Medical Grade PET Post-Processing
Aran Biomedical’s textile equipment is extremely versatile and fabric can be developed in flat or tubular configurations. The knit/ weave design is optimised through our software controlled equipment, enabling very unique designs. However many of our post processing capabilities ultimately determine how effectively a fabric can be integrated into an implantable device.
Scouring – washing a material with a solvent-based or water-based material to ensure the material is biocompatible and, if necessary, to shrink the fabric.
Heat setting – ensuring the dimensional stability of fabric i.e. the fabric dimensions, as well as the pore size and shape remains consistent.
Shape setting – using heat and tooling to shape an implantable fabric into a specified 3D geometry.
Laser cutting – using high-precision lasers to cut and shape textiles, whilst maintaining the integrity of the component and avoiding any frayed edges.
Ultrasonic welding and sealing – bespoke tooling is designed to focus the ultrasonic energy to produce the desired melt zone, providing a precise and repeatable means of textile fusion.
Sewing and embroidery – fastening or attaching textiles together using stitches and loops.
Laminating – due to our complimentary capabilities in coating and PTFE encapsulation, our fabric can be integrated with these materials, either as a means of creating impermeable zones, for assembly or modifying the surface properties of the fabric.