The Definitive Guide to

Plasters & Dressing Strips

Get yours from Steroplast: the brand that makes the #1 best plaster in the UK.

For workplace first aid, retail packs for your health and beauty aisle, first aid supply chain, or simply stocking up at home, wherever you need plasters, choose a leading brand trusted by healthcare professionals across the UK.

We have been experts in plaster design for 25 years and counting, and ours was independently voted the best plaster for durability and long-lasting stick in the country.

The Definitive Guide to

Plasters & Dressing Strips

Get yours from Steroplast: the brand that makes the #1 best plaster in the UK.

For workplace first aid, retail packs for your health and beauty aisle, first aid supply chain, or simply stocking up at home, wherever you need plasters, choose a leading brand trusted by healthcare professionals across the UK.

We have been experts in plaster design for 25 years and counting, and ours was independently voted the best plaster for durability and long-lasting stick in the country.

Plasters From a Leading First Aid Brand

As an essential part of the healthcare supply chain, we know exactly what customers need when it comes to plasters. We’ve developed our range with the insights, guidance, and feedback of industry experts, medical professionals, and the consumers that use them.

Our plasters are intelligently designed for superior stick and genuine low-allergen content so that our customers can trust us completely. Thanks to our products, we’re a regular supplier to the NHS, St Johns Ambulance, and British Red Cross, supplying plasters and dressing strips as everyday essentials and in first aid kits.

Which? Recommended

Suppliers of the #1 Plaster in the UK

In a series of tests conducted by the independent non-profit review body Which? Our Premium Fabric Plaster was pitted against other mainstream brands in some rigorous tests:

  • A one-hour bath soak
  • A 50-minute session on a jogger's back
  • A day attached to the arm of a six-year-old
  • A three-day stint, including daily showers
  • A 50-mile bike ride

Our plaster was the winner, with Which? describing it as "incredibly long-lasting, water-resistant, sweat-resistant, [and] great value" and "difficult to budge, almost regardless of where you put them".

Read the full article on how our premium fabric plaster reached #1.

Plasters & Dressing Strips for:

Plasters & dressing strips are a necessity in every industry. We supply:

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Find washproof and hypoallergenic plasters recommended for workplace first aid kits here. We also stock blue metal-detectable plasters for catering and food-handling businesses.

Hypoallergenic plasters made by a trusted healthcare brand, perfect for sensitive skin. Stock up for schools, nurseries, daycare centres, and community centres that care for children.

Retail boxes of plasters ready to go on the shelf with eye-catching branding under the Steroplast brand. Try samples in your shop before ordering.

Premium-grade blue plasters required in environments with food exposure. Our Steroplast blue plasters are made with an aluminium strip to be detected by automatic screening machines.

Large plasters and long dressing strips, ideal for closed surgical wounds. Sterile strips you can cut to size.

Our premium fabric plaster is the best in the UK, having been rigorously tested by Which? Through extreme sports, showering, and multi-day hikes. 

Our industrial boxes of plasters are sterile, LOT numbered, dated, and individually barcoded for complete compliance and peace of mind.

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If you're a business owner, you should know...

The Health and Safety Executive, the national governing body on workplace first aid, recommends all workplace first aid kits contain plasters. The type of plasters you supply depends on several factors. See the table below.

Consideration

Plaster Type

Water exposureWashproof plasters
Food handlingBlue plasters
Sensitive skinHypoallergenic plasters
Burns and blistersHydrocolloid plasters

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Find the ideal plasters in our extensive range

Visit the Plasters & Dressing Strips category page to filter all products & find exactly what you're looking for:

Hydrogel  •  Hydrocolloid  •  Clear  •  Large  •  Hypoallergenic  •  Sterile  •  Wide range of sizes  •  Padded  •  Superior zinc oxide adhesive  •  Blue  •  Metal-detectable  •  Washproof  •  Latex-free  •  Retail packaging  •  Industrial box  •  Own branding optional  •  LOT numbered and barcoded

 

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Demystify workplace first aid & find out exactly what your business needs.

