The 100% Silicone catheter is very gentle and hypoallergenic causing less tissue irritation and potential damage. Because it is uncoated it has a relatively large lumen and has a reduced tendency to encrust and block. In comparison with other catheter materials: Silicone helps to reduce the risk of encrustation in long-term catheterized patients.
Silicone foley catheters inner lumen ensures a wider drainage channel compared to latex
With Silicone, the extrusion process results in a catheter with relatively thinner walls and a larger lumen for the same Charrière size than latex or even silicone-coated latex catheters. As a result: With an inferior Charrière size, drainage and irrigation with 100% Silicone Foley catheters is more efficient thanks to the larger inner lumen