Changing dressings can be painful. If they stick to the wound (which traditional dressings tend to do), removing them is often torture – and disruptive to the healing process. There used to be no way around this.
Until 1989, that is, when Mölnlycke released the innovation that we now know as Safetac – a thin silicone layer that minimises risk of dressings getting stuck to wounds or damaging skin. This thin silicone layer would prove to change wound care forever. And help reduce suffering for millions.