Henkel’s light cure adhesives cure quickly and provide excellent strength and durability. Our product portfolio includes light cure acrylic adhesives, light cure cyanoