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Kettenbach GmbH & Co.KG

Im Heerfeld 7, 35713 Eschenburg
Germany
Telephone +49 2774 705-0
Fax +49 2774 705-66
compamed@sugisponge.com

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Our range of products

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  • 08  Raw materials, materials, adhesives
  • 08.09  Other raw materials, materials, adhesives

Our products

Product category: Other raw materials, materials, adhesives

Sugi Versatile Cellulose Sponge Material

Kettenbach manufactures a cellulose sponge material effectively used in various medical fields such as opthalmology, ENT-surgery, diagnostics, wound care, micro surgery, etc.

The versatile and robust nature of the material has made it possible for it to be used as a component in various medical devices worldwide. Over the past 4 decades, we have constantly improved on the quality of the material based on experience and the knowledge acquired form it's usage in various applications.

Our core business is to adapt our sponge material to our client's requirements, of course, within the given physical and chemical properties of the sponge material. In other words, we custom manufacture our sponge material in order to meet specifications and challenges of our clients.

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Product category: Other raw materials, materials, adhesives

Sugi Eyespear/Points/Strips/Eyedrain/DARC

Sterile Disposable Absorbent Swabs

Ophthalmology places particularly high demands on surgical accessories. The highly absorbent Sugi® (sponge material) has proven to be very effective in the field of ophthalmology. With its tightly bound fibres and firm consistency in wet condition, Sugi® is ideal for diverse ophthalmic surgical procedures including LASIK. Sugi® absorbs fluids faster and more efficiently than comparable materials. The result is a permanently clean and clear operating site.

Advantages and Benefits:
• Due to the fast and very high absorbent capacity only a few swabs are necessary
• Optimum stability even when moist
• No remaining fibres on eyes or on optical instruments
• High tensile strength
• Ideal for use in LASIK surgery
• Various applications
• Highly biocompatible

Applications:
• Swabs for ophthalmic surgery
• Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative: as a vehicle for aqueous or antibiotic medication
• Used in various specialist fields to absorb blood and secretion intraoperatively

REF 30601 Sugi® Eyespear (pointed tip) 17 x 7 mm, on handle, 20 x 10 pieces
REF 30901 Sugi® Eyespear (blunt tip) 17 x 6,5 mm, on handle, 20 x 10 pieces
REF 31602 Sugi® Sponge Points 17 x 8 mm, without handle, 20 x 10 pieces
REF 31002 Sugi® Sponge Strips, rectangular 35 x 7,5 mm, 20 x 10 pieces
REF 31301 Sugi® Sponge Strips, rhomboidal 62 x 4 mm
REF 30652 Sugi® DARC* Ø 14 x 8 mm, 25 x 1 piece
REF 30653 Sugi® DARC* Ø 10 x 5 mm, 25 x 1 piece
REF 30622 Sugi® Eyedrain 155 x 4 x 1 mm, 20 x 1 piece

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Product category: Other raw materials, materials, adhesives

Sugi Rhino Swabs/Strips/Sheets

Sterile Disposable Absorbent Swabs

Sugi® Rhino Swabs are ideal for absorbing blood and secretion from the wound area during nasal endoscopic surgery. The sponge material made of pure cotton and regenerated cellulose can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in aqueous solutions in less than 3 seconds. Sugi® absorbent swabs can also be used as a vehicle for vasoconstrictory medication. The highly biocompatible swabs and strips have exceptional tear resistance.

Advantages and Benefits:
• Due to the fast absorption and the very high absorbent capacity only a few swabs are necessary
• Complete moistening of the entire mucosal surface with aqueous or antibiotic medication
• Hemostatic effect by gentle, uniform compression of the mucosal surface
• No remaining fibres on wound surfaces or on optical instruments
• Easily extractable with the removal cord
• High tensile strength
• Various applications
• Highly biocompatible

Applications:
• Preoparative, intraoperative and postoperative: as a tamponade and as a vehicle for aqueous or antibiotic medication especially during septoplasty, septal thinoplasty, conchotomy, paranasal sinus surgery
• Preoparative: for transport of vasoconstrictor medication to the mucosa of the surgical field
• Swabs for use in endoscopic ENT surgery
• Swabs for use in rhinosurgery of the skull base
• Used in various specialist fields to absorb blood and secretion intraoperatively

