ALCRYL® - Braided & Coated Polyglycolic Acid (PGA)

Made up of braided and coated 100% Polyglycolic acid, ALCRYL® holds through critical wound healing period, then is rapidly absorbed. It is ideal for use in general closure, gastro-intestinal, ob-gyn, orthopaedics where eventual absorption of suture is required.

Product Details:
Composition Polyglycolic Acid
Construction Braided
Coating Polycaprolactone and Calcium Stearate
Color Violet and Undyed
Sterilization 100% Ethylene Oxide
Absorption Time Completely absorbed in 60-90 days
Strength Retention 75% at 2 weeks
Tissue Reaction Minimal tissue reaction
Available in Sizes 8-0, 7-0, 6-0, 5-0, 4-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0, 1, 2
Shelf Life 5 Years

  • Coated for smoother passage through tissues without any irritation.
  • Good knotting properties because of better and modern braiding technology.
  • Very high initial tensile strength and excellent handling.
  • No extra lubrication required.
  • Smooth knot slide.
  • Less than 200 ppm of moisture ensuring full 5 years shelf life.
  • Knot pull strength and needle swage strength greater than USP limits.

  • Dry
  • Primary packaging- Aluminium foil
  • Secondary packaging: Medical grade paper & Polyester laminated polyfilm
  • Box of 12 sutures - 500 gsm super chromo board carton

Surgical Sutures
Absorbable Sutures
ALCRYL® - Braided & Coated Polyglycolic Acid (PGA)
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ALCRYL® RAPID - Fast Absorbable Braided & Coated Polyglactin 910
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Nonabsorbable Sutures
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Surgical Mesh
A-LENE® - Nonabsorbable Polypropylene Surgical Mesh
Skin Staplers