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Buy with Confidence

The Steroplast Brand has the mark of approval from healthcare professionals across eight sectors, including the NHS. If you’re unsure, talk to us about getting free samples straight to your door before you buy.

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Reliable Delivery

We ship to 57 countries worldwide with express delivery within 1-2 days in the UK. There’s no minimum order and free delivery on orders over £40 before VAT. We also offer same-day collection.

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Approved by Customers

Our quality is evident in our numerous positive customer reviews. View our Trustpilot and Google Reviews to see for yourself. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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25 Years in First Aid

Over 25 years, we’ve continuously developed our first aid range based on feedback from our customers and first aid experts. We’re the only supplier you’ll ever need.

Medicated Plasters

Extra help for your body in the healing process.

Medicated plasters contain active ingredients that help the body with its natural healing process and minimise the risk of infection. We stock two types of medicated plasters: hydrocolloid and hydrogels, both of which draw pus and exudate out of wounds and form synthetic scabs over the top when this moisture mixes with the gel in the plaster wound pad.

Hydrocolloid and hydrogel plasters are ideal for open wounds like burns and ulcers, wounds with pus in them, blisters, spots, and wounds producing too much exudate, which can lead to wound maceration and complicate the healing process.

Hydrogels and hydrocolloids are essentials for emergency response teams and also come in handy in beauty salons and aesthetics clinics. Browse our complete range of supplies for emergency services and health, beauty, and aesthetics.

Medicated Plasters

Steroplast Hydrocolloid Plasters

Soft and supple premium hydrocolloid plasters to effectively treat blisters, burns, pressure sores, ulcers, and spots. Eyecatching retail boxes ready to put on the shelf.

Hypoallergenic
Water-resistant
Ready for retail

Steroplast Cushioned Blister Plasters

Thick, durable hydrocolloid gel blister plasters, designed to be the right shape and size to apply to blistered areas of the foot. Heal blisters faster and make wearing shoes more comfortable.

Breathable
Water-resistant
Ready for retail

Guides and Advice on Medicated Plasters:

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2Toms Skin-on-Skin Gel Squares 2.5cm - Pack of 200

‘Skin-on-skin’ hydrogel square gel plasters mould to the body for ultimate comfort and relieve skin irritations. Ideal for bites, stings, poison ivy, chafing, and minor dermal abrasions. Large tub, ideal for community groups, sports groups, and workplaces.

Hydrating
Soothing
Feels like skin

Looking for burns plasters? Our comprehensive range of burncare solutions, including Burnshield hydrogel, a hydrocolloid used to make soothing occlusive dressings that can cool burns faster than water and protect them from further damage.

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Fabric Plasters

Made with a superior adhesive that won’t budge until you need it to.

Uncomplicated, high-quality, reliable fabric plasters are the foundation of any low-risk first aid kit and probably the most-used item in it. Reach for a plaster that lets you get on with life without worrying about infection, contamination, or irritating peeling corners.

Our range of fabric plasters comprises the best brands for the job (including our own Steroplast premium fabric plaster, the best in the UK for staying power). Our fabric plasters mould to your skin on any body part and won’t budge, keeping minor cuts and abrasions safe from damage or potential infection. Our plasters are hypoallergenic, too, to minimise the risk of irritating sensitive skin.

Not sure what first aid supplies you need? Take a look at our workplace first aid kit guide and complete our assessment to check what else needs to be in your first aid kit by law in order to comply with health and safety regulations.

Fabric Plasters

Steroplast Fabric Assorted Plasters

A British Standard fabric plaster and a cost-effective option for consumers and retail. Simple design with a soft and super flexible fabric that moves with the body.

Tried and tested
Cost-effective option
Ready for retail

Steroflex Stretch Fabric Plasters

A cost-effective solution for healthcare facilities, schools, and anywhere that needs a good stock of plasters. Premium quality without the premium price tag.

Sterile
Different shapes and sizes
Meet safety compliance

Cederroth Textile Plasters

Textile plasters by trusted brand Cederroth. High-quality and flexible. They are easy to apply, hypoallergenic and conveniently stored in a handy box.

Hypoallergenic
Supple
Box dispenser design

Guides and Advice on Fabric Plasters:

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Celox Trauma Treatments

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Fast-acting haemostatic gauze, dressings & granules used to stop catastrophic bleeding. Stop the bleed, fast.

Kids Plasters

Plasters that protect and don’t stop little ones from going on adventures.

At Steroplast, we know a thing or two about what plasters go through on kids’ skin. Years of product development, testing, and feedback have taught us exactly what we need to prepare our plasters for if they’re going to be up to the job.

We design our kids’ plasters to offer complete protection in the face of water, dirt, mud, outdoor adventures, and the most chaotic of playtimes. Rest assured, any little cuts or grazes are staying clean and safe until they heal. We also know it’s important our kids’ plasters are tested to be hypoallergenic and contain as few allergens as possible. As such, we know they’re suitable for delicate young skin and minimise the chance of irritation.

When it comes to removing our kids’ plasters, there’re no tears because they come off with minimal pain. We even stock Leukoplast superhero plasters to give kids the courage they need after a scrape.

Provide complete protection to any children under your care with a children’s first aid kit. Our kit meets stringent British Standards and is tailor-made to answer your needs in a childcare emergency. 

Kids Plasters

Steroplast Sensitive Plasters

Plasters for the most sensitive skin. Made to be gentle, soft, supple, and non-irritant. In retail-ready boxes, perfect for the kids’ first aid aisle or general healthcare section.

Thick padding
Hypoallergenic
Ready for retail

Washproof Assorted Plasters

Assorted washproof child-safe plasters made with hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive. Retail packaged to look great in your healthcare aisle.

Washproof
Hypoallergenic
Ready for retail

Sterostrip Washproof Hypoallergenic Plasters

An industrial-sized box for healthcare facilities, schools, and anywhere that needs a good stock of kid-safe plasters.

Sterile
Different shapes & sizes
Meet safety compliance

Cederroth Textile Plasters

Textile plasters by trusted brand Cederroth. High-quality and flexible. They are easy to apply, hypoallergenic and conveniently stored in a handy box.

Hypoallergenic
Supple
Box dispenser design

Guides and Advice on Kids Plasters:

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Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Batman Plasters

Some of the most trusted plasters on the market for protecting minor wounds on children, made with hypoallergenic materials and featuring vibrant, exciting Batman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
For sensitive skin

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Superman Plasters

Reliable plasters providing some of the best protection to childrens’ skin. Made with hypoallergenic materials and adhesive and featuring exciting Superman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Two sizes

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Wonder Woman Dressing Strip

Skin-friendly, gentle, and hypoallergenic with children in mind, this plaster strip features the iconic Wonder Woman design.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Cut to size

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Spot and Blemish Plasters

Get rid of spots faster the dermatologist-recommended way and keep skin clear.

The viral hack showing hydrocolloid plasters used as a cheap alternative to spot patches is backed by science. This really works! Spot patches contain the exact same active ingredient: hydrocolloid gel, which draws impurities out of the skin. 

Use a hydrocolloid patch overnight to draw exudate out of a spot and help in heal in hours rather than days. Keep skin healthy and protected from picking and prodding. This is the quick-fix solution to spots that dermatologists endorse.

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Blemish Plasters

Steroplast Hydrocolloid Plasters

Soft and gentle on skin, these plasters move with the contours of the body and won’t irritate the skin under or around them. Packaged in retail-ready boxes.

Individually-wrapped
Breathable
Soothing

Steroplast Cushioned Blister Plasters

Larger hydrocolloid blister patches, ideal for covering a larger area and treating several spots. Ready for the shelf in eye-catching retail boxes.

Individually-wrapped
Soothing
Larger size

If you simply want to disguise a spot, why not try one of our nude-coloured dot plasters for a quick fix?

Guides and Advice on Spot and Blemish Plasters:

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Cushioned, Blister, and Burn Plasters

Added comfort and healing support when you need it.

