Medical Tubing and Profiles

PolyMed® composites are ideal candidates for replacing traditional stainless, aluminum or any thermoplastic material including PEEK or liquid crystal polymers. The PolyMed lines of composites are excellent choices for thin-walled tubing applications, including single and multi-lumen cannula. Composite materials are naturally suited because of their dielectric insulating capabilities, radiolucency, high strength to weight ratios as well as corrosion resistance and an ability to be sterilized.

PolyMed composites exhibit performance characteristics superior to that of thermoplastic materials and competitive metallic materials. Our PolyMed family of tubing has been used for years in laparoscopic surgical procedures and external orthopedic components. This line of material is also produced in structural configurations, similar to that of metallic extrusions, which can perform like metal but possess the properties of a composite.

Polygon is also pioneering the introduction of continuous fiber thermoplastics which substitutes thermoplastic resin systems for thermoset. All PolyMed composites are of continuous fibers, which mean they are always superior in strength to that of filled, short fiber or long fiber thermoplastics via injection molding or extrusion. Most typically PolyMed tubes are used in applications where metallic materials need to be either shielded or coated to prevent capacitance coupling situations.

From cannula to structural components, the PolyMed family of composites will do the job, while at the same time providing better value. In most applications, PolyMed composites provide multi-functional properties allowing the design engineer to use one material rather than several. Composites are anisotropic so fiber placement can be tailored to suit the application requirement.

PolyMed Composite Medical Tubing

The PolyMed tubing product line has three distinct product offerings.

  • Braided Tubing
  • Circumferentially Wound (CW) tubing
  • Unidirectional (UD) Tubing

Fiber architecture adaptations; for braided, CW or UD are currently used in many minimally invasive surgical procedures. Sizes range from 3mm up to 20mm. PolyMed tubing is available in wall thickness as thin as 0.23 mm. All tubing processes can accommodate single or multi-lumen requirements. PolyMed tubing can be sterilized using conventional sterilization methods.


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.