Chromic Catgut

Composition: Natural purified collagen
Treatment: Treatment with a glycerol-containing solution and chrome
Structure: Monofilament
Origin: Bovine serosa
Type of Absorption: Enzymatic digestion complete from 90 days
Thread colour: Brown
Size available: USP 6/0 (1 metric) to USP 3 (7 metric)
Sterilization: Gamma – Radiation


Chromic is an absorbable suture, made by twisting together strands of purified collagen taken from bovine intestines. Due to undergoing a ribbon stage chromicisation, the Chromic offers roughly twice the stitch holding time of plain catgut. The natural chromic thread is precision ground in order to achieve a monofilament character and treated with a glycerol containing solution. Chromic is absorbed by enzymatic degradation.