SPECTRA® MEDICAL GRADE FIBER
Make your medical device smaller, stronger, and more durable
For use in medical applications Spectra Medical Grade is an ultra-high strength, ultra-lightweight polyethylene fiber manufactured through a patented gel spinning process – the first of its kind. And as one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers Specta MG is 15 times stronger than steel and on a volume basis, 3 times stronger than polyester.
Cutting Edge Technology in State of the Art Medical Applications
Watch how Spectra® MG offers benefits for manufacturers, doctors, hospital and patients alike with use in medical applications such as sutures, surgical robots, catheters and more.
Spectra MG product offering
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- Key Properties
- Design & Regulatory Submission Aids
For use in medical applications, Spectra Medical Grade is an ultra-high strength, ultra-lightweight polyethylene fiber manufactured through a patented gel spinning process – the first of its kind.
The all new Spectra MG Bio Blue fiber is ideal for use in orthopedic sutures and enables you to operate more accurately and efficiently.
Spectra MG exhibits high resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light, and possesses superior abrasion and internal fiber-friction characteristics. Compared to conventional polyethylene fiber, Spectra MG has a very high molecular weight and degree of orientation, as well as crystallinity.
- High strength: 34-45 g/den
- Low stretch: <3.5% elongation
- Light weight: 0.97 Specific Gravity
- Low coefficient of friction
- Flex fatigue resistance
- High chemical resistance
- Good abrasion and cut resistance
Available Design and Regulatory Submission Aids
Contact us to request any of the following:
- FDA Material Master File (MAF)
- Fiber cytotoxicity data
- Fiber biocompatibility data
- Certificate of analysis
- Product specification sheets
- Mechanical properties data
- Customer audits
- Supplier qualification