Optilene® is a sterile non-absorbable monofilament surgical suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene. Available in blue for a better visibility.

Optilene® is offered with RacePack® and LongPack® packaging presentations to reduce the memory effect. Other special presentations, including PremiPatch® PTFE pledgets, are also available.


  • Superior smoothness and smaller tissue drag than polypropylene sutures .
  • Controlled knot run-down and proven reliable tensile strength .
  • Good handling endorsed by cardiothoracic surgeons.
  • Lower memory effect than the market standard and high thread pig-tailing resistance .
  • Reengineered pliability for good touch and controlled suture elongation in microsurgery sizes .
  • Improved thread visibility for enhanced visual comfort .