Introduction

Our microwire technology enables us to manufacture titanium as an ultra-thin wire and provide it with innovative knitting geometry. This creates completely new development and manufacturing possibilities. For the first time, products can be manufactured which combine the properties of flexible textile materials with the outstanding properties of titanium.

Occurence

Titanium is a chemical element which, although being amongst the ten most common elements in the earth’s crust, occurs only as a compound and in small concentrations. To obtain pure titanium, a very complex extrusion process is necessary.

Properties

Titanium is excellently suited for use in medical technology due to its biocompatibility, low thermal conductivity, and antimagnetic behavior. In particular, the pure titanium alloys, which are determined according to the US American standard ASTM with GRADE 1 to 5, are used due to their advantageous strength/density ratio and their corrosion resistance.

Application Examples

In medicine, titanium is mainly used in implants. Dental implants, meshes for bone augmentation, bone screws and artificial joints are made of titanium. When using surgical mesh implants, it was previously only possible to coat the plastic meshes with titanium or titanium oxide in order to achieve improved biocompatibility.

Our microwire technology

Titanium Textiles has a unique technology that allows us to produce micro wires from pure titanium that are finer than human hair. We further process these into flexible textile patterns with very low weight. Among other things, by using special knitting techniques, this enables us to produce flexible titanium meshes with an unprecedented combination of biocompatibility, mechanical stability and corrosion resistance. This can reduce inflammatory reactions and the formation of scar tissue. The possible areas of application for the further processing of microtitanium wires in the medical field or in industrial applications are wide-ranging. For example, we also produce suture material, flexible tubes or tapes.

Introduction

Our microwire technology enables us to manufacture titanium as an ultra-thin wire and provide it with innovative knitting geometry. This creates completely new development and manufacturing possibilities. For the first time, products can be manufactured which combine the properties of flexible textile materials with the outstanding properties of titanium.

Occurence

Titanium is a chemical element which, although being amongst the ten most common elements in the earth’s crust, occurs only as a compound and in small concentrations. To obtain pure titanium, a very complex extrusion process is necessary.

Properties

Titanium is excellently suited for use in medical technology due to its biocompatibility, low thermal conductivity, and antimagnetic behavior. In particular, the pure titanium alloys, which are determined according to the US American standard ASTM with GRADE 1 to 5, are used due to their advantageous strength/density ratio and their corrosion resistance.

Application Examples

In medicine, titanium is mainly used in implants. Dental implants, meshes for bone augmentation, bone screws and artificial joints are made of titanium. When using surgical mesh implants, it was previously only possible to coat the plastic meshes with titanium or titanium oxide in order to achieve improved biocompatibility.

Our microwire technology

Titanium Textiles has a unique technology that allows us to produce micro wires from pure titanium that are finer than human hair. We further process these into flexible textile patterns with very low weight. Among other things, by using special knitting techniques, this enables us to produce flexible titanium meshes with an unprecedented combination of biocompatibility, mechanical stability and corrosion resistance. This can reduce inflammatory reactions and the formation of scar tissue. The possible areas of application for the further processing of microtitanium wires in the medical field or in industrial applications are wide-ranging. For example, we also produce suture material, flexible tubes or tapes.

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