|Tensile strength “50%”||Approx. 7-9 days|
|Colour||Undyed and violet|
|Product range||Needle-suture combinations
Suture strength: USP 6/0 to 1 USP
|Brochure||Download Glycolon Flyer|
GLYCOLON® is a polymer made of polyglycolic acid and caprolactone. Metabolised to CO2 and H2O by the absorption of water in the tissue, absorption time (50 % loss of tensile strength) is approximately 7-9 days. The uptake of water from the body results in the tissue-friendly degradation of the suture material by polymer hydrolysis. The suture has a very smooth surface, which allows long suture techniques with minimal tissue traumatisation and excellent passage through the tissue. The unusually safe and reliable knot security, combined with a high tensile strength, surprises in many ways and immediately convinces the user. The monofilament suture structure reduces capillary action to a minimum. The excellent tensile strength requires the use of as little material as possible, while the surface qualities of the suture allows a supple low-resistance passage through the tissues, thus safeguarding the tissue structures as far as possible.