COMPRESS, NON WOVEN, 4 plies, 7.5 cm, non sterile


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COMPRESS, NON-WOVEN, non sterile


A non-medicated, non-sterile compress made from non-woven material and primarily designed to absorb fluids for medical purposes.

It is used to cover/clean wounds and absorb their exudates, to apply topical medications or disinfect healthy skin prior to a venipuncture or an injection.

It produces less lint, is less adherent and less abrasive compared to basic woven gauze pads.


Quality standards

  • EN 1644-1, 1997, Test methods for nonwoven compresses for medical use - Part 1: Nonwovens used in the manufacture of compresses
  • EN 1644-2, 2000, Test methods for nonwoven compresses for medical use Part 2: Finished compresses

Technical specifications

  • Synthetic material:
    • viscose: 67% (± 3 %)
    • polyester: 33% (± 3%)
    • latex-free
  • Weight: ± 40 g / m² +/- 10%
  • Size folded: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm
  • Absorbency: ± 11 g of water / g of material (minimum required by the norm: 9 g of water / g material)
  • Thickness: 4 plies
  • Radio transparent
  • Non sterile, for single use

Packaging & Labelling

Packed per 50 or 100, primary package = sulphite paper or plastic

Instructions for use

Do not use for aseptic care.

For medical care where sterile compresses are required, it is better to use compresses that are sterilized by an industrial process rather than non-sterile compresses that are sterilized in the field. This is important for quality, hygiene, time and cost reasons.

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