Plasters that provide a little more added protection, soothe burns and open wounds, and even draw out fluid to help blisters heal faster.

When blisters strike, walking can be uncomfortable and even impossible until they heal. Don’t put sports, work, or your life on pause and instead, use one of our premium blister plasters. We offer cushioned plasters that are thickly padded and provide support around the sensitive area. Our hydrocolloid blister patches can be used to safely drain and heal blisters more quickly.

Our hydrocolloid plasters and gel squares also help you handle burns, ulcers, abrasions, and other open wounds by soothing them and protecting them from infection to allow them to heal up.

Blister Plasters

Steroplast Blister Foam Plasters

Thick, padded foam plasters absorb impact and cushion wounds, blisters, corns, bunions, and other sensitive areas during everyday activities. Retail-ready packaging.

Superior adhesive
Large size
Ultra thick

Browse our tapes and strapping for other solutions to foot pain, whether it’s plantar fasciitis, a strained tendon, or a bunion.

Guides and Advice on Blister and Burn Plasters:

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Steroplast Cushioned Blister Plasters

Plasters draw out exudate to help blisters heal faster and ease the pain. Our cushioned blister plasters protect from chafing, knocks, pressure, and infection.

Individually-wrapped
Soothing
Ergonomic shape

2Toms Skin-on-Skin Gel Squares 2.5cm - Pack of 200

Designed to feel just like skin while providing relief from chafing, blisters, and other skin irritations. In a large tub ideal for groups, organisations, and schools.

Ultimate comfort
Convenience
Sweat and rub-resistant

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Plasters for Sensitive Skin

Complete wound protection for everyone, even those who normally have allergic reactions.

Skin irritation from plaster adhesive is very common. We know that many adults and most children have a reaction to some plasters, particularly low-quality ones. That’s why we always put the effort in to make sure our products are reliable, safe, and accessible to everyone.

There’s no standard brands must meet for products to be termed hypoallergenic. So what does that mean? We biotest our products for compatibility and put them through rigorous risk assessments to ensure they are as low-allergen as we can possibly make them. None of our hypoallergenic plasters contain latex, and we design them to be comfortable and painless to remove.

Sensitive Plasters

Steroplast Sensitive Plasters

Plasters made for the most sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic, breathable, flexible, thick padding. Packaged and ready for your retail unit.

Painless removal
Body-conforming
Latex-free

Washproof Assorted Plasters

Assorted washproof plasters made with hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive, guaranteed to stay put through busy day-to-day activities, including showering and swimming. Retail packaged to look great in your healthcare aisle.

Latex-free
Painless removal
Retail ready

Cederroth Plastic Plasters

Hypoallergenic plasters in consumer-ready boxes with easy access openings. These are easy to apply, convenient, and flexible for versatile use.

Waterproof
Allergy tested
Two sizes

Sterostrip Hypoallergenic Washproof Plasters

Hypoallergenic waterproof plasters with superior medical-grade adhesive. Individually wrapped, LOT numbered, and ready for industrial use.

Sterile
Assorted sizes
Medical-grade adhesive

Guides and Advice on Plasters for Sensitive Skin:

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Dot Plasters

Tiny, convenient plasters for the smallest of wounds.

Dot plasters are ideal when all you need to cover is a needlestick. Our industrial boxes are designed for use in GP surgeries and nurses’ offices where injections and phlebotomy are everyday occurrences.

Our dot plasters are also used to cover piercings and protect them during sports, and hide moles from the UV rays of the sun.

Sterile, washproof, and made with our signature adhesive. Our dot plasters stay put and won’t cause skin irritation.

Dot Plasters

Washproof Post-Injection Round Spot Plasters

Small, round 'spot’ injection plasters for dressing needle and syringe puncture wounds.

Waterproof
Hypoallergenic
Latex-free

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Washproof Plasters

Added protection against daily washing, showers, and water exposure. 

Wounds need to be protected from bacteria while they heal, but don’t let this stop you from getting on with your daily activities. Washproof plasters are for when you need to know you’re completely protected throughout daily life.

