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PTFE yarns for surgical sutures
In almost no other field of application does quality play a more important role than in medicine. Where human lives and quality of life are at stake, only the best is good enough.
As a manufacturer of surgical sutures, PTFE monfilament from Lenzing Plastics gives you the opportunity to stand out from the competition. When you choose a product from our company, you are choosing the highest quality, reliability in use and a pool of experience that customers around the world use to underpin the value of their work.
Surgical sutures from Lenzing Plastics are monofilament threads made from 100 percent pure PTFEl. Its name: Lenzing PROFILEN®. These non-absorbable PTFE yarns are needed in many medical applications. These include, above all:
- Dental surgery
- Heart valve manufacturing
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
As a monofilament thread, Lenzing PROFILEN® consists of only one filament, i.e. a fiber with a smooth, closed surface. In the above-mentioned areas of application, the most important thing is good, soft tissue traction without additional traumatization. This is ensured by the use of monofilament surgical PTFE suture material.
Another major advantage of monofilament PTFE suture material is the avoidance of capillarity. Since it is a single thread, Lenzing PROFILEN® has neither sub-threads nor interstices as is the case with polyfilament surgical suture material. This structure eliminates the so-called dreaded wicking effect and significantly reduces the risk of bacterial colonization or spread. Lenzing PROFILEN® also scores with its high tensile strength and high longitudinal elasticity, which is absolutely essential for vascular ligations, for example.
Deposits can hardly adhere to it. This makes PTFE suture material particularly easy to remove without destroying sensitive tissue.
PTFE suture material is chemically inert. This predestines it for use in long-term Class 3 implants – something Lenzing Plastics has been successful with for many years.
Polytetrafluoroethylene is an extremely stable polymer. Non-absorbable sutures like Lenzing PROFILEN® retain their strength and flexibility for many years.
Would you like to learn more about Lenzing PROFILEN® and its advantages for a surgical specialty to make your products unrivaled? Do you have a question about PTFE sutures with regard to a special field of application that we could not mention here? Our medically experienced specialists know everything about the optimal use of monofilament sutures and non-absorbable suture material – they will be happy to provide you with detailed information.