With fast curing, proper adhesion, and high strength, this technology is key for assembling cannulas into hubs, tubing to fittings. Developed in various chemistries that have been tested to ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards.
When it comes to medical disposables, it’s always “safety first.” That’s why Henkel’s medical device-grade products—medications, tapes, bandages, and other supplies—are safe for skin and provide trouble-free performance. As a global leader in the supply of drug delivery polymers, we have unmatched technical expertise in both cosmetics and transdermal adhesives supported by in-house resources. In addition, our dermatology experts work to ensure skin compatibility across our range of products.
The expected growth of the medical personal protective equipment market from 2021 to 2026.1
Is the estimated growth rate for the consumables market from 2021 to 2028.2
1 IN 31
Patients has a healthcare assosicated infection
Over 3% are infected while being treated in a medical facility on any given day.3
With billions of injections administered globally every year, over 150 billion needles and syringes need to be assembled quickly and reliably. Henkel’s innovative adhesive processes help meet the growing production demands of the healthcare industry, to optimize performance of all medical devices.
- Needles and syringes
- Catheters, tubes, and connectors
- Ostomy care
- Gels and foams
- Bandages and medical pressure sensitive adhesives
- Drug delivery polymers
- Medical protective wear
For nearly 50 years, medical device manufacturers around the world have utilized LOCTITE® adhesives for trillions of needles and syringes. These adhesives bond cannulas to hubs in needle assemblies, and they’re essential to avoid leaks.
Flexibly built and designed tubes mean better care for patients and easier administration for healthcare professionals. Robust assembly using LOCTITE® adhesives and secure placement of catheters and IV sets is key for efficient and successful delivery of lifesaving medical treatments.
Reliable, high-performance, and pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions are vital for colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy products. Ostomy care adhesive products are designed to firmly attach to the skin, offering strong protection without irritation.
Medical adhesive gels and foams are ideal for dressing wounds since they’re breathable and highly absorbent, while providing cushioning and a barrier against bacteria. They provide good adhesion, are painless to remove, and protect against irritation.
Henkel has a variety of technologies and expansive portfolio that meet both coating and end use requirements. Our PSAs are safe, high quality medical–grade and leverage a variety of technologies to support customized, tailorable product development.
From nicotine to hormones to pain relief Henkel has over 25 chemistries and 50 unique commercial medical patches available across the globe that offer medical-grade, skin-safe quality and high performance. Henkel’s acrylic adhesives provide desirables solubility and release for a wide range of drugs, skin-friendly and long-wear properties.
Keeping people safe is the primary goal of medical protective wear. Henkel adhesives are a key component, creating the layers or seams that assure safety in masks, respiratory protection, gowns, and surgical drapes.
Also known as instant adhesives, cyanoacrylates exhibit extremely high adhesion properties and high resistance to a wide range of chemicals and solvents. Easy to dispense, they enable medical device manufacturers to speed up assembly processes without sacrificing safety or reliability.
Enabling a simple, fast bond for high-speed manufacturing for medical applications, hot melt adhesives are approved in over 50 unique commercial patches marketed across the world. Henkel also offers different adhesives for medical tape applications that help meet the challenges in the modern medical field.
Water-based adhesives are used to create a variety of products including medical tapes. We have optimized our technology to allow for excellent skin adhesion and better anchorage to cloth face stocks, while maintaining breathability.
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