Quantcast Acelity - ADAPTIC™ Dressing

ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing

The information on this page is intended for healthcare professionals. Patient-specific information is available in the “Patients” section of this site. Patients should consult a healthcare professional regarding specific medical conditions and treatments.

ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing
ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing

Designed to Protect Fragile Tissue in Wounds, Minimizing Pain & Trauma

ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing Protects the wound minimises pain and maceration. ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing is a primary dressing made of knitted cellulose acetate mesh, impregnated with a specially formulated petrolatum emulsion.


Provides a Barrier to Bacteria and Viruses

Provides a barrier to viruses 27nm in diameter or larger (e.g. HIV and Hepatitis B).1
†In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of BIOCLUSIVE™ Plus brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage. Data on file.

Reduces The Risk Of Maceration And Adherence

The pore size of ADAPTIC™ Dressing allows easy passage of exudate to the secondary absorbent dressing, thus minimizing the risk of pooling and maceration at the wound site. It also reduces the risk of tissue adherence to both the ADAPTIC™ Dressing and the secondary dressing.1

ADAPTIC™ Dressing Can Be Cut

ADAPTIC™ Dressing can be cut to suit the size of the wound without unravelling and shredding.

System Components & Accessories

How it Works

  • About
  • Specifications
  • Materials For Download


ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing protects the wound,  minimizing pain and trauma with its petrolatum loaded mesh.

ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing protects the fragile tissue in wounds with a unique structure featuring a small mesh size. This helps to prevent tissue adherence to either the ADAPTIC™ Dressing or the secondary dressing on top.
ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing
  • The unique structure knitted cellulose acetate fabric mesh impregnated with a petrolatum emulsion is intended as a primary dressing to be used with a secondary dressing
  • Mesh allows for exudate to pass easily through to a secondary absorbent dressing, preventing maceration of the wound surface and minimizing the risk of pooling1
  • Knitted cellulose acetate fabric allows ADAPTIC™ Dressing to be cut to wound size without unravelling or shredding1
  • ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing removes cleanly from the wound, minimizing trauma and pain1  during dressing changes
  • In turn, this reduces the risk of tissue adherence to both ADAPTIC™ Dressing and the secondary dressing, and minimizes patient pain1

Inappropriate dressing selection that causes the dressing to adhere to the wound bed can cause trauma and pain when the dressing is removed.2
Dressings that adhere to the wound bed may result in additional practitioner time and use of resources.


ADAPTIC™ Non-Adhering Dressing is a primary dressing made of knitted cellulose acetate fabric and impregnated with a specially formulated petrolatum emulsion. It is designed to help protect the wound while preventing the dressing from adhering to the wound.

Materials For Download

Indications & Applications

Indications & Applications

  • Indications
  • Applications

Indications for Use

When to use it
ADAPTIC™ Dressing is indicated for dry to highly exuding wounds where adherence of dressing and exudate is to be prevented including:
  • 1st & 2nd degree burns
  • Abrasions
  • Grafts
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure injuries
  • Nail extractions
  • Eczema
  • Staples
  • Surgical incisions
  • Lacerations
  • Reconstructive procedures
  • Suture lines
NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information may exist for Systagenix and KCI (Acelity Companies) products. Please consult a healthcare provider and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.
Click here to view the Product Instructions for Use page.


Directions for Use
Site Preparation
1. Prepare the wound according to wound management protocol.
2. Ensure skin surrounding the wound is dry.
Dressing Application
1. Carefully clean the wound following facility protocol.
2. Cut ADAPTIC™ Dressing to size if required and place directly on the wound.
3. Cover with sterile secondary dressing of your choice depending on the amount of wound exudate.
4. ADAPTIC™ Dressing may be left in place for several days depending upon amount of exudate.

Evidence & Outcomes

Acelity Clinical Evidence is a resource for healthcare professionals to explore preclinical, clinical, and review articles discussing the use of KCI and Systagenix products. Use our powerful search tool to customize your view of the Acelity product evidence.

For questions or to request published literature contact Medical Information

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.

Evidence & Outcomes

Evidence & Outcomes

Title Study Type Date Authors