Cost-effective improvements within the health care sector are needed to assure medical services' high quality. DSM's Dyneema Purity® fibers enable the creation of very strong medical textiles, like orthopedic and cardiovascular sutures, vascular grafts, and heart valves. These fibers exhibit a high strength - 15 times stronger than steel - and are very flexible with a soft feel. Therefore, these fibers are extremely suitable in establishing strong medical fixations, without placing painful strain on body tissues. Dyneema Purity is the only medical grade UHMWPE fiber in the world. Since its launch, a series of additional grades have been launched, including extremely thin fibers, colored fibers and radiopaque fibers.