TiLENE® Plug / Plug Set

US customers: For product details please refer to our US-Website.

Our complete portfolio of titanised hernia meshes covers all indications. TiLENE® Plug provides excellent patient outcomes thanks to its hydrophilic and therfore very biocompatible properties. TiLENE® Plug is a self-forming plug with three layers of fabric and is used in inguinal hernia repair. The plug is pushed through the internal ring, deep into the preperitoneal space.The TiLENE® Onlay Patch is placed on the anterior surface of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal. The opening is placed around the spermatic duct in order to repair an additional existing direct hernia and/or to provide strengthening. The pore size is 1 mm.


  • Titanium’s body compatibility properties transferred to a hernia mesh
  • A better quality of life for patients1
  • Easy handling and excellent visibility
  • Standardisation: One TiMESH/TiLENE® Blue Mesh for every hernia indication (incl. IPOM) 
  • Imaging diagnostics are not affected

Tech. Data

  • Titanised type 1a polypropylene meshes
  • Macroporous: pore size of 1 mm
  • Lightweight: 35 or 65 g/m²
  • Monofilament fabric
  • Laser cut atraumatic edges
  • Non-absorbable
  • EO-sterilised (ethylene oxide), pyrogen-free


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Diameter (Ø) 50 mm 70 mm 90 mm
TiLENE® Plug 


Titanisation of mesh implants

Titanium is one of the most biocompatible materials and the preferred alloy used in various surgical applications since 1946.2 In 2002, pfmmedical successfully developed the first procedure worldwide that permits the application of titanium to flexible and elastic primary materials, specifically polypropylene meshes.

TiLENE® Plug mesh implants are type 1a polypropylene meshes (macroporous, lightweight, and monofilamentous) with a hydrophilic (“water-loving”) surface due to titanisation. A hydrophilic mesh implant integrates better into the surrounding tissue than a hydrophobic (“water-repellent”) material.

Further information on titanisation can be found on our knowledge page.

Benefits of titanization

Application Range

  • Inguinal hernias


pfm medical titanium gmbh

Südwestpark 42

90449 Nürnberg, Germany

Ordering Information

TiLENE® Plug / Plug Set
6000529Plug35/65 g/m²Small (Ø 5 cm)3
6000530Plug35/65 g/m²Medium (Ø 7 cm)3
6000531Plug35/65 g/m²Large (Ø 9 cm)3
6000611Plug Set35 g/m²Medium (Ø 7 cm)3


1 Horstmann R., Hellwig M., Classen C., Röttgermann S., Palmes D., Impact of polypropylene amount on functional outcome and quality of life after inguinal hernia repair by the TAPP procedure using pure, mixed, and titanium-coated meshes. World J Surg, 2006, 30(9): 1742-1749

2 Wintermantel, E., S.-W.H., Medizintechnik Life Science Engineering. 5 ed. 2009, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag