UHMWPE Suture Materials

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STRUCTURAL FEATURES ;

Alcater ST Tape ve Alcater ST is a synthetic nonabsorbable surgical braid made of ultra-high
molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).

Maximum force of more than 15 kg and elongation of more than 12%

Round-to-flat structure provides an ultra-low profile and maximum strength.

Available for dyed white, white&blue, white&black, white&green, black, blue.

ALCATER ST
COLOR TYPE USP SIZE
2/0 0 2 3&4 5 7 10
White X X X X X X X
White/Blue X X X X X
White/Black X X X X X
White/Green X X X X X
Blue X
Black X X
ALCATER ST TAPE
COLOR TYPE SIZE (MM)
1.4 2 3 5
White X X X X
White/Blue X X X
White/Black X X X
White/Green X
Blue X
Black X
Blue/Black X
Properties (ALCATER ST USP 2) Specification Results
Avg Min Max
Titer, denier(ASTM D-1907) 1990±190 2100 N/A N/A
Break Strength, (USP 881) ≥ 45 56.3 48.2 64.4
Knot Strength, Kg (USP 881) ≥ 15 19.4 17.5 21.4
Elongation @Break, % (USP 881) ≤ 6.0 4.7 4.0 5.4
Average Diameter, mm (USP 861) 0.55±0.08 0.53 0.52 0.55