Washproof plasters are ideal for kids who get wet and dirty at any available opportunity, busy individuals working with water and getting their hands dirty, athletes out and about in the elements, outdoors folk, or simply to make showering and bathing easier.

Reduce the need for plaster changes and ensure minor cuts and grazes have the space and time to heal up. Many of our washproof plasters are also hypoallergenic, so there’s very little chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction.

Looking for washproof plasters for sports? Take a look at our sports medical supplies. Our sports first aid kits all include washproof plasters along with other essentials our expert product development team have included to deal with common sports-related injuries.

Washproof Plasters

Cederroth Plastic Plasters

Washproof plasters in consumer-ready boxes with easy access openings. These are easy to apply, convenient, and flexible for versatile use.

Hypoallergenic
High quality
Two sizes

Sterostrip Hypoallergenic Washproof Plasters

Washproof plasters with superior medical-grade adhesive. Individually wrapped, LOT numbered, and ready for industrial use.

Sterile
Assorted sizes
Hypoallergenic

Steroplast Clear Assorted Plasters

Discreet transparent washproof plasters, ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. In eye-catching boxes ready for retail shelves.

Supple and flexible
Hypoallergenic
Range of sizes

Sterostrip Clear Washproof Plasters

Discreet transparent washproof plasters, ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. Plasters in industrial boxes, ideal for businesses with individual LOT numbers and expiry dates.

Second-skin feel
Hypoallergenic
Different shapes & sizes

Plasters for Retailers

Retail-ready plasters to promote your shop’s professional image.

Our range of retail boxes of plasters is perfect for the shelves in your health and beauty aisles. We design each box to be eye-catching, informative, and with the trusted Steroplast brand to exude premium quality.

If you’d prefer plaster boxes with your own branding, we have a service for that. All Steroplast products, including plasters, are white-label products, and our professional design team can put your logo, colours, and any other information you need on your boxes. Sell premium products under your brand without the need for a big budget.

Our range of retail plaster boxes are all made with vivid colours, printed on high-gloss and made into robust, sturdy cartons that look and feel like premium quality.

Want to try before you buy? Order free samples of our retail boxes to make sure you’re happy, or talk to us about putting your brand on our packaging.

Retail Plasters

Steroplast Fabric Assorted Plasters

The essential plaster box. Fabric plasters with a superior, medical-grade adhesive that stay in place and protect you for as long as you need. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Everyday plasters
Soft and supple
Stay put

Steroplast Blister Cushions 

Thick, durable hydrocolloid gel blister plasters that help blisters heal faster and ease the pain. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Ergonomic shape
Hypoallergenic
Double as spot patches

Steroplast Hydrocolloid Plasters

Premium hydrocolloid plasters to effectively treat blisters, burns, pressure sores, and spots. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Washproof
Hypoallergenic
Supple & soft

Steroplast Sensitive Plasters

Plasters made for the most sensitive skin. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Hypoallergenic
Padded
Breathable

Steroplast Washproof Assorted Plasters

Guaranteed to stay put through busy day-to-day activities, including showering and swimming. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Hypoallergenic
Latex-free
Washproof

Steroplast Blister Foam Plasters

Thick, padded foam plasters that absorb impact and cushion wounds, blisters, corns, bunions, and other sensitive areas. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Staying power
Ultra thick
Ergonomic size

Steroplast Clear Assorted Plasters

Clear, discreet plasters made with supple materials. Ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Hypoallergenic
Washproof
Soft & flexible

Steroplast Clear & Fabric Plasters

A versatile combo: washproof hypoallergenic plasters and highly adhesive, robust fabric plasters. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Family use
Mix n Match
Premium quality

Fabric Dressing Strip

Fabric dressing strips for easy custom wound dressing. Cut a strip to size to create the perfect dressing. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Custom sizes
Body conforming
Painless removal

Large Steropore Plasters

Large plasters for sensitive skin to completely protect wounds when other plasters can’t. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Breathable
Hypoallergenic
Sterile

Cederroth Textile Plasters - 40 Plasters - 6 Boxes

Textile plasters that are high-quality and flexible. 6 boxes of 40 plasters in two sizes.

