Biocompatible – a USP Class VI resin that is safe and trusted for use within the human body.
Brilliant White Color – improves visibility for the surgeon.
Broad-spectrum Chemical Resistance – able to withstand and endure many chemicals without loss of integrity.
Broad Working Temperature – Aeos™ ePTFE has an extended working temperature up to 500 °F (260 °C).
Chemically Inert – this material is not chemically reactive with the tissue of the human body.
Customizable – uniaxial or biaxial stretching ensures customer’s exact material and design requirements can be met in relation to density, porosity, pore size and internodial distance.
Heat-sealable – important for laminating and encapsulation.
Hydrophobic – this material naturally repels water yet is still microporous to air, uniquely combining both properties together.
Light-passing Properties – can be used as a light guide in surgical suites, providing flexible protection to optical fibers that glows with illumination.
Low Dielectric Constant – an optimal choice for insulation applications.
Lubricious – the low surface friction allows surgeons to position knots with precision when used as a suture or monofilament.
Microporous – porous to air, this material is characterized by many PTFE nodes interconnected by fibrils which allows it to be used in diverse applications where porosity is required.
PTFE Qualities – ePTFE combines the qualities of PTFE, such as strength and flexibility, with a microporous form – these material characteristics can be used to overcome many engineering and design challenges.
Soft And Flexible – key properties for medical devices that need to safely traverse the vasculature of the body.
Ultra-thin – Zeus has a unique capability to produce ultra-thin ePTFE tubing with wall thickness as low as 0.002” (0.051 mm).