4 Surface Treatment Options For Medifab Meshes

by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019 |

4 Surface Treatment Options For Medifab Meshes

Surgical mesh, also known as medical mesh, is a loosely woven sheet or mesh of fibers that is primarily used to provide temporary or permanent support to organs and tissues undergoing a surgery. These meshes are usually specially treated or coated polyester mesh or polypropylene mesh. One of the most common usages of such mesh is in hernia surgeries. Needless to say, these mesh products must have precise openings and defined surface properties within the stringent biological manufacturing guidelines. Sefar's Medifab mesh line of products is developed by taking these points into careful consideration.

The Medifab mesh not only meets the strict manufacturing requirements but also adheres to the cleanliness guidelines of the medical industry. These products are made of monofilament yarns and are typically polyamide (PA) or polyester mesh (PET).

Usages of Medifab Mesh

With its precise and fine pore size (as low as 1 micron), uniform weaving, and open-mesh structures, the Medifab mesh provides perfect filtration with very low flow restrictions. Hence, it is used as a security filter as well as for wicking away or spreading media. Some examples of its usage are as follows-

  • In Transfusion and Infusion Sets
  • For Cardiotomy and Arterial Blood Filters
  • In Blood Bags
  • In Dialysis Sets
  • In Diagnostic Self-Test Strips

Surface Treatment Options

The Sefar Medifab mesh is manufactured in such a way that it achieves the required hemolysis and pyrogen levels without any added coatings. However, certain medical cases necessitate that the medical mesh has a further surface treatment done for better functioning.

The following are such 4 surface treatment options that are considered necessary for the medical mesh. Sefar provides these options to the customers as per their specific requirements.

Hydrophilic Coating

A hydrophilic coating on a mesh is water-absorbent. As such, a Medifab mesh that is coated with a hydrophilic material is especially useful in surgical or other cases where excess moisture is detrimental. This mesh product wicks away the extra moisture in the system and provides a conducive medical environment.

Hydrophobic Coating

As the name suggests, the hydrophobic coating repels water. As a result, a Medifab mesh with a hydrophobic coating is used primarily to spread an even layer of a water-soluble media in medical procedures. Additionally, due to its water-resistant nature, mesh with hydrophobic coatings degrade slowly when in contact with tissue. Hence, it remains one of the most used products for hernia repair surgeries.

Plasma Treated Coating

Modern research in biomaterials trends allows the delivery of active compounds to the site of surgery locally from a medical device. This greatly reduces the chances of postoperative infections, especially from mesh products. Medifab mesh with plasma-treated coatings helps to achieve this by altering the chemical compositions of the mesh surface to achieve optimum adhesion and wetting. This, in turn, makes it easier to manage infections in surgeries like hernia operation.

Dye Treatment

Sometimes, specific medical requirements necessitate that the medical mesh is dyed with a particular color or pattern for easy indications. For such requirements, our polyester mesh can be dyed with virtually any color as per the needs of the customers.

We take into account our customer's specific medical needs and provide the Medifab mesh products and their surface treatment options accordingly. Contact us today to learn more about our product formulations and customer-specific offerings.

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