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PTFE yarns, films, tapes and tubes for permanent implants

On the body - in the body: biocompatible, durable, versatile

The human body – a miracle of nature. As much as it is capable of, it is also vulnerable. With its innovative methods, medicine has achieved and continues to achieve great things in terms of both healing and prophylaxis. In doing so, it depends on the quality of the basic products for its technologies and methods.

This is where Lenzing Plastics comes in. With our PTFE yarns, films, tapes and tubes, we provide the basis for extremely smooth, soft and above all biocompatible textiles, surgical sutures, heart valves, covered stents and various special solutions.

Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE: monofilament yarns in use for quality of life and health

Lenzing PROFILEN® yarns, films, tapes and tubes from Lenzing Plastics are made of 100 percent pure PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). This modern high-performance plastic is making a splash in many areas of application. In medicine, however, it is particularly valuable. Whether for the manufacture of heart valves, as a suture material for dental surgery, for the production of medical textiles, wound dressings, etc., or for numerous special applications – components made of PTFE are proving their versatility and positive properties in many areas essential to health.

Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE yarns, tubes and films from Lenzing Plastics are proving themselves above all as

  • Compression tapes for various minimally invasive implants
  • Membrane for laminates in and on the body

Sutures for surgery - performance without compromise

One of the major areas of application for Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE from Lenzing Plastics is dental surgery and the manufacture of implants, especially heart valves. Dental surgery in particular appreciates Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE as a suture material because of its very smooth and soft surface. This means that hardly any tissue grows into the yarn, and when the thread is removed, there is little disturbance to human tissue. Since PTFE is also completely hydrophobic, germs find an extremely unfavorable environment for growth. Patients, on the other hand, enjoy the softness and thus the low pain caused by friction. In the cardiovascular field, PTFE proves its worth due to its extreme durability, with no degradation reactions in the polymer even over a very long time and, of course, its anti-adhesive property.

Individual applications for Lenzing PROFILEN® PTFE components

Would you also like to give your medical product made of PTFE special properties to open up a new customer base or to stand out from the competition? Do you have innovative ideas that you would like to implement with components made of PTFE? Talk to us! We are open to your challenge!

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