Table 1

Table showing material, name and values of thickness, ultimate tensile strength, stiffness, pore size and weight for heavyweight, lightweight commercial meshes and mosquito meshes

Mesh brandMesh materialPore size (mm)Weight (g/m²)Thickness (mm)Ultimate tensile strength
(N/cm)
Stiffness (N/mm²)Reference
Heavyweight
 Parietex (TECR)Polyester21200.539366Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 Parietex Flat SheeT 2D Mesh (TEC)Polyester2109.6*0.53*10957Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 SurgiproPolypropylene0.897*0.5712145Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 MarlexPolypropylene0.46950.63933.9Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 PROLENE MeshPolypropylene1.2*93.8*0.5*9914Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 ParietenePolypropylene1.3*77.5*0.536010Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
Lightweight
 ULTRAPROPolypropylene and polyglecaprone2.2843*0.47*1045.8Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 VYPRO IIPolypropylene and polyglactin2.6400.397110Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 Parietene LightPolypropylene1.6*37*0.36403.6Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 TIMESH LightTitanium–polypropylene composite1.24330.292123Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 VYPROPolypropylene and polyglactin3260.348816Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
 TIMESH ExtraLightTitanium–polypropylene composite1.24160.211117Hollinski et al50
Deeken and Lake30
Mosquito meshes
 India MMUnknown1.560.1nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 Ghana MMUnknown2.449.8nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 Ethiopia MMUnknown2.341.2nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 Tanzania MMUnknown2.735.2nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 Zambia MMUnknown231.2nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 Nigeria MMUnknown215nananaMitura and Kozieł31
 UK MM1Nylon1.1634.30.1627.50.2Grillo et al (unpublished)
 UK MM2Polyester2.2529.30.16220.12Grillo et al (unpublished)
 MSQ1Polyesternana0.2323.2naAmbroziak et al33
 MSQ2Polyesternana0.2012.8naAmbroziak et al33
 MSQ3Polyesternana0.2118.1naAmbroziak et al33
 MSQ4Polyesternana0.2421.1naAmbroziak et al33
 Operation hernia MMPolyethylene1.953.70.4842.7†naSanders et al34
Native tissue
 Transversalis fascianana0.9na3Kureshi et al51
 Posterior rectus sheathnana0.098.5naAnurov et al52
  • Values of thickness and stiffness of human transversalis fascia are also displayed in the table.51 Values of thickness and ultimate tensile strength of posterior rectus sheath are displayed in the table.52 Values of pore size, weight and thickness are obtained from Deeken and Lake.30

  • *Average calculated from range of values reviewed by Deeken and Lake.30 Values of ultimate tensile strength and stiffness were obtained from Hollinski et al.50

  • †Value of ultimate tensile strength of mosquito mesh from Hernia International is in the vertical (warp) direction.34

  • MM, mosquito-net mesh.