Non-absorbable suture Dafilon® – The soft one

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The soft and economic skin suture

As a monofilament suture, Dafilon® promotes fewer infections  [1-4] than comparable braided sutures. In veterinary practices and clinics, Dafilon® is particularly popular for skin sutures. Dafilon® is characterised by its good handling and cost-effectiveness.


  • Skin closure

Properties and features

  • Soft and smooth
  • Smooth tissue passage

Structure:Monofilament, uncoated
Chemical composition:Polyamide 6/6.6
Diameter:USP 11/0 - USP 5
Colour:blue, black, undyed
Knot tensile strength retention:non-absorbable

The monofilament advantage

Dafilon® is a non-absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of polymers polyamide 6/6.6 (dyed blue), polyamide 6.6 (dyed black) or polyamide 6 (undyed).

Simple knot pull tensile strength [6-7]

The benefits of Dafilon®

The precision extrusion production process gives Dafilon® its properties:

  • Higher tensile strength compared to the market standards [5-6]
  • Appropriate flexibility for easy handling and tissue adaptation for USP 2/0 - 6/0 [5]

Flexibility of Dafilon® [5]

Related documents

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Pocket Guide The Right Thread for Every Suture Good to know B. Braun sutures
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[1] Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis WR. Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Am J Infect Control. 1999;27(2):97-132.
[2] Choi HJ, Chae HD. Comparison of E. Coli infiltration between new synthetic absorbable sutures. J Korean Surg Soc. 2009;77(1):1-6.
[3] Buresch A, Van Arsdale A, Ferzli M, Bernstein P, Garry D, Ngai I. Comparison of subcuticular suture type in post-cesarean wound complications: A randomized controlled trial American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017;216:1 Supplement 1 (S25).
[4] Won H-S, Lee S-W, Kim Y-M, Kim A. Clinical usefulness and safety of the anti-bacterial coated multi lament suture (Vicryl Plus®) and mono lament suture (Monosyn®) in hysterectomy BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2012;119 SUPPL. 1 (44)
[5] Data on file (PTR/02/FF/0531/JLT 23/01/06).
[6] Data on file (RDR/02/FF/1301/JLT 09/01/13).