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Introducing proprietary Flex Technology

Improved stay-on-ability and conformability for longer wear time

Introducing Flex Technology: innovation that matters

We’re always working to deliver innovative solutions, and cutting-edge Flex Technology is the latest among them. This proprietary technology enables the 360° stretch in Mepilex Border Flex, thanks to patent-pending Y-cuts in the retention and spreading layers. Because of this, you can trust Mepilex® Border Flex to stay where needed – and for longer, compared to other dressings.    * The advanced 5-layer design conforms to the body – even in difficult-to-dress locations – adapting to patients’ everyday movements.

See the real-life difference

Using an established method called finite element modelling (FEM), we analysed how multiple forces impact material stresses on soft tissue. This helps us understand how Mepilex Border Flex works when it’s on a patient, and to see the benefits of Flex Technology.

Mepilex Border Flex using Finite element modeling

The conformability advantages 

Using FEM, we observed that Flex Technology allows for an even distribution of stress forces through the dressing pad and onto the wound bed and surrounding skin. For patients, this means increased comfort and a reduction of stresses which cause blistering. With Mepilex Border Flex, pressure at skin level is reduced by up to 70% compared to Allevyn® Life  .

Positive impact for stay-on-ability

Flex Technology supports longer wear times by reducing stress on the border area by an average of 20% compared to Allevyn® Life, helping to prevent early detachment. The patent-pending design combines Flex Technology with Safetac® technology in the wound contact layer to reduce pain and trauma while helping the dressing to stay on  . It stays in place better than other foam dressings, for up to 7 days.  *

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