FILAMIDETM is a non-absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6 (dyed black). FILAMIDETM black is used for microsurgical and ophthalmic purposes.

As with any polyamide suture, though not absorbed, progressive hydrolysis of the suture may result in gradual loss of its tensile strength over time.


  • Ophthalmic procedures
  • Microsurgery procedures
  • Plastic and reconstructive procedures
  • Skin closure (intracutaneous, subcutaneous)


  • Flexible, easy to handle and tie
  • Smooth passage through tissue
  • Excellent histocompatibility

Product overview

Structure Monofilament
Colour Black
Chemical composition Polyamide 6 - 6.6
Sizes USP 10 / 0 (metric 0.2) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Sterilization Gamma radiation