Here at 180 Medical, we always want to make sure that our customers are well-educated about the products they use. We also keep you informed about any changes to your supplies.
LoFric Catheters Now Made With DEHP-Free POBE
In July of 2013, Wellspect Healthcare updated the material of their LoFric hydrophilic intermittent catheters. Their formulation changed from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) to a cutting-edge new material called POBE (polyolefin-based elastomer).
POBE catheters are DEHP-free, as well as being free of PVC, plastic softeners, and latex.
What is the Benefit of Choosing POBE Catheters?
The primary benefit for you is that POBE-based catheter tubes are more resilient than PVC. In addition, the overall discomfort of self-cathing may decrease when using the POBE (PVC-free) LoFric catheter.
POBE is already widely utilized in a multitude of safety-proven medical devices, and the majority of catheter-users prefer the POBE material over PVC when given the choice.
What Else Has Changed About LoFric Catheters?
Only the catheter material itself has been changed. Each catheter will still have the special hydrophilic coating (Urotonic™ Surface Technology) that alleviates friction. You can count on LoFric for a comfortable catheterization.
Please feel free to give us a call if there are any questions or concerns, and our Catheter Specialists will be glad to help you out!