Luxilon manufactures also materials that can be detected via radiotherapy (e.g. X-ray). The yarns contain BaSO4 which is visible under X-ray.
By using these radio-opaque materials it is possible to detect, identify and control an implanted medical device.
Luxilon offers radio-opaque monofilament yarns in PP and PET. The polymers used are the same as for Sterimed and Sterilux. The BaSO4 is medical approved material.
The yarns can be processed like any other monofilament.