Dermeco Oy is a Finnish startup with a patent-pending technology offering sustainable material solutions for hydrocolloid wound dressings.

Our hydrocolloid dressing world’s first and only ecological hydrocolloid dressing that decomposes into carbon dioxide, water and humus and does not break down into harmful microplastics.


Our Technology

Minimizing
waste

Our hydrocolloid dressing is biodegradable and decomposes into carbon dioxide, water and humus. By removing all unnecessary synthetic ingredients we minimize the risk of skin discomfort, irritation and allergies. 

Material performance

Our material material is is biocompatible and proven effective, safe and competitive quality by the leading certification facilities and standards (2022).


Protecting wildlife

The decomposing process does not leave behind any harmful microplastics that could be fatal to wildlife and pose a threat to ecosystems and human health.


Production processes

We utilize wind power and waste heat in the production processes of our components to minimize our carbon footprint. The decomposing of the material is proven with EN 13432 standard (2022).


The problem of conventional dressings


Hydrocolloid dressings generate an estimated 30 million kilograms of waste annually. This waste eventually ends up in our oceans, nature and landfills and takes on average 400 years to decompose.

The breaking-down process leaves behind half a million kilograms of microplastics annually, posing a threat to wildlife , ecosystems and human health.

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Applications


Advanced
wound care

Hydrocolloid dressings that are generally prescribed for more severe wounds after a visit to the doctor or hospital.

Traditional
wound care

Hydrocolloid plasters used on your own at home, aimed at treating non-severe wounds like blisters and sores.


Acne &
Beauty

Treats cosmetic skin conditions such as acne, spots, scars, wrinkles or pores.


Sustainability market

Sustainability is one of the biggest future trends in health care. 

Consumers
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Research

Research shows that 92% of the consumers and 82% of health care establishments have significant concern for the environmental impact of product and packaging in 2027. 71% are also willing to pay premium for environmentally friendly products.

Opportunities


Waste reduction

Our material decomposes in less than six months 

Competitive advantage

Our material is the only biodegradable hydrocolloid dressing in the world with three patent applications.

Increased brand value

Investing in sustainable innovations and offering ecological solutions increases brand value.

Cost savings in taxation

Possible cost savings due to plastic tax exemption with plastic taxations and waste prevention policies.

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