This absorbent foam dress is quick and easy to apply. It absorbs up to ten times its weight in fluid. It is strong and flexible with a 23lb tensile strength. It has a controlled compression so it will not constrict. The waterproof layer prevents leakage, drying out and contamination. Conforms to wound bed and reduces maceration and promotes wound healing. Will not stick to wound bed. Straight hand tear, no scissors needed.