The QuikClot Z-Fold Hemostatic Gauze is a z-folded strip of soft, white, nonwoven, hydrophilic gauze. The gauze is effective in accelerating the body’s natural clotting cascade without any exothermic reactions. The gauze contains kaolin, which assists with the clotting. Therefore, this gauze does not use any animal or human protein.
QuikClot Z-Fold Hemostatic Gauze contains an X-ray detectable strip for easy identification. The Army issues these in their IFAK kits, as they are an absolute must in an active shooter situation. A complete kit includes at least two hemostatic gauzes.