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Zorflex

Low adherent antimicrobial wound contact layer

Zorflex® LA is a low adherent wound contact layer for chronic, non-healing wounds. By cleaning the wound of microorganisms and creating favourable conditions for healing, Zorflex can significantly reduce signs of infection within 4 weeks1,2.

Zorflex LA is an activated carbon cloth dressing designed as a conformable contact layer with four-fold benefits.

FEATURES

Product Benefits

Through using Zorflex we aim to reduce patient recovery times and associated care costs. This technology is proven effective against MRSA and modulation of proteases3,4, with four-fold benefits including:

  • 100% pure activated carbon cloth
  • Reduces pain and exudate5
  • Reduces malodour through adsorption*
  • Provides a naturally effective antimicrobial barrier for up to 7 days
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Can be cut to shape and folded
  • Safe and risk free
  • Non-cytotoxic
  • Dual sided low adherent

*Adsorption is the process where molecules physically adhere to surface of the adsorbent dressing.

How does Zorflex work?

Microorganisms from the wound are attracted to the activated carbon cloth, bound to the surface and destroyed.

The van der Waals electrostatic forces draw small gas and liquid molecules away from the wound, to the dressing, where they become trapped in micropores.

Bacteria cells that are too large to enter the micropores are trapped on the surface of Zorflex. Electrostatic tension builds up in the trapped cells until the tension overcomes the tensile strength of the cell walls, resulting in cell walls rupture, destroying the microorganisms.

SHOW REFERENCES

1.Murphy, N. Reducing infection in chronic leg ulcers with an activated carbon cloth dressing. British Journal of Nursing 2016, Vol 25, No 12: Tissue Viability Supplement.

2. Scheer, H., Kaiser, M. and Zingg U. Results of directly applied activated carbon cloth in chronic wounds. Journal of Wound Care 2017, Vol 26, No 8.

3. Carney, J. Thomas, H. and Westgate, S. J. Antimicrobial Properties of, and Proteinase Modulation by, an Activated Carbon Cloth. Poster presented at SAWC 2017.

4. Carney, J. Thomas, H. and Westgate, S. J. In-Vitro modulation of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and Elastase by a range of Wound Dressings. Poster presented at SAWC 2017.

5. Tadej, M., et al. An evaluation of the Zorflex carbon fibre dressing in managing bacterial load and aiding healing of chronic wounds. EWMA poster 2013.


Zorflex clinical studies

Author(s)

Title

Publication

Scheer, S.H., Kaiser, M. and Zingg, U.

Results of directly applied activated carbon cloth in chronic wounds: a preliminary study

JWC, 2017, 26(8)

Carney, J., Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J.

In vitro modulation of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and elastase by a range of wound dressings

SAWC, 2017, poster

Hampton, S., Young, S. and Gray, S.

A retrospective study to evaluate the effect of an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Miller, M., Markey, L. and Yoder, R.

Use of a unique carbon based textile dressing Zorflex to promote healing and prevent amputation – a case series

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Murphy, N.

Reducing infection in chronic leg ulcers with an activated carbon cloth dressing

British Journal of Nursing 2016, 25(12)

Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S.

A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds

TVS, 2016, poster

Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S.

Using High Definition Ultrasound to assess the healing rate associated with long fibre carbon dressings

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Author (s)
Title
Publication
Link

Scheer, S.H., Kaiser, M. and Zingg, U.

Results of directly applied activated carbon cloth in chronic wounds: a preliminary study

JWC, 2017, 26(8)

Carney, J., Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J.

In vitro modulation of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-9 and elastase by a range of wound dressings

SAWC, 2017, poster

Hampton, S., Young, S. and Gray, S.

A retrospective study to evaluate the effect of an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Kendal Lymphology Centre

Using Zorflex for the management of chronic venous leg ulcers

Wounds UK, 2015, e-poster

Miller, M., Markey, L. and Yoder, R.

Use of a unique carbon based textile dressing Zorflex to promote healing and prevent amputation – a case series

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Murphy, N.

Reducing infection in chronic leg ulcers with an activated carbon cloth dressing

British Journal of Nursing 2016, 25(12)

Tadej, M., Knowles, A. and Hampton, S.

An evaluation of the Zorflex carbon fibre dressing in managing bacterial load and aiding healing of chronic wounds

EWMA, 2013, poster

Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S.

A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds

TVS, 2016, poster

Young, S., Gray, S. and Hampton, S.

Using High Definition Ultrasound to assess the healing rate associated with long fibre carbon dressings

Wounds UK, 2016, poster

Kendal Lymphology Centre

Using Zorflex for the management of chronic venous leg ulcers

Wounds UK, 2015, e-poster

Tadej, M., Knowles, A. and Hampton, S.

An evaluation of the Zorflex carbon fibre dressing in managing bacterial load and aiding healing of chronic wounds

EWMA, 2013, poster

[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.


Indications

Zorflex LA is indicated as an antimicrobial dressing for over discharging, partial or full thickness wounds such as:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fungating carcinomas
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Trauma
  • Surgical sites
  • Donor and recipient grafts

Applying Zorflex LA*

  1. Cleanse the wound bed with sterile water or follow local guidelines, ensure that the wound bed is free from any traces of creams or ointments
  2. Cut the dressing to shape, covering the peri-wound if maceration is evident. Do not tear.
  3. Apply the dressing directly to the wound surface either way up, with the direction of stretch running along the limb to allow movement
  4. Secure Zorflex LA with an appropriate secondary dressing/compression therapy or with a retention sheet, tape or bandage that allows the transfer of exudate into the secondary dressing without disturbing Zorflex or the wound bed N.B. The performance will be impaired if not placed directly onto the wound
  5. Zorflex LA can be left on the wound for up to 7 days, or as clinically indicated. Any threads or fibres which detach from the dressing can be easily seen and removed

Education

Seminars/webinars

Title: Zorflex: A natural antimicrobial with four-fold benefits

Presenters: Heidi Tickner, Sharon Gardner

Date: May 2021

Click on image to watch the virtual lunch meeting.


Ordering Details

Size Piece per box Product code PIP code NHS code
10.5cm x 10.5cm 10 ZLA10 410-8403 ELV030
10cm x 20cm 10 ZLA20 410-8429 ELV032
15cm x 25cm 10 ZLA15 410-8411 ELV031
Size
Pieces per box
Product Code
PIP Code
NHS Code

5 cm x 5 cm

10

ZF05

400-9791

ELV027

10 cm x 10 cm

10

ZF10

400-9809

ELV024

10 cm x 20 cm

10

ZF20

400-9817

ELV028

15 cm x 25 cm

10

ZF20

400-9825

ELV025

[1] Young, S. and Gray, S. A retrospective study to evaluate the effect on an activated carbon dressing on chronic wounds. Wounds UK poster 2015.