New RAYTELA Polymer Optical Fiber Provides Resistance to Fracture

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in 4 diameters from 250 µm to 1000 µm that is ideal for minimally invasive surgery
  • Offer flexible and highly efficient transmitter that requires less intensity at the light source
  • Can negotiate tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no diminution in light intensity

Original Press Release:

TORAY Introduces RAYTELA® Polymer Optical Fiber - Ideal For Minimally Invasive Surgery - Able To Negotiate Tight 9mm Radius Bends

New York, NY: Toray, Industries Inc., announces RAYTELA® Polymer Optical Fiber for minimally invasive surgery. Endoscopy, ureteroscopy, ophthalmic surgery and other procedures require devices that are smaller and can navigate more tortuous paths than ever before. Toray has met the increasingly demanding needs for high quality imaging in the minimally invasive surgical market with the Raytela® fiber optic cable.

Toray's Raytela® is a very flexible and highly efficient transmitter of high intensity light. Its greater light efficiency transmission means that it requires less intensity at the light source. An additional special characteristic is the significantly wider degree of light broadcasting at the distal end. This combination of special capabilities results in significantly smaller diameter devices that require fewer light cables.

New devices are being developed to diagnose new disease indications. Many of these devices are required to negotiate significantly more tortuous paths than previously capable. In addition to the smaller diameter, the Raytela® optical fiber can negotiate tight 9mm radius bends and bend back upon itself 180° with no diminution in light intensity. As compared to glass fibers used in many devices, Raytela® has more resistance to fracture and longer life.

Available in 4 diameters from 250 µm to 1000 µm, Raytela® is the new standard in optical fibers for medical device illumination.

For more information about RAYTELA Polymer Optical Fiber, call 212-697-8150 to learn more. Or Email:

Toray Industries, Inc., 461 Fifth Ave, 9th Fl., New York NY 10017

About Toray
Toray Industries, Inc., is a world class, global, integrated, chemical industry group with businesses in 26 countries and markets worldwide. In 2018, Toray's sales exceeded $22 Billion and employed over 45,000 people worldwide. Toray combines nanotechnology with its core technologies of organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology. These advanced basic materials technologies are applied to develop products in the chemicals, plastics, films, fibers, textiles, composites, pharmaceuticals and medical market segments. Toray's "Innovation by Chemistry" is applied in the medical market to create unique materials that benefit cutting edge products and provide more effective treatments at lower cost and less risk than current products.

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