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Wound Healing


Physiology of wound healing

Wound healing starts with blood clotting to stop the bleeding and to close the wound temporarily. The exudation phase, the process of wound closure, is characterized by inflammation and oedema. The wound exudate, a fluid, contains a variety of essential substances, e.g. enzymes, necessary for an undisrupted healing process.


The regeneration and proliferation of new cells occurs in the granulation phase. The newly formed tissue fills in the wound from underneath and has a bright red appearance. Finally, epithelialization, which is the formation of a new skin layer starting at the wound edges, completes the wound healing process and eventually closes the wound.

Types of Wounds


Cuts: upon acute violent impact (e.g. while cutting vegetables), often bleeding and with slightly dehiscent wound edges.

Lacerations: upon over-expansion and straining of tissue elasticity, leave irregular, jagged wound edges, often decelerated wound healing and a tendency to scar formation. Larger lacerations require surgical clean cutting of the wound edges and closure via sutures.

Abrasions: abrading of the upper skin layers, usually harmless but often contaminated. Larger abrasions are very painful since the injury extends to the nerve endings subjacent to the skin.


Expertise in bandage technology

Innovation and research have always been the core of the Elastoplast business. At the research center we combine proven traditional techniques with the latest scientific findings. Every new product development profits from the scientific and cosmetic know-how we have accumulated in more than 125 years. Our expertise in wound and skin care is something our customers can rely on and profit from every day.

Ongoing research and deployment of the latest scientific findings and technologies ensure that our products meet the highest standards and match demanding consumers’ needs. Continuously keeping pace with the demands of an ever-changing world, we strive for innovation and excellence in everything we do.

We are the Wound Care Expert you and your entire family can rely on! We support you by offering sophisticated modern solutions to cope with the challenges and small inconveniences of modern everyday life.

Elastoplast Bandage

The role of a bandage in wound healing

Even minor everyday wounds can be infected. Several factors influence wound healing and infection rates. Among them are type and amount of bacteria as well as type and location of the wound. Other important factors are increasing age, underlying diseases, e.g. reduced vascular supply and diabetes mellitus, or drug treatments, e.g. steroids.

Bandage technology

Choose between a variety of technologies, bandage shapes, sizes and materials to best meet the specific needs of your wound. To provide the right coverage for your wound, our bandages are available in different sizes and shapes or as dressing length, which can be cut to the desired size. Elastoplast offers a selection of universal and high-tech solutions for the treatment of the most frequent minor injuries. For further information see: Wound dressing know-how.