Putnam Plastics Corporation

Specialty Medical Monofilament

Medical Monofilament

What is a medical monofilament extrusion? 

Monofilaments are single (mono) threadlike synthetic fibers (filament). Our proprietary extrusion process creates monofilaments designed for custom medical applications. 

Why would you choose this medical fiber over others? 

Medical grade monofilaments are non-metallic and can be used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a replacement for metal filaments. The high strength-to-weight quotient of these medical fibers makes them an ideal choice for many minimally invasive devices.

What materials are large diameter monofilaments typically comprised of?

Custom monofilaments can be manufactured from a range of materials: 

  • polyester
  • polyurethane
  • polypropylene
  • nylon 
  • thermoplastic elastomers

What options are available from Putnam Plastics for medical polymer fiber manufacturing?

  • Putnam offers a wide range of monofilaments diameters. These start at .010 inches (0.254mm) to over 0.100 inches (2.54 mm).
  • These fibers can be produced in almost any color and into a number of custom profile shapes. 

What medical devices and procedures is this commonly used in?

  • Since these medical grade monofilaments are non-metallic, they are translucent in x-rays and excellent for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 
  • With high tensile strength and little weight, these monofilaments are also perfect for use in minimally invasive medical devices. 

What ISO certifications is Putnam equipped to comply with?

Putnam’s custom tubing manufacturing facility is ISO 13485:2016 certified. With our designated clean room, our production process satisfies ISO compliance regulations—so your medical device won’t be slowed by regulatory red tape. 

ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Quality Management Certified Company

Why is Putnam Plastics the best choice for custom monofilament manufacturing? 

Putnam’s monofilament lines are created for custom medical applications. Our state-of-the-art facilities are suited for a wide range of polymer fibers and sizes —from prototype all the way to production.

Over three decades of experience and some of the best engineering minds in the plastics business means you get your most demanding specifications with good speed to market and competitive rates.

Why Choose Putnam?

  • 40+ years experience across 36 countries
  • Innovative design and research expertise
  • In-house ISO certified production facilities
  • Single source integrated solution