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Gauze Swab, also named gauze sponge, is a Class I & Class medical device in the form of a patch or swab (also referred to as a sponge) made from 100% cotton yarn woven fabric and primarily designed to absorb fluids or blood for medical purposes. It does not include petrolatum. It is typically used to cover/clean wounds or abrasions and absorb their exudates and stop the bleeding. From blotting blood to wound dressing and applying topical creams, gauze is one of the oldest and most used materials in first aid, healthcare, and medicine. The Gauze Swab GMDN code is 48134, and the HS code is 30059010.

Gauze swabs are small, square swatches of gauze materials. They usually are white, and some are dyed green or blue for veterinary use. They can come either sterile in individually wrapped packets on non-sterile. Because of how it’s made, gauze has excellent absorbing properties. Gauze swabs are widely used in various medical treatments as a soft medical dressing. They are mainly used in hospitals, operation rooms, clinics, and first aid.

Gauze Swab Size Chart

According to different colors, gauze swabs can be divided into white gauze swabs, green gauze swabs, and blue gauze swabs.
According to different usage scenarios, gauze swabs are divided into non-sterile and sterile gauze swabs, with or without X-ray detectable threads.

Please note the gauze swab size and ply chart on the right.


Name & Product Code






Gauze Swab, Sterile or Non Sterile, White/Green/Blue, With/out X-Ray Detectable Threads,

Ref No.: JC01003 &

Ref No.: JC0100301 &

Ref No.: JC01011

5cm x 5cm (2” x 2”)


5cm x 5cm (2” x 2”)


5cm x 5cm (2” x 2”)


7.5cm x 7.5cm (3” x 3”)


7.5cm x 7.5cm (3” x 3”)


7.5cm x 7.5cm (3” x 3”)


10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


10cm x 20cm (4” x 8”)


10cm x 20cm (4” x 8”)


10cm x 20cm (4” x 8”)


10cm x 15cm (4” x 6”)


10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


We provide different types of gauze swab for your needs

Cheese Cloth
Cheesecloth is one of the white gauze swabs, loosely woven, excellent absorbent, and resembles gauze or 100% natural unbleached heavy-weight cotton fabric.
Applications: Straining, cleaning, polishing, dusting, waxing, and staining, cooking, basting, poaching, canning, straining, and moistening your cheese.
Size: 36” wide and 4ply
Length: based on the user's requirement, from 1yards to 6 yards
Meshes: 19x8, 19x15, 20x12, 20x24, 28x16, etc., for the different markets. Especially the American markets need our cheese cloths large quantities.

Cheese Cloth

Gauze Swab Without X-Ray Detectable Threads Gauze Swabs feature high absorbent and softness and are the primarily premium and economical wound dressing widely used in hospitals and first aid. Made of 100% carded cotton yarn, they are packed in bulk for nonsterile gauze swabs or packed into a sterile pouch and then sterilized.
We support customization for specific requirements.
Gauze density: According to the BP and USP standard, 13 threads, 17 threads, 20 threads, and others. More density gauze swabs have more thickness and more absorbency.
Sizes and plies: According to different markets and usage, 5cm x 5cm, 7.5cm x 7.5cm, 10cm x 10cm, 10cm x 15cm, 10cm x 20cm, 15cm x 15cm, 30cm x 30cm, 45cm x 45cm and 4ply, 8ply, 10ply, 12ply, 16ply, 24ply and 32ply.

Gauze Swab Without X-Ray Detectable Threads

Compressed Gauze Compressed Gauze, a Krinkle rolled gauze packed in compression, is an ultra-compact roll of sterile with excellent fluid absorption. Its finished edges reduce loose ends or lint.
Compressed Gauze is essential for any medical kit for treating bleeding and dressing and bandaging wounds. It can control bleeding with a compression bandage, as backing gauze for hemostatic dressings or wound bandaging.
It comes vacuum-packed for easy storage and expands to cover large wound areas. Perfect to use under a compression bandage to slow serious blood flow.

