This product is designed to absorb all kind of fluids like water, saline, amniotic fluid, urine and blood during any kind of surgery or diagnostic procedures.

Arida® absorbs fluids and binds them in a form of gel. The absorbent is enclosed in a strong protective sheath of a fiber cloth.

Sterile version can be used directly on or underneath the patient.
Non sterile one is usually used on the floor. It creates dryer and safer environment and reduces cleaning time and cost. It significantly minimizes danger of wet and slippery floor.

The non sterile version is available in our Online shop.

Main advantages:

  • Absorbs water up to 60 times of its own weight
  • Safer conditions in the operating theatre
  • Speeds up cleaning between surgeries
  • Increases turnaround of operation theatre by 20%
  • Reduces the chance for infections

Examples of applications:

  • Urology (cystoscopy, surgical procedures)
  • Obstetrics (caesarean section, labor)
  • Orthopedics (arthroscopy, hip, knee or shoulder surgery, amputations)
  • Trauma surgery
  • Oncology
  • Varicose vein surgery
  • Ambulances


Arida is most commonly available in three sizes: 56x37 cm, 72x37cm and 120x60cm. Other sizes can be made available as per special request.

Nottingham Office

International Customer Service Centre

Chelsea House, Chelsea Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
NG7 7HP
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 115 9704 800
Fax: +44 131 777 80 77