Easy access box
Easy application
Hypoallergenic

Cederroth Plastic Plasters - 45 Plasters - 6 Boxes

Plastic plasters, easy to apply, flexible and convenient to use. 6 boxes of 45 plasters in two sizes.

Washproof
Easy application
Hypoallergenic

Cederroth Blue Detectable Plasters - 35 Plasters - 6 Boxes

Blue metal-detectable plasters, specifically designed for use in the food industry. 6 boxes of 35 plasters in two sizes.

Allergy-tested
Easy application
HypoallergenicEasy access box

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Batman Plasters

Some of the most trusted plasters on the market for protecting minor wounds on children, made with hypoallergenic materials and featuring vibrant, exciting Batman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
For sensitive skin

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Superman Plasters

Reliable plasters, providing some of the best protection for children’s skin. Made with hypoallergenic materials and adhesive and featuring exciting Superman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Two sizes

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Wonder Woman Dressing Strip

Skin-friendly, gentle, and hypoallergenic with children in mind, this plaster strip features the iconic Wonder Woman design.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Cut-to-size

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Industrial Boxes of Plasters

Complete protection and compliance from a brand that knows.

As a critical part of the healthcare supply chain to eight key sectors, our industrial boxes of plasters are used in hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes, schools, workplaces, community groups, sports centres, and organisations of all kinds.

All our industrial products are sterile, LOT numbered, dated, and individually barcoded to ensure compliance with health and safety laws, help you track their use, and maintain absolute safety, hygiene, and protection.

We know that the needs of our different B2B clients vary, so our industrial plaster boxes come in a wide range of options to meet your needs. Choose from boxes of 20, 50, 100, and 500, depending on the type of plaster. You can also choose from a selection of plaster shapes and sizes. If you just need fingertip plasters, we have a box for you. If you need a range of different types, we stock boxes of varied shapes and sizes, all designed to be used in the most commonly needed applications.

What other healthcare supplies does your business require? We work with many B2B businesses and industrial supply chain distributors. Browse our website for essentials like prescription-only medications, evacuation and patient-handling equipment, infection control products and disposables, and more. Or call us and tell us what you need.

Industrial Boxes of Plasters

Steroflex Stretch Fabric Plasters

A good stock of plasters on a small budget. Cost-effective premium protection as standard. Choose from a range of size and quantity options.

Sterile
Different shapes and sizes
Meet safety compliance

Steroplast's Premium Elastic Fabric Plasters

The number one best plaster in the UK voted by independent consumer review body Which? against other mainstream brands.

Won’t budge
Sterile
Conformable

Which? recommended as the best fabric plaster in the UK for durability and affordability. Our fabric plasters won't let you down.

Sterostrip Hypoallergenic Washproof Plasters

An industrial-sized box for healthcare facilities, schools, and anywhere that needs a good stock of kid-safe plasters or for use on sensitive skin.

Sterile
Water-resistant
Latex-free

Washproof Post-Injection Round Spot Plasters

Small, round 'spot’ injection plasters for dressing needle and syringe puncture wounds.

Waterproof
Hypoallergenic
Latex-free

Sterochef Blue Detectable Plasters

Electro-magnetically detectable blue plasters to help businesses stay on top of health and safety. Choose from seven ergonomic sizes that help you carry on with work.

Sterile
Latex-free
Hypoallergenic

Leukoplast Coverplast Detectable Plasters

X-Ray and Metal Detectable blue plasters. Oil, fat, and water-resistant for the catering industry. Large plasters for more extensive cuts in the kitchen.

Breathable
Skin-friendly
Comfortable

Sterostrip Clear Washproof Plasters

Discreet transparent washproof plasters ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. The supple formation of the plaster makes them feel barely there too.

