FAQ DryMax Floormats
Superabsorbent floor mats:
Locks in fluid, not made for standing on
- DryMax 2.4
- DryMax Triple
- The green part of DryMax Combimat
Absorbent floor mats:
Made for standing on, with plastic barrier
- DryMax XL – all models incl. the roll
- White/blue part of DryMax Combimat
Our superabsorbent products have a superabsorbent polymer, which absorbs large amounts of fluids. The polymer locks in the fluid, without dripping. In our absorbent products the absorbent material is cellulose fibers. They absorb fluids efficiently but will drip when squeezed.
When the superabsorbent products absorb fluid, they start to swell because of the retention effect. The absorbent core turns into a slippery gel. The products have a very strong coverage but to eliminate the risk of breakage due to a heavy load or a sharp edge, the floor mats should not be stood upon.
For relevant comparison purposes, our performance data on the Product Sheets or product webpages will give the absorption capacity. The absorption capacity differs depending on the content of fluid.
Find it here:
Capacity DryMax XL
Capacity DryMax 2.4
Capacity DryMax Triple
Capacity DryMax Combimat
Put the saturated product in the waste bin and replace it with a new one or simply add more products on the floor. If the fluid is spread over a larger surface, add more products. Our superabsorbent products absorb from any side and can be placed on a wet floor.
There are no exact guidelines for which model is best suited for a specific procedure. It will be determined by the amount and spreading of fluid as well as the work pattern. When the fluid is spread alongside the operating table, a longer mat like one of the DryMax XL-models could be a good choice. Absorbent products and superabsorbent products can also be used in combination. Adding superabsorbent mats on top of, or beside a DryMax XL-model is a safe and easy way to handle unexpected amounts and spreading of fluid.
There are seldom two rooms or layouts being the same and the setup for different procedures – or even different surgeons – varies. Place the mats in areas where fluid accumulates. Please note that DryMax XL and the Combimat should be placed on dry floor and prior to any procedures.
The weight of a used product depends on the absorbed volume. I.e. a DryMax 2.4 having absorbed 3 liters of saline solution will weigh approximately 3 kgs. DryMax XL having absorbed 1 liter of water will weigh approximately 1 kg.
The absorbent DryMax XL-models, i.e. the mats to stand on, can be cut into the desired size. No model of the superabsorbent products can be cut.
We recommend our products to be incinerated. Combustion forms water and carbon dioxide.
USA – The superabsorbent products retain the fluid in the product and can be placed in a non-hazardous waste bin (refer to your local state regulation).
Textile Towels are not made for fluid management and do not retain fluids. With wet textile towels on the floor, there is a high risk for spreading contaminants as well as staff slipping, tripping and falling. DryMax Fluid Management assortment is developed for handling fluids in OR. Our superabsorbent products are specifically designed for fluid intense procedures since they absorb and retain the liquids. The absorbent, anti-slip floor mats with plastic barriers protect large areas from liquids and give a drier, more hygienic environment for staff’s safety.
It is 0,9% Saline Solution, i.e. 0,9% Sodium Chloride solution.
DryMax Operation products are not made with natural rubber latex.
A white, stable dispenser with easy-rolling wheels is available for the DryMax XL roll. For other products, there are no dispensers available.
FAQ DryMax Bed/Table pads
Superabsorbent bed/table pads: Locks in fluid
- Sterile pads:
-DryMax Maxi Tape
-DryMax Midi Tape
- Non-sterile pad
By absorbing and retaining contaminated fluids. The superabsorbent products lock in large amounts of fluid and do not drip while being lifted and carried for disposal.
Our superabsorbent pads have a superabsorbent polymer, which absorbs large amounts of fluids. As the polymer locks in the fluid, it swells while absorbing.
Place the pad where the fluid is expected, where it normally ends up. DryMax pads can be placed on the bed/table during preparations or anytime during the operation, examination or during caring of the patient. It absorbs from both sides and can be placed on already wet surfaces.
It can be placed under the patient. It will absorb and swell also under pressure.
DryMax pads are dual-sided and can be put on the bed/table on any side. They absorb from both sides and can be placed on already wet surfaces.
We recommend that our products be incinerated. Combustion forms water and carbon dioxide.
USA – The superabsorbent products retain the fluid in the product and can be placed in non-hazardous waste bin (refer to your local state regulation
For relevant comparison purposes, our performance data on the product information sheet gives the absorption capacity for tap water and 0.9% NaCl (saline).
If the fluid contains bodily fluids with proteins, the absorption capacity will decrease compared to the saline data provided.
Replace the saturated product by picking it up, put it in the waste bin and place out a new one.
If the fluid is spread out on a larger surface, add more products. DryMax bed/table pads all absorb from both sides and can be placed on wet surfaces.
The weight of a used product depends on the absorbed volume. I.e.: A DryMax Maxi (sterile) having absorbed 2 liters of saline solution will weigh approx. 2 kgs. The sizes of the products are determined so that the weight of a fully saturated product should still be convenient for the staff to lift and remove.
DryMax Midi, Midi Tape and Maxi, Maxi Tape are for sterile environments.
There are no guidelines for which model is best suited for a specific procedure. The amount of fluid and the work pattern in the OR will determine which models are optimal to use. The sizes of the products are determined so that the weight of a fully saturated product should still be convenient for the staff to lift and remove. DryMax Comfort is for non-sterile environments.
It handles fluids in an efficient way while patients are cared for on tables, in beds and chairs.
DryMax superabsorbent pads are specifically designed for “wet” procedures and examinations and caring of patients where fluids occur. DryMax pads absorb and lock in large amounts of fluid, giving a drier and cleaner working environment. DryMax pads surface retain a dryness close to the patient, thereby helping to prevent the temperature and humidity around patient environment from being affected.
The pad will not drip when carried for disposal. With inco pads, textile towels, gauze or simple underlays fluids are not retained in the same way.
DryMax pads do not contain any plastic barriers and DryMax Comfort can advantageously be used as an absorbent underlay under a burnt patient.
All DryMax pads can easily be put in place by lifting a part of the body (a shoulder, an arm, a leg or a hip) and by pushing the pad in place. The pads can easily be replaced if needed by lifting the body part, removing the used pad and putting a new dry and clean pad in place.
It is 0,9% Saline Solution, i.e., 0,9% Sodium Chloride solution.
No, they must not be cut.
No, there is no specific dispenser for the DryMax pads.