Medical Grades

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. Spectra MG is one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers; it is 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float. On a volume basis, it is 3 times stronger than polyester. It exhibits high resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light, and possesses superior abrasion and internal fiber-friction characteristics. Compared with conventional polyethylene fiber, Spectra MH has a very high molecular weight and degree of orientation, as well as crystallinity.
  • Key Properties
  • Design
  • 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

  • FDA Material Master File (MAF)
  • Fiber cytotoxicity data
  • Fiber biocompatibility data
  • Certificate of analysis
  • Product specification sheets
  • Mechanical properties data
  • Customer audits
  • Supplier qualification