Excellent for Thin Walls

braided composite surgical tubingThe Circumferential Fiber Orientation and Unidirectional Fiber Orientation tubing process refers to the process geometry option of the fiber rather than the material selection. Braiding is a process that interweaves or interlocks the fibers into a circular shape, this can include other symmetrical geometrical shapes. Braiding offers a unique solution for very thin wall applications. Some have been as thin as 0.008". For some unique applications, secondary unidirectional fibers can be added to increase the tensile strength.

braided illustration

Key Features

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Thin wall cross-section
  • High torsional properties
  • Multiple finish options
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Electromagnetically transparent
  • Proven bio-compatibility
  • USP Class VI and ISO 10993 compliant

Braided Fiber Properties


Any ratings are typical for design purposes. Your design parameters may affect final ratings. Consult with a Polygon sales engineer for guidance. Final testing and approval is the customer's responsibility for their application. This information is derived from our testing and published data. There is no assurance of these properties, or warranty provided that these products are suitable for any particular purpose or operational situation.

Polygon certifies that their product will be free from material defect. Polygon will not accept any liability for loss, damages, or costs from use or misuse of our products.

Specifications are subject to change, and may be affected by our continual process of improvement. Changes may be made without prior announcement.