Adhesives that make medical device manufacturing more reliable and cost-efficient
Medical Device Applications
For disposable medical device assemblies, strong, reliable, sterilization resistant and biocompatible medical liquid adhesives are required for bonding and sealing non-equal materials in various joint geometries. Henkel offers an extensive portfolio of adhesive technologies that are suitable for the substrates used in medical devices, such as plastics Polycarbonate, PVC, ABS, COC, PP, PE, PMMA, Polyurethane, or flexible materials like silicones, TPEs and elastomers, as well as metals like stainless-steel. To enable flexibility in part design and manufacturing processes, these adhesive technologies range from room temperature curing adhesives and heat curing technologies to UV-bulb cure and LED light cure adhesives which help simplify manufacturing processes and reduce costs.
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 Assembly 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.
For more information about our LOCTITE® Medical Device adhesive solutions, download PDF resources here.