Adhesives that make medical device manufacturing more reliable and cost-efficient
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
Without any doubt, the coronavirus pandemic is putting us all in an exceptional situation. At Henkel, we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our employees, support our customers and suppliers, and reduce the spread of the virus. In addition to our global solidarity program, we’re also working closely with companies in the medical sector to support their efforts.
- Adhesives used in assembly of PPE & Respiratory Devices
- ISO-10993 Biocompatibility Certifications
- Additional COVID-19 Updates
During these challenging times we are here to help. Contact us for any inquiries you have.
With an increase of in-home patient care, material regulations, and the need for safer, less invasive devices, LOCTITE adhesives facilitate the design and manufacture of medical devices. LOCTITE medical device adhesives are engineered to streamline operations and increase product reliability and safety.
Reservoirs and Enclosures
Whether you are producing large fluid storage reservoirs or small high-performance fluid monitoring devices, LOCTITE® medical device adhesives provide structural bonds with superior gap filling and reliable sealing in combination with increased productivity. Common assembly applications for medical device adhesives are blood oxygenators, blood filters, heat exchangers, blood bowls, and blood pressure transducers. The two most commonly used adhesive chemistries for reservoir & enclosure assembly are: Light Cure Acrylics and Cyanoacrylates.
Henkel has developed products in both chemistries that have been tested to ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, have high pull strengths, fast cure times, and are highly fluorescent for automated in-line inspection.
Medical Device Solutions
LOCTITE® medical device adhesives are tested to the industry’s most comprehensive ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards. Henkel employs strict manufacturing and quality controls to ensure continuity of compliance.
Medical device manufacturers around the world depend on our diverse portfolio of high-quality adhesives and all of our acrylic and cyanoacrylate adhesives meet ISO 10993 standards.
Find out more about our medical device adhesive solutions below.
Epoxy Adhesives for Medical Devices
One of the biggest advantages of medical epoxy adhesives is their ability to withstand extremely high temperatures, including most sterilization techniques. This allows biocompatible medical epoxy adhesives to be used in both disposable and reusable medical devices. Epoxy medical adhesives also provide good adhesion to a variety of substrates such as metals, glass, plastics, and other surfaces. Henkel’s portfolio of medical epoxy adhesives are available in one- and two-part formulations, as heat curing or RT curing systems to meet different assembly requirements and are tested to ISO 10993 standards.
Polyurethane Adhesives for Medical Devices
Polyurethane adhesives are often used for structural bonding medical devices since they provide high strength and flexibility during use. This is because medical polyurethane resin offers excellent mechanical properties making it an ideal choice for many different medical device applications.
Additionally, polyurethane adhesive are used in medical devices in potting applications, as the polyurethanes offer the features desired for such applications, including low exotherm cure, low shrinkage, and excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates.
You’ll find LOCTITE® medical adhesives in a wide range of medical devices including:
Training and Engineering Services
As your adhesive consultant, we provide Engineering and Training Services to help you find the right solutions for your requirements. Our skilled engineers and adhesive specialists have years of combined experience developing cost-efficient solutions for the medical market that improve product reliability and safety.
Consult with Henkel and gain access to:
- Customized training for your engineering and quality teams demonstrating how adhesives can optimize product design and processes
- On-site engineering assistance and consultation
- Process improvement tours
- Joint product development programs
- Contract lab services and testing
Schedule a consultation now with an adhesive specialist.
Medical device assembly resources include a Medical Product Selector Guide, Design Guides, technical papers and design blog where we discuss various topics related to improving performance and reducing costs in medical device design and assembly.
Selector Guide & Design Guides
Medical Device Design Blog
Get in touch with our expert team to learn how our material solutions can support your business.