Second-skin feel
Hypoallergenic
Easy removal

Steroplast Adhesive Dressing Strips

1-metre long premium fabric and washproof dressing strips. Width options include 4 cm, 6 cm, and 7.5 cm. Ideal for post-op and healthcare.

Medical-grade adhesive
Flexible
Protective packaging

Large Plasters and Dressing Strips

Complete protection no matter what size the wound.

When standard-size plasters won’t cut it, we’ve got larger options, dressing strips, and cut-to-size plaster strips. Cut sections from a roll of plaster or dressing strip to make the perfect wound covering, no bigger or smaller than needed. 

Our cut-to-size strips are also great for smaller wounds in awkward places. Ensure comfort and mobility with the right size plasters on joints and extremities.

All our large plasters and dressing strips are made with the same premium products, superior adhesive, and excellent design work that we put into our complete Steroplast range.

Large Plasters

Large Steropore Plasters

Larger plasters for sensitive skin to completely protect wounds when other plasters can’t. Four plaster per pack in two sizes: (8.6cm x 6cm and 7cm x 6cm).

Retail-ready
Hypoallergenic
Sterile

Guides and Advice on Large Plasters & Dressing Strips:

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Steroplast Adhesive Dressing Strips

1-metre long premium fabric and washproof dressing strips. Width options include 4 cm, 6 cm, and 7.5 cm. Ideal for post-op and healthcare.

Medical-grade adhesive
Flexible
Protective packaging

Fabric Dressing Strip

Fabric dressing strips for easy custom wound dressing. Cut a strip to size to create the perfect dressing.

Custom sizes
Body conforming
Painless removal

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Wonder Woman Dressing Strip

Skin-friendly, gentle, and hypoallergenic with children in mind, this plaster strip features the iconic Wonder Woman design.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Hypoallergenic

Own Branded First Aid Kits

Printed with your logo

A range of family-friendly first aid kits that can display your company branding.

Coloured Plasters

Blue, clear, and nude coloured plasters to suit your workplace or lifestyle needs.

If you own or are responsible for health and safety in a workplace that handles food, you need to use blue plasters and bandages in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive. Find blue plasters here to keep your business compliant. Our premium blue plasters are even made with a detectable metal strip embedded in them to assist with automatic screening in food processing environments.

We stock standard nude-coloured plasters, an essential for any retail outlet. But, our clear plasters are more discreet than nude varieties, allowing natural skin to show through. If you need to minimise the look of a plaster on the body, a clear one is the best bet.

Novelty designs are excellent for turning tears into smiles when little ones have a scrape. We stock fun superhero plasters that remind kids of their favourite superheroes and help them brave first aid.

Coloured Plasters

Steroplast Clear Assorted Plasters

Clear, discreet plasters made with supple materials. Ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. High gloss retail boxes come with 16 plasters in assorted sizes.

Hypoallergenic
Washproof
Soft & flexible

Sterostrip Clear Washproof Plasters

Discreet transparent washproof plasters ideal for minimising the appearance of a plaster on the skin. Plasters in industrial boxes, ideal for businesses with individual LOT numbers and expiry dates.

Second-skin feel
Hypoallergenic
Different shapes & sizes

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Cederroth Blue Detectable Plasters

Designed for use in the food industry. These plasters are detectable by the metal detectors used specifically in catering and food processing.

Allergy tested
Premium quality
Two sizes

Leukoplast Coverplast Detectable Plasters

X-Ray and Metal Detectable blue plasters. Oil, fat, and water-resistant for the catering industry. In an industrial-sized box.

Breathable
Skin-friendly
Comfortable

Sterochef Blue Detectable Plasters

Electro-magnetically detectable blue plasters to help businesses stay on top of health and safety. In an industrial-sized box, LOT number and expiry date-printed.

Sterile
Latex-free
Hypoallergenic

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Batman Plasters

Some of the most trusted plasters on the market for protecting minor wounds on children, made with hypoallergenic materials and featuring vibrant, exciting Batman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
For sensitive skin

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Superman Plasters

Reliable plasters, providing some of the best protection for children’s skin. Made with hypoallergenic materials and adhesive and featuring exciting Superman designs.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Two sizes

Leukoplast Kids Hero Edition Wonder Woman Dressing Strip

Skin-friendly, gentle, and hypoallergenic with children in mind, this plaster strip features the iconic Wonder Woman design.

