Melolin consists of a highly absorbent cotton and polyester fibre pad with a hydrophobic backing layer which is heat bonded on one side to a very thin perforated polyester film. The film side of the dressing is placed next to the wound.
Melolin is suitable for post-operative and casualty use, in particular for light to moderately exuding wounds, including:
Clean and sutured wounds
Abrasions and lacerations