Compressed Gauze

Green or Blue Gauze Swabs Green or blue cotton gauze swabs commonly use in the medical field such as first aid kits for animals. It is a nonsterile or sterile material mainly made of high-quality pure cotton yarn and usually with antibacterial ointments or ointments to clean and cover open wounds or wounds, as veterinary use.
We use the unbleached cotton gauze to be dyed, non-toxic dyestuff, and ensure that all soluble residues are removed at the end of the dying process.
In some establishments, use green swabs in theatre and blue swabs for immediate post-operative applications. A red tying thread-wrapped green gauze swab and blue gauze swab will thus stand out in both gauze swabs.

Green or Blue Gauze Swabs

Edge-Unfolded and Folded Gauze Swabs The gauze swabs can be divided into edge-folded and edge-unfolded gauze swabs according to folding methods. Both are 100% cotton yarn and highly absorbent.
Edge-unfolded gauze swabs: Use for cleaning, preparing, or dressing a wound; nonsterile and sterile. It has the risk of thread ends being exposed outside the gauze, causing stinging injuries. The clinic gauze swabs are typically edge-unfolded.
Edge-folded gauze swabs: Also called French folded Gauze Swabs, reduce fraying and linting. They are always packed into a sterile pouch and sterilization, then used in the OR to absorb blood and stop bleeding.

Edge-Unfolded and Folded Gauze Swabs

Sterile Gauze Swab Sterile Gauze Swabs help stop or prevent bleeding from minor punctures such as injections or venipuncture, clean wounds with the appropriate cleaning agent, and cushion the wound before it is bandaged. Especially when used in the OR, it helps absorb the mass blood and stop the bleeding during the operation. The sterile gauze swabs can also be used as a burn dressing.
The Sterile Gauze Swabs are made of 100% high absorbent cotton gauze; packed in a sterile package or blister, 1pcs, 2pcs, 3pcs, 5pcs, 10pcs or 20pcs, sterilized by ETO, Gamma or Steam. All 5 years expiry date.
The sterile gauze swab without X-ray detectable threads is Class Is while with the X-ray threads is Class IIa.

Sterile Gauze Swab

Gauze Swab With X-Ray Detectable Threads Gauze Swabs with X-ray detectable threads are latex free and safe, suited for use in the OR. Every gauze swab contains an x-ray detectable thread(blue, polypropylene, polyester thread, barium sulfate, or cotton X-ray threads). They are normally edge-folded edges into a much-reduced risk of fibers coming off the material and getting stuck in the wound.
Packed into sterile pouches and sterilized before use in the OR, they can absorb the blood and stop the bleeding during the operation. The gauze swabs with x-ray detectable threads are classified as Class IIa medical devices per the intended purpose based on the MDR 2017/745 Annex 5.

Gauze Swab With X-Ray Detectable Threads

Tack Cloth Tack Cloth can be white, light yellow, orange, or blue colors. It is designed to remove loose particles of dust, dirt, and lint that would contaminate a surface that is to be painted, coated, laminated, photo-etched, or otherwise finished.
Tack cloths are mainly woven by 40’s pure cotton yarn into the gauze meshes 24x20(28x16) or 19x10(19x8) and 18” x 36” size. Different gauze meshes, sizes, and colors are available from us.
1 Box of 12 individually wrapped Joy Crown Tack Cloths are the most customers' choice.
The Yellow ones are widely used in industrial painting, such as car painting, airplane painting, and steel spray paint; 18” x 36” tack rag is also used in furniture, cabinets, and woodwork.

Tack Cloth

Recommendation of Related Products

Gauze Swab as one of the medical gauze main products, there are many related medical gauze products for the hospital, clinic and first aid using.

Gauze Rolls

Gauze Swab Rolls, also named gauze roll, a device in the form of a long length of non-stretchable, absorbent, woven material of pure cotton yarn, wound into a roll and typically designed for a variety of applications (non-dedicated) such as a primary wound dressing, dressing retention, and injury padding and compression. It is not a dedicated pressure dressing and does not include latex. This is a single-use device.

