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Partially absorbable

The sterile, partially absorbable, composite mesh is made from two omponents: one absorbable and one non-absorbable.

Capromesh is composed of an absorbable segmented copolymer of glycolide and ε−caprolactone and non-absorbable polypropylene monofilament fibres. The monofilament structure of the mesh decreases the risk of infection and inflammation. After absorption of the absorbable part, only the polypropylene mesh remains in the body. The structure and size of the residual mesh are optimally designed for the physiological stress to which the abdominal wall is subject.

Capromesh is indicated in the operative treatment of fascial defects, in particular hernias, and weakened abdominal wall, the healing of which requires long-term bridging or strengthening of the damaged structures.

Technical information

Fibre thickness:

Approx. 500 μm

Pore size:

2 – 4 mm


Initial: approx. 85 g/㎡. PP – contents approx. 28 g/㎡


Initial: approx. 20 mg. After absorption: approx. 1 mg

Burst strength of the mesh:

Initial: approx. 300 N. After absorption: approx. 175 N

Absorption time:

PGA/PCL part: approx. 90 – 120 days


Advantages for the surgeon:

Low inflammation risk due to monofilament structure

Mesh can be cut into any shape and remains stable

Optimal and safe handling during surgery

Suitable for all operation techniques

Made from proven materials: Monolac monofilament (PGA/PCL) and Chiralen (PP)

Good balance between price and quality


Advantages for the patient:

Lower risk of infection

Minimal foreign body component after partial absorption

Optimal elongation in both directions

Maximal comfort for the patient due to optimal softness

Residual weight of the PP-net is only 25 g/m㎡

Technical Specifications

Product Specification Sheet

Related products

Chiralen meshes

Examination products