COTTON WOOL, hydrophilic, roll, 500 g


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M010101 - Hydrophilic cotton
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COTTON WOOL, hydrophilic


An absorbent, non-sterile mass of cotton formed in a roll and used as a general-purpose absorbent or padding. Purified cotton is soft, absorbent, and hypoallergenic, and it responds well to all three major sterilization methods (steam, ethylene oxide, and gamma radiation).


absorbent cotton


Quality Standards Comment

Requirements for absorbent cotton wool properties are covered in the European Pharmacopoeia

Technical specifications

  • 100% cotton, washed, purified, bleached and carded
  • Does not contain any compensatory colouring matter
  • Water absorption coefficient (23g/g)
  • Not pre-cut
  • Net weight: 500 g
  • Roll presentation with or without craft paper interleaved to facilitate unwinding
  • Non sterile, for single use

Packaging & Labelling

Each roll is individually wrapped

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