Medical Yarn

Medical Yarn

Medical devices and biomedical structures require components that are engineered and produced under the strictest of requirements.  Careful consideration must be given to the selection of the individual components in each device.  Medical fabric design and production begins with the medical grade fiber (yarn).  The medical device component requirements must be used to determine the appropriate medical yarn and medical textile design.  The selection of a specific medical fiber or medical yarn must consider requirements for:

  • Absorbency
  • Strength
  • Permeability
  • Tissue in-growth
  • Duration of body contact
  • Device mechanical properties
  • Sterilization
  • Creep
  • Bio-absorbability

The ATEX R&D and biomaterials engineering groups have the skill and expertise to assist you in selecting the appropriate medical fiber for your device.

While fiber selection is critical, finding a long term medical fiber source to meet your needs is equally critical.  The medical fabric industry has experienced inconsistencies in medical fiber supply, especially for polyester (often referred to as PET or Dacron).

ATEX had the foresight to begin developing yarn production capabilities in-house to eliminate the risk of disruptions in medical grade polyester availability.

The ability to produce our own multi-filament medical polyester yarn makes ATEX your long-term solution for designing, engineering and manufacturing the high quality medical fabrics that you demand.


Dacron is a registered trademark of the Invista North America S.A.R.L. Corporation.