NYLON is a monofilament extruded thread
(pressed and drawn through dies in a malleable condition) made from polyamide 6-6.6.
TYPES OF PACKAGING:
• in precut lengths
USP 11-0 to 2 (0.1-5 metric)
white (no dye), black
Because of its high tensile strength, even when the fibre diameter is very fine, NYLON is particularly suitable for very
fine suturing in microsurgery. Furthermore it is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation,
including use in cardiovascular, ophthalmic and neurological procedures.
Polyamides can bind up to 10% water.
The material is coloured with a physiologically safe dye.
- soft and supple
- very easy handling and knotting properties
- no capillarity
- excellent passage through tissues
- only slight tissue reaction
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