McMichael Mills Medical

Medical Yarn


McMichael Mills manufactures reliable elastic medical yarns for the orthopedic and compression stocking market. Our complete line of spandex and Lycra® products range from conventional single- and double-covered to air-covered for numerous applications. 


Elastic Yarn For Healthcare Applications 

Our elastic medical yarns are used for these end-uses and more:

  • Compression stockings/socks
  • Anti-embolism stockings
  • Back/knee/wrist supports
  • Lymphedema sleeves
  • Surgical mask ear loops
  • Moisture-managing cast material
  • Elastomeric bandages

Core Types/Sizes:

  • Spandex: 10 – 720 denier
  • Lycra® Soft Stretch: 120 - 720 denier
  • Rubber: 100 - 22 gauge

Cover Yarns:

  • Nylon, dyed nylon
  • Polyester, dyed polyester, and recycled polyester
  • Performance Yarns - i.e. Cool-wick™ Moisture Management
    • Cool-wick™ antimicrobial
    • SmartSilver®
    • Smart fibers
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