Is CMC and alginate same?

Is CMC and alginate same?

CMC is classified as a water soluble anionic polymer. Sodium alginate is also a water soluble anionic polymer. The structures of both CMC and sodium alginate are given in Figures 1 and 2.

What is silver alginate dressing used for?

Silver Calcium Alginate. Abena’s Calcium Alginate Dressing with Silver is made of natural fibers derived from seaweed. It is designed to be highly absorbent and form a gel-like covering over the wound, to help maintain a moist environment that promotes wound healing.

What is a CMC dressing?

What is a CMC gelling fiber dressing? Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) dressings are highly absorptive textile fiber dressings derived from natural cellulose sources and are commonly known as CMC gelling fiber dressings. 9 CMC dressings form a transparent moist gel as they bind wound exudate into the dressing.

What does silver alginate do to a wound?

Simpurity Silver Alginate dressings are made of natural fibers derived from seaweed through a series of special processes. It is designed to be fast acting and highly absorbant. The dressing absorbs exudates and forms a gel-like covering over the wound, maintaining a moist environment for wound healing.

What is silver alginate used for in wound dressing?

Cardinal Health Silver Alginate and CMC Wound Dressing offer antimicrobial properties that help deter infections in wounds for up to 14 days. Effective against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Epidermis (MRSE) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE).

What are Calcium alginates and CMC dressings used for?

Calcium alginate and CMC dressings are primary dressings* designed for use on wounds with moderate to heavy drainage. A superabsorbent dressing can be a primary or secondary dressing** which manages moderate to heavy wound exudate.

What is silvercel non adherent wound care dressing made of?

SILVERCEL™ NON-ADHERENT Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology is a non-woven pad composed of alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers, with EASYLIFT™ Precision Film Technology; laminated non-adherent wound contact layer.