Painless removal
Latex-free
Cut-to-size

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100% Quality Guarantee

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Product Knowledge

Free training for your sales team to optimise your sales.

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Access to a custom digital catalogue with your branding.

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Plasters & Dressings FAQs

Do plasters expire? Yes, although plasters are likely to have a shelf life of over a year, they still have a use-by date. You will find the expiry date of your plasters on the product or packaging. Good quality plasters will be printed with serial numbers and expiration dates to help you keep track of use-by dates and rotate your stock or supplies.

#1 Which? recommended fabric plasters by Steroplast have a sterility guarantee of five years provided they are stored correctly, and the wrappers are undamaged. 

This is because the adhesive and the material used to make the plaster will degrade over time, compromising their ability to sufficiently stick to the skin and provide complete protection to a wound. 

Degradation of the packaging can also occur, which could lead sterile plasters to become unsterile. Since sterile plasters are a requirement in environments like healthcare facilities, out-of-date plasters can be a problem. 

Do plasters protect moles from sunbeds or the natural sun? Yes, they offer a good barrier to the sun’s UV rays. Whilst it’s usually okay to expose moles to sunlight under the protection of sunscreen, sometime moles need extra protection. If you have larger, raised moles or have been advised by your GP to protect your moles, using small dot plasters is an ideal solution.

Try Steroplast’s waterproof dot plasters. An ideal size for a mole and won’t wash off if you go in the sea.

Plasters provide an optimal environment for a wound to heal, meaning they can effectively speed up the process. Using a plaster will:

Keep the wound moist, something that is shown to improve healing time over leaving a wound to dry out.
Protect the wound from further damage or infection.
Some plasters are medicated and contain certain active ingredients that assist with healing. One example is hydrocolloid plasters that are used for burns and sometimes even spots. These contain a hydrocolloid which draws exudate out of the wound and forms a synthetic ‘scab’ over it, assisting in draining the wound and protecting it while it heals in an optimal moist environment.

How do plasters work to help wounds get better? Plasters have four fundamental functions:

  1. Provide a physical barrier that protects a wound from further damage.
  2. Provide a physical barrier that protects a wound from bacteria that could cause an infection.
  3. Stop a wound from bleeding by allowing platelets to stay in place and form a clot.
  4. Absorb exudate and keep the wound moist to maintain an optimal healing environment.

Some plasters are medicated with active ingredients like hydrocolloids, hydrogels, silver, alginate, and lidocaine, which can speed up the healing process, discourage infection or inflammation, or provide pain relief such as numbing. 

Plasters are available in different colours and designs. Sometimes these designs are purely aesthetic such as cartoon design plasters for children. Generally, the most common plaster colour for cuts and sores is pink or nude coloured. These are standard plasters for general use.

Blue plasters should be used in food handling environments as they are highly visible in contrast to the colours of food, whereas pink plasters might not be spotted if they fall off.

Some brands sell special plasters that claim to get rid of verrucas, but the advice from the NHS on verrucas is that these are not guaranteed to work. They’re also known to sometimes be painful or time-consuming. How do verruca plasters work? Verruca plasters are medicated with an active ingredient that is claimed to kill the verruca, while the physical plaster protects from the elements.

If you have a verruca that is causing discomfort, we recommend a padded foam plaster to cushion the area and absorb some of the impact when you walk.

Do plasters draw out infection? A standard plaster has an absorbent pad in its centre, which goes directly over the wound, and this soaks up any exudate, including pus, that comes out of the wound. This helps to regulate the moisture level in the wound and removes any bacteria pushed out of the body each time the plaster is changed. 

Hydrocolloid and hydrogel plasters actively draw exudate, such as pus, out of the wound and speed up the healing process. These types of plasters are ideal for burns, minor infections, blisters, and spots.

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