A method for making individual contoured wound dressings comprising: providing a supply of a thin release web (40); and protective release covering (32); removably attaching and contouring a substantially continuous strip of an adhesive material (26) between said thin release web (40) and protective release covering (32) forming a first laminate (46); transporting said first laminate (46) to a delaminating station (54) where-at said thin release web (40) is peeled from said first laminate (46); supplying an adhesive carrier (28); merging and laminating said adhesive carrier (28) to the exposed adhesive layer forming a second laminate (64); and transporting said second laminate (64) to and through a cutting Station (68) to be cut into individual wound dressings or bandages.
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