The original sutures were made from biologicalmaterials, such as catgut suture and silk. Most modern sutures are synthetic, including the absorbables polyglycolic acid, polylactic acid, Monocryl and polydioxanone as well as the non-absorbables nylon, polyester, PVDF and polypropylene.

In india there are many suture material manufacturers wit brand names Johnson and Johnson, ethicon, suture india, diamond, vigon, Lotus etc