reduce, reinvent: Introducing RxFibron
HT™, the next generation in high-tenacity PET
Smaller really is better. With RxFibron
HT™, the industry's first commercially released
medical-grade high-tenacity PET fiber, medical device companies can
innovate lower profile devices and be first to market with
revolutionary new products.
RxFiber's newest fiber for the medical device
industry exhibits advanced properties such as substantial strength,
durability, thermal melt, biocompatibility, lowering product
profile (smaller denier yarn) and custom sized fibers, making it an
excellent alternative to UHMWPE and regular Polyester.
In an industry where physicians and engineers are looking for
increasingly smaller device delivery systems for trans catheter
application, medical device companies are looking for smaller and
stronger fibers to make their next-generation devices.
RxFibron HT™ PET can be custom-made to
meet the strict specifications of these low-profile,
next-generation devices without compromising performance.
Benefits of RxFibron HT™
Strength and flexibility
With a tenacity of greater than 6.5, RxFibron
HT™ is approximately double the strength of
regular PET, which allows the device manufacturer to use a smaller
denier yarn to reduce device thickness in fabric or structure while
maintaining the strength and flexibility.
RxFibron HT™ is the first
commercially released, medical-grade, high-tenacity PET on the
market. The innovative material integrates well with surrounding
tissue making it ideal for applications such as sutures,
endovascular, vascular, and orthopedics.
Custom sizes and specifications
RxFibron HT™ can be custom-made to
meet any device specifications.
Ease of manufacturability
RxFibron HT™ exhibits great thermal
melt properties that allow engineers to melt yarn ends to terminate
the fabric, a characteristic not found with UHMWPE. Thermal bonding
fabric ends prevents free fiber ends from coming loose, tearing the
fabric or breaking off and becoming emboli. Since UHMWPE will not
thermally bond, other methods of manufacturing need to be applied
such as gluing, which adds additional manufacturing needs.
Device Design and Prototyping
Our experienced R&D medical device biomaterial engineers can
help you design concepts and prototypes that will meet your desired