Non-Sterile WEGO-PGA Features

Specification:USP 2-USP 6/0 metric 5 - metric 0.7
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Features
Non-Sterile WEGO-PGA Features
Structure
Multifilament, Braided
Chemical composition
100%polyglycolic acid
Coating
Polycaprolactone + Calcium Stearate
Color
Violet D&C No.2 or Undyed
Sizes
USP 2-USP 6/0 metric 5 - metric 0.7
Knot tensile strength Retention
14 days post implantation 60-70% 
18 days post implantation 50%
21 days post implantation 40%
Mass absorption
Degradation by hydrolysis within 60-90 days
Packing                 500 or 1000 meter per reel, 16 reels per carton
                        Each reel is supplied in an Aluminium pouch and packed in a rigid plastic case for protection.
 
USP
EP
Diameter, Limits on average value(mm)
Knot-pull tensile
Packing Length
strength (kgf),
 
Min
Max
Limits on average Min
meters/spool
6-0
0.7
0.07
0.099
0.25
1000
5-0
1
0.1
0.149
0.68
1000
4-0
1.5
0.15
0.199
0.95
1000
3-0
2
0.2
0.249
1.77
1000
2-0
0.3
0.3
0.339
2.68
1000
0
3.5
0.35
0.399
3.9
1000
1
4
0.4
0.499
5.08
500
2
5
0.5
0.599
6.35
500