Compose® Adhesive Island Dressings.

When it comes to First Aid and Wound Care, it is vital that you choose a dressing that does what it claims to do and that it is Manufactured to ISO specification. Most consumers do not know what goes into manufacturing an approved Island Dressing.

We are now going to explain why we choose Multigate here in Australia and what goes into this product to create our confidence when we serve you the consumer.

The first thing you should know is that Multigate is one of the most successful Australian Manufacturers of Medical Products and have been in business here since 1986. 
The Compose Island Dressing is one product that is produced to Global ISO Standards. It conforms to International Specs in regards to Adhesion, Water Resistance, Sterility, Packaging, Labelling and all that go into the final product. These steps are all audited by independent ISO Global Companies that issue certification on a regular basis so that in Australia this product can be listed with our own TGA before being able to sell the product. 
Most consumers think of an Island Dressing as something that they source from anywhere and may not be aware that a similar product may not have this history or any listing with the TGA. 
When you purchase Compose Island Dressings you can be assured of a Medical product designed to do what it claims.

Let's look at this specification of Compose.

Materials and Construction

The Compose Island Dressings consists of 3 components.
The backing of the dressings is a non woven polyester fabric.
The fabric is evenly coated with medical grade adhesive so the dressings is able to cover the wound site without other support.
The adhesive applied onto the surface of the backing fabric is a hotmelt adhesive.
The pad consists of an absorbent layer comprising of mix fibres of Viscose/Polyester 70/30% .
The viscose/polyester absorbent wad is laminated on both sides by a High Density Polyethylene film
The pad covers the wound site to protect against infection and at same time provides a favourable environment for wound healing.
The pad is attached centrally onto the adhesive coated fabric. There is sufficient
adhesive surface bordering the pad to ensure the dressings stays in place.

Physical characteristics of Compose Island Dressing
The non woven fabric has fluid repellent characteristics to prevent the dressings from getting wet.
The film has minute perforations throughout its surface to allow exudates through as well as preventing fibres from the absorbent contacting the wound site.
The film smooth surface ensures that change of dressings is less painful and does not disrupt the healing of the wound site.
The pad has an average weight of 210 ± 21 gsm. Each gram of the pad absorbs not less than 8 grams of water.
The adhesive strength average not less than 1 N/cm.
The cotton absorbent layer meets the requirements of AS 2835.1 1985

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