PolyMed® is useful in a wide range of applications calling for rigid medical tubing. The long list of benefits shows clear improvements over stainless steel or plastic alternatives in medical device design.

Endoscopic / Laparoscopic Devices

Cannula - Sheaths - Vein Harvesting Tubing

endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical toolsWith the advent of minimally invasive surgical procedures, the emphasis on cannula and instrumentation materials has been to accommodate designs that introduce new functionality while reducing the size of the surgical entry point. PolyMed® tubing is designed to be a drop-in replacement for various cannula, endoscopic and laparoscopic devices and has been well received by the Medical Community due to its increased performance versus traditional materials.

Suction / Irrigation Devices

Suction Tubes and Irrigation Tubes

suction irrigation devicesPolyMed is the probe material of choice for many of the top suction/irrigation device manufacturers. The nonconductive, composite shaft dramatically decreases concerns associated with damaged insulation of electrosurgical instruments. PolyMed is extremely rigid over the longer lengths required for suction/irrigation applications and has superior non-reflective optical characteristics versus stainless steel. Suitable for disposable or reusable probes.

Electrosurgical Devices

Insulation Shafts - Insulation Tubes

electrosurgical shafts and tubes

Insulation Shafts–Insulation Tubes Due to its extreme rigidity and outstanding dielectric properties, PolyMed is an ideal material for energy device instrument tubes. Costly shrink wrap insulation required for stainless steel tubing is not required as the PolyMed tubing is nonconductive. PolyMed is the right choice when performance, cost, and functionality are critical to medical instrument designs.

PolyMed® Sizes

Since the 1980's we have been providing various tube sizes that are quite prolific. Because of the unique nature of composite materials and processing inputs, sizing tolerances can be variable even through the same set of tooling. With this variability in mind, we typically review each application through one of our engineers to finalize the processing characteristics addressing resin, fiber, and fiber orientation. Polygon has the team in place to do this quickly so that your design won't linger. Contact us via e-mail or phone and we will respond within 24 hours. Odds are we probably have available tooling on the shelf or can tool up quickly.

PolyMed standard parts list


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.