W.O.W Gauze Bandage

Gauze Swab Bandage, is a small gauze roll cut into the small size such as 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”, 8” x 4/4.5/5/10mts. This White Open Woven (W.O.W) Gauze Bandage is good ideal for securing dressings, splints or for providing mild compression and support, and it does not contain elastic and therefore will not constrict wounds.

Gauze Ball

Gauze Swab Ball is a round, flat, cap, triangle, strip shapes, peanut-shaped or special-shaped gauze swabs. They are odorless, highly absorbent and without bleaching residuals. They are suitable for sterilization. Gauze Balls are hydrophilic and thus are mainly used to absorb blood and clean wounds during operations. They are used in hospitals, clinics, operating rooms, and households for both consumer and professional needs.

Sterile Dressing Pack

Gauze Swab Kit, is also called surgical dressing kits, each dressing kits must contain the some gauze swabs, it is essential content of the surgical dressing kits, in order to clear the wound, absorb the blood and stop the bleeding.

Paraffin Gauze Dressing

Paraffin Gauze Swab is a pure cotton, open-mesh leno weave, low-adherence gauze swab dressing, impregnated with a super saturation of soft paraffin solution. Paraffin Gauze is ideal for minor burns and wounds with superficial skin loss. It soothes and protects the wound to allow drainage onto a secondary absorbent dressing. Also commonly indicated for donor and recipient skin grafts, skin loss wounds and leg ulcers, paraffin gauze is a proven, effective treatment.

Lap Sponge

Laparotomy Sponges (Abdominal Gauzes) are made from 100% surgical grade cotton gauze ideal for high absorption needs and to control bleeding. All sponges are edge stitched and are X-ray detectable in both pre-washed or non-washed options.

Cut Gauze

Cutting gauze is degreased, bleached and cut gauze swab, and is widely used in beauty, wound dressing, and medical instrument cleaning. It is Inner up and down with white paper board, outer white paper or plastic bag.

Absorbent Zigzag Gauze

Zigzag Folded Gauze Ply is made by 100% cotton yarn, woven into the different gauze meshes, widths, lengths and different folded plies. Absorbent Gauze Folded in ZigZag is mainly used for raw materials of medical accessories and clinical use of medical units, used to dress a wound and play the roles of auxiliaries, protecting and isolating a wound, widely used in medical industry such as hospital, clinic, pharmacy, emergency and so on.

Krinkle Gauze Roll

Compressed Gauze is a Krinkle rolled gauze packed in compression, which is an ultra-compact roll of sterile, high quality 100% cotton gauze that utilizes a unique crinkle weave that has excellent fluid absorption. It is a 6-ply, 4.5” x 4.1 yd. gauze with finished edges to reduce loose ends or lint. The gauze is indicated for the treatment of bleeding and the dressing and bandaging of wounds.

Burn Sheet (Cotton Pads)

Burn Sheet is dressing burn pad or gauze combine dressings, made the 100% cotton and covered with a soft high density gauze outer layer, edges stitched or non stitched, with/out safety pins. Burn Sheets are used for large area wound cleaning, hemostasis, absorbing blood and exudation from wound. It is special and professional medical device for covering min burns.

Povidone Iodine Gauze Dressing

Povidone Iodine Gauze Dressing is made from 100% cotton, open-mesh leno weave, impregnated with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) base containing 10% Povidone Iodine; equivalent to 1.0% available iodine. The Surgical Povidone Iodine Gauze Dressings is a non-adherent surgical dressing containing the disinfectant povidone-iodine (PVP-I). Povidone-iodine gauze is commonly used in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds, for example, infected wounds (in conjunction with systemic antibiotics).

Green/Blue gauze Swab

Green or blue gauze Swabs are generally used as the first gauze pads for veterinary medicine. Non-sterile 10CM X 10CM - 8py, or 12 layers of BP TYPE 13 thread gauze sponges are used for veterinarians to absorb exudates from animal wounds and clean skin and wounds. Sterilized green/blue gauze swabs with X-Ray detectable threads, usually used when operating on animals.

