How much silver is necessary?

Silver content or total silver released by a dressing does not necessarily lead to greater antimicrobial activity1.

AQUACEL ® Ag dressing is designed to continually make available only 1 part per million of ionic silver for effective antimicrobial efficacy2-4.

  • Concentrations above 1 part per million react with wound fluid and may cause transient skin staining in in vitro testing2.

AQUACEL ® Ag dressing releases ionic silver in a controlleda manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing2,5.

The manufacturing process of AQUACEL ® Ag dressing is designed to ensure that ionic silver is distributed evenly throughout the entire dressing.

Dressing choice should be based on overall properties of the dressing, not silver content alone1.

Print this content
Send to a friend [+]
Thank you for sharing ConvaTec content across the internet. In order for us to send the request we will need you to provide the following information.
* Sender name:
* E-mail from:
* E-mail to:

Find a ConvaTec product

Other ConvaTec websites
Click here to exit

Cookies are needed for this website to work optimally. They also help us to know a little bit about how you use our website, which improves the browsing experience.  Cookies on this site are used for traffic measurement and optimisation of page content only. By continuing to browse on this website, you indicate your consent to the use of cookies.  You may block the use of cookies by following the "How to block and avoid cookies" instructions

Learn more about our Cookie policy