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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. 

Spectra® MG

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

Product Denier Decitex Filament (dpf) Tenacity (g/den) Breaking Strength (lbs) Modulus (g/den) Elongation (%) EPM
MG50 50 55 1.3 45.0 5.0 1650 2.8 23
MG10 100 110 2.5 40.5 9.0 1580 2.9 23
MG13 130 144 3.3 38.0 11.1 1390 3.2 23
MG18 180 200 3.0 40.0 16.0 1450 3.2 19
MG21 215 239 3.6 38.0 18.0 1320 2.9 17
MG27 275 306 4.6 36.0 22.2 1320 3.1 17
MG37 375 417 6.3 35.0 29.0 1200 3.1 17
MG43 435 483 3.6 37.5 36.0 1260 3.3 17

Spectra MG

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.

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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.

Key Properties

  • 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
  • Hydrophobic

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