NYLON is a monofilament suture extruded from polyamide 6-6.6 (by pressing and stretching it through dies while in a malleable state).
TYPES OF PACKAGING:
• in precut lengths
USP 7-0 to 2 (0.5-5 metric)
white (no dye), black
The high tear resistance of NYLON, even at the smallest thread diameter, makes it particularly suitable for very fine suturing in microsurgery. Polyamides can bind up to 10% water.
The material is
- above-average softness and suppleness
- superior handling and knotting properties
- no capillarity
- excellent tissue passage
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