How to choose gauze swab - quality standards

Gauze swabs are used for large area wound cleansing, hemostasis, blood absorption and wound exudates. Gauze swabs are single-use and are used in hospitals and medical centers around the world. They are made of 100% carded cotton yarn and are highly absorbent. Gauze Sponges are available in a variety of screens, sizes, layers.

Medical gauze sponges come in different cotton yarn weaves, gauze meshes, different sizes and layers, different edge folds way, with or without x-ray detectable threads, and come in sterile and non-sterile variations. According to the BP1988 standard for gauze swabs quality, gauze swabs can be woven with 100% carded cotton yarns of 21 counts, 32 counts, and 40 counts. Different gauze pads sizes and layers, 5cm x 5cm, 7.5cm x 7.5cm, 10cm x 10cm, 10cm x 20cm, 8ply, 12ply, 16ply, etc. Different markets require different ways of gauze folding, namely unfolded and folded edges. Depending on the purpose of use, gauze swabs are packaged and sold in non-sterile and sterile ways, with or without X-ray detectable threads.

If you are the patient, a nurse or wound care specialist will dress the wound with appropriate gauze swabs. Before buying anything different, it's best to ask an expert about products and procedures. It is important to be familiar with a given gauze type, taking note of the product name and reference number.
For absorbing wound exudates and cleaning skin and wounds, we can choose edge-unfolded gauze swab, the density of gauze does not need to be very dense, such as BP Type 11 threads, 13 threads or 17 threads, usually non-sterile or sterilized gauze sponges. The number of layers of gauze can be 8 layers, 12 layers. There is no need to have X-RAY detectable threads. This type of gauze pad is generally used in hospitals, clinics or homes.
The gauze swabs used in the operating room need to be able to absorb a large amount of blood and stop bleeding, so the quality of the gauze sponges is high. First, the warp and weft density of the gauze swab is dense, and generally there are only BP Type 17 or 20 threads of compresses gauze; Secondly, the gauze pads must be sterilization during using in the operating room; Third, gauze swabs must be a edge-folded, so that there will be no fluff or cotton yarn exposed outside the gauze sponges, which will cause the risk of touching the wound; Fourth, gauze swabs have X-RAY threads to prevent the gauze swabs from remaining inside the body after surgery, and through X-RAY tracking threads, doctors can detect whether the gauze pad is left in the patient's body after surgery.
The gauze swabs used in first aid will contain some gauze pads in general family first aid kits, car first aid kits, camping first aid kits and mini first aid kits. These gauze swabs are generally conventional gauze sponges, with ordinary density, specifications and the size is 5CM X 5CM, 7.5CM X 7.5CM, 10CM X 10CM, 8Ply; edge-unfolded, without X-RAY detectable threads.
Regardless of whether the gauze swab is sterilized or non-sterilized, the packaging will show the detailed specifications, production date, expiration date and batch number of the gauze sponges. Choosing the correct gauze pads will have a good effect on the use of patients. You can also seek help from professionals to choose the correct gauze swabs.

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- Joy Crown start from 2009

Shanghai Joy Crown Industry Co., Ltd is a major professional manufacturer and supplier of premium medical gauze swabs in China.

Our capabilities:
1. Quality
  • Meets the BP/EN 14079 and USP Standards.
  • btained CE, ISO13485, ISO9001, US FDA, and SFDA in Saudi Arabia Certificates from 2009.
  • Based on our high-quality gauze sponges, some big brand customers, such as 3M, BSN, CLICK'S, have established a long-term cooperative relationship with our company.

2. Production
  • Complete production for the production of premium gauze swabs, certified by ISO9001 through TUV Germany for over 10 years. Starting from purchasing high-quality cotton yarn, weaving it into gauze of different densities and widths through advanced air-jet looms, and then using the barrel bleaching production line to bleach the large rolls of unbleached gauze into neat, clean, and hygienic gauze fabrics. Then use the gauze cutting machines and many folding machines to produce gauze sponges of different specifications and sizes. Finally, sterile packaging machines and non-sterile gauze pad packaging workshops make sterile and non-sterile gauze swabs.
  • 15,000 m2 workshops and a 3000 m2 100,000-level clean room, 150 professional workers to produce stable quality, high-quality gauze swabs.
  • Annual production and wholesale of gauze swabs over 20 million US dollars

3. Service
  • Our gauze swabs can be produced and supplied based on the customer's OEM printing package
  • No minimum order is required for every customer
  • Different markets' medical products registration, the quality required, and package printing required based on MDR
  • Premium quality while reasonable prices
  • Fast delivery time

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Gauze Swab FAQs

  • Q What are the Joy Crown Gauze Swabs certified?

