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SURGICAL SUTURES - MATERIAL AND SPECIFICATION

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Suture material



Nylon
Polypropylene
PVDF
Braided Silk
Virgin Silk
Polyester
Stainless Steel
Titanium
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- STAINLESS STEEL
- TITANIUM
- BRAIDED SILK
- POLYESTER
nylon
polypropylene
polyvinylidene
polyester
braided silk
suture sternotomy
Made
in Germany
Nylon - Polyamide 6.6 ( PA )
PVDF* - Polyvinylidene fluoride ( PV )
Titanium
Polyester ( PE )
Stainless Steel
Braided Silk - ( SS /  SB / SW )
Synthetic non-absorbable suture material
Monofilament
Preferred suture for microsurgery
Black or blue
Synthetic suture material
Monofilament
Alternative to polypropylene
Black or blue
Synthetic suture material
Monofilament
Preferred suture for microsurgery
Blue and black
Implantable surgical suture
Monofilament wire
Synthetic non-absorbable suture material
Braided multifilament
Smooth and and uniform surface minimizes trauma
Green or white
Implantable suture material
Monofilament wire or
Multifilament wire
Natural suture material
Braided multifilament
Braided Slk - black or blue ( SS / SB )
Virgin Silk    - blue or white ( SB / SW )
Polypropylene ( PP )
Nylon - Catalog*
Microsurgery
Ophthalmology
PVDF - Catalog
Braided Silk - Catalog

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Sutures - material and specification

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Standard catalog*
The 'standard catalog' is only an extract from our suture delivery program, we can take into account any individual
request from clients according needle type, suture material, suture length and needle thread combinations.
Standard catalog*
Suture material
the complete range of surgical sutures is manufactured in Germany and meet all requirements
established by the US and EU Pharmacopeia ( U.S.P. / EU. PH. ).
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- POLYPROPYLENE
- PVDF
- NYLON
Nylon is a synthetic non-absorbable monofilament thread made of polyamide 6.6. It is particularly
suited for micro-surgery because of its consistent tensile strength, smooth and even surface, and its
good knotting properties. Micro-needle thread combinations with nylon carry green framed labels.
Polypropylene is a synthetic non-resorbent monofilament thread with a smooth pore free surface.
When it comes to sewing, polypropylene slips neatly and evenly through muscle tissue.  
As a result of it´s non-hydrolytic nature, polypropylene is particularly suitable for absorbent and
permanent stitches. Unlike nylon, polypropylene is not decomposable, this in turn guarantees
lasting firmness. Polypropylene remains innert in skin tissue and is dyed blue in the thread sizes
4/0 to 8/0 ( PH.EUR. ). The thread sizes 9/0 and 10/0 are dyed black allowing a better visibility in the
tissue. Micro-needle thread combinations with polypropylene carry dark blue framed labels.
Polyester is a braided multifilament, synthetic non-absorbable surgical suture material.
Polyester enabling to slip cleanly and evenly through tissue. Polyester is dyed white or green with
thread strengths 10/0 to 4/0 USP ( 0.2 to 1.5 metric )
Suture materials made of polyester have orange edged labels.
PVDF is a black non-absorbable monofilament thread made out of Polyvinylidene Fluoride. The tissue
areas where PVDF is used are similar to those polypropylene, however PVDF provides a better and  
tighter knotting process with fewer knots. As with polypropylene, PVDF may also be used for implanting.
Micro-needle thread combinations with PVDF carry dark grey framed labels.
Sternotomy suture material is a monofilament non-absorbable implantable surgical suture material
made of high-grade surgical Stainless steel ( AISI 316 LVM ) or Titanium
wire.
Sternotomy sutures are available in different lengths and diameters and are armed with
single high-grade stainless steel needles of different types of points, lengths, and curves.
Stainless Steel and Titanium sutures have yellow-edged labels.




















Silk is weaved out of the silk spider´s cocoon and is as a result a natural non-resorbent material.
Thanks to a special weaving technique it guarantees a strong non-tearable and an
evenly distributed structure. Micro-needle thread combinations with silk carry light blue framed labels.
Stainless Steel and Titanium
Sternotomy





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