REF 31731 Sugi® Rhino Swabs* 12 x 10 mm, 10 x 10 pieces
REF 31732 Sugi® Rhino Swabs* 12 x 10 mm, 10 x 6 pieces
REF 31741 Sugi® Rhino Swabs* 15 x 13 mm, 10 x 10 pieces
REF 31742 Sugi® Rhino Swabs* 15 x 13 mm, 10 x 6 pieces
REF 31778 Sugi® Rhino-Long 40 x 12 mm, 10 x 4 pieces
REF 31711 Sugi® Rhino Strips, 20 x 1 piece
REF 31721 Sugi® Rhino Sheets, 10 x 1 piece

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Product category: Other raw materials, materials, adhesives

Sugi Endopad/Antifog Set

Sterile Disposable Endopads

Sugi® Endopad is available for secure cleaning and simultaneous application of an anti fogging agent to the endoscope optic. The pad is secured by an adhesive strip on the back and, irrespective of its location or position, the pad’s natural cotton wool and regenerated cellulose material effectively retains the liquid. The lens can be easily and gently cleaned close to the surgical site even when Sugi Endopads are used upside down. The fibres of the material are tightly bound together, so the view is not impaired by fluff from the fibres.

Advantages and Benefits:
• Can be positioned close to the surgical site using the adhesive strip on the back and can be used on any material
• Effectively retain anti-fogging agent in any position
• Tightly bound fibres in the material guarantee a clear view
• Tender, secure and lint-free cleaning of the endoscope optic

Applications:
• Applying antifogging agents to optical instruments (e.g. endoscope)
• Tender and secure wet cleaning of the endoscope optic

REF 31785 Sugi® Endopads Ø 34 mm, 6 x 1 piece
REF 36012.c1 Anti-Fog-Set (Sugi® Endopad and antifogging agent (DefoggerTM)), 10 x 1 piece

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About us

Company details

Kettenbach has been one of the most advanced companies in medical product manufacturing for decades. Our clear-sighted thinking in the development and marketing of products for the fields of dentistry and medicine has assured us a prominent global position. We stand for intelligent, straightforward and reliable solutions that are ahead of their time.

Our slogan summarizes this claim in just two words: Simply intelligent

Outstanding quality, which is extremely important to us at Kettenbach, can only be achieved when a highly sophisticated product is also easy to use.

Kettenbach is an internationally oriented family business based in Germany. It develops, produces and markets medical products that meet the highest quality standards under two business divisions: Medical and Dental.

The Medical Division is a Kettenbach GmbH & Co. KG. branch that looks back on more than a 40 year experience in the production of a medically evaluated sponge material made of pure cotton and regenerated cellulose. As the years progressed, continuous improvements to the material were made, so that our current product quality ranks among the very best in the world.

At Kettenbach, total quality management is not a marketing catch phrase, but rather our everyday practice. Consistent high production quality is monitored and ensured by in-house quality control, certifications to DIN EN ISO 13485 are a matter of course.

Our in-house R&D Department consistently promotes the steady optimization of the product portfolio. Production takes place in in-house facilities, also at the German location: We live the maxim „Made in Germany“.

Today, Kettenbach is a leading manufacturer of medical products. Thanks to the ongoing improvement and our superior quality standards, we have been able to develop many new applications for our range. Sugi® is being used for the following medical applications: Ophthalmology, ENT, dental medicine, neuro surgery, diagnostics, wound therapy and a wide variety of micro surgery interventions. Considering all of these applications, it is safe to refer to the product as a Versatile Cellulose Sponge Material.

Material properties:
- Absorption
- Protein Binding
- Hydrophilic
- Lipophobic
- Stability
- Biocompatibility
- Lint Free
- Compressible
- Open Pore
- Sterilization
- Tensile Strength
- Cleanliness

Our core business is to adapt our sponge material to our client’s requirements, of course, within the given physical and chemical properties of the sponge material. In other words, we custom manufacture our sponge material in order to meet specifications and challenges of our clients.

We offer the following services:
- Custom Sponge Material Adaptation
- Sponge Conversion and Packaging
- Technical Assistance during Adaptation
- Assistance Product Documentation

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