    A We have manufactured and supplied our gauze swabs more than 20 years, with the advance weaving air jet loom, advance barrel bleaching machine, folded machine and packaging machine. Joy Crown Gauze Swabs has certified by the following certificates based our high quality gauze swabs.
    1. ISO13485 Certificate from 2009.
    2. MDD CE Certificate from 2009
    3. EU MDR Registration from 2021.
    4. MDR CE certificates from 2023.
    5. US FDA certificate from 2015.
    6. Saudi Arabian SFDA MDMA certificate from 2011.
  • Q What Are the Characteristics of Joy Crown Gauze Swabs?

    A Have you ever used gauze swabs? If not, but you must have heard of it. It is actually used to clear, wrap wounds. It can be stopping blood also, and the antimicrobial gauze roll is very breathable, so it can have a good effect.
    What are the characteristics of our gauze swabs, let's take a look.
    1. Joy Crown gauze Swabs are made of high-quality carded cotton and do not contain chemical fibers, so they have good water absorption.
    2. The warp and weft threads of Joy Crown gauze Swabs have good tensile strength and are not easy to break during use.
    3. Our gauze sheets do not contain fluorescence and meet the requirements of national, EU and US medical regulations.
    4. Our gauze Swabs do not contain starch or dextrin.
    5. The pH of our gauze swabs is neutral, and there is no side effect on the patients who use it.
  • Q If use the gauze swabs to wrap the wound, should we change the gauze swabs every days.

    A It does not change the gauze swabs every day, only to change the gauze swabs 2-3 days on the wound. And the gauze swabs will prevent dry socket.
  • Q During using the gauze swabs to wound, do the gauze swabs stick on the wound?


    Gauze swab is dry and soft wound dressing, during using the gauze swab to the wound, it does not stick on the wound.<o:p>

  • Q How to use the sterile gauze swabs?


    1. To wash the hands entirely.

    2. Wear the disposable gloves.

    3. To check the sterile gauze swabs whether they are in good sterile pouch and sealed. And check the sterile gauze swab package lot no., manufactured date and expiry date whether the sterile gauze swabs in the valid time. The Gauze Swabs expiry date is normal 5 years.

    4. Prepare the sterile tweezers.

    5. Open the valid pouch sterile gauze swabs.

    6. Grasp the gauze in its sachet in one hand at the corner.

    7. Use your other hand to open the sachet and peel the paper back.

    8. Hold the gauze swab by the corner with tweezers and use it to clean the wound.

    9. After used, dispose the gauze swabs into the medical waste bin.

  • Q Gauze Swab vs Wound Dressing

    A Gauze Swab is one of the wound dressings, it is a primarily and oldest wound dressing, widely used in the hospitals, clinics, operation room, first aid kits, home, schools and other medical scenarios.
    Wound dressing contains many medical consumables, such as gauze dressing, non-woven wound dressing, PU wound dressing, hydrocolloid and functional dressings.
  • Q What are gauze swabs used for?

    A 1. Wound cleaning
    Gauze swabs are excellent tools for cleaning wounds, thanks to their absorbent and wicking properties. Because gauze is non-linting, there’s a much-reduced risk of fibres coming off the material and getting stuck in the wound.
    2. Wound dressing
    Gauze Swab has been used as a component in wound dressing for a long time. The most common use for gauze swab is in wet-to-dry dressings. A piece of gauze swab is soaked in saline solution and then applied to the wound. As the gauze dries, necrotic tissue fuses with the material and is lifted away when the gauze is removed.
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