absorbed
  • Helps to clean the wound bacteria are trapped in the gel formed by the exudate absorbed and are then removed during dressing change

Cutimed® Alginate–userbenefits

  • Easily cut to size customisable application
  • Highly flexible fibres conform to every wound base
  • Excellent wet integrity easily removed intact

Cutimed® Alginate–patientcomfort

Retains exudate in gel

  • reduces leakage risk
  • keeps patient as active as possible

Wet integrity enables

  • rapid dressing changes
  • minimal patient discomfort

High absorption

  • reduces number of dressing changes


Wound characteristics:

  • Moderate to heavily exuding wounds
  • Shallow and deep wounds

Chronic wounds, such as:

  • Venous ulcer
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Arterial ulcer
  • Diabetic ulcer

Acute wounds, such as:

  • Skin donor sites
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Superficial and partial thickness burns

NOTE: We recommend Fixomull® transparent und Leukomed® T as secondary dressings.

Cutimed® Alginate advantages

  • Maintains a moist environment
  • Fast gelling
  • Highly absorbent
  • Retains the exudate in a gel
  • Excellent wet integrity