The SMTL are able to test the following characteristics of polyurethane foam and vapour permeable film dressings:

British Pharmacopoeia 1993 
  • Acidity/Alkalinity

  • Adhesiveness

  • Extensibility

  • Sterility

  • Waterproofness

  • Weight Per Unit Area


If you wish to commission testing of your film dressings, then contact the SMTL:

Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, UK, CF31 1RQ.

Tel: +44 (0) 1656 752820

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