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Sugi® Inside

Customized Raw Material

ABSORBING

HIGH ABSORPTION CAPACITY

Depending on the specification, Sugi® medical grade sponges have an absorption capacity of 1,200–2,100%.  

  • Practice-proven: Sugi® Products and Sugi® Inside are the leaders in ophthalmic surgery, which account for 85% of cataract surgery. 

HYDROPHOLIC

The Sugi® medical grade sponges of QUESTALPHA have a high affinity with aqueous solutions. The hydrophilic properties are based on the open-pored structure, the affinity of the cellulose with water, the adhesion, cohesion, and van der Waals forces. These forces enable the absorption properties to be sufficiently maintained even with small amounts of water molecules, e.g. in 70 % isopropanol. 

  • Practice-proven: Sugi® medical grade sponges’ hydrophilic and absorbing properties are currently used effectively in eye surgery, ENT surgery, and various microsurgical procedures.

FASTER WICKING RATE BY COMPRESSION

When dry, the Sugi® medical grade sponge material can be compressed from 8 mm to ~0.7 mm. In the wet state, Sugi® shows elastic properties regarding compression. The compressed material has a faster wicking speed (absorption rate), while retaining the same absorption capacity. The QUESTALPHA service team supports its customers in determining the appropriate compression ratio.

FURTHER MATERIAL PROPERTIES

Binding

Large surface area by open pore structure leads to high protein binding.

Retaining

Liquid is held firmly and can be released by applying pressure.

Separating

Physical filter and fatty liquid barrier due to its structure and hydrophilic properties.

SUGI® PRODUCTS

You are looking for finished medical product solutions for use in hospitals or medical practices? Here you will find our branded product range for ophthalmology, ENT, and wound care, for example.