November 18, 2015

Wayne, PA Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom sutures and fibers, has added an ultra-strong, ultra-thin tape to its suture product line. Force Fiber® OrthoTape™ Braid is durable, yet gentle and features a low profile and broad footprint. The braid, indicated for orthopedic procedures, is ideal for applications where tissue pull-through may be a concern.

According to tests, OrthoTape™ Braid is flatter than similar tapes on the market. In fact, its profile is 40% thinner. The braid’s broad footprint gently contours and lays flat against the surface.

OrthoTape™ Braid is prepared from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) that is durable and pliable. It has a silk-like feel that is gentle on tissue and gloves. Using UHMWPE fibers in the specialty braid, Teleflex Medical OEM has developed a product that is stronger than round suture of similar size and material.

The braid has a large offering of colors and patterns including criss-cross and tracer strands. A variety of widths is available ranging from 1mm to 5mm. Both sterile and non-sterile product can be custom-configured to meet the requirements of many unique applications.

For additional information about Force Fiber® OrthoTape™ Braid, please visit


About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit

About Teleflex Medical OEM
Teleflex Medical OEM, a division of Teleflex Incorporated, is known across the globe, for custom-engineered extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, medical balloons, sheath/dilator sets, and specialized sutures and fibers. Additional information about Teleflex Medical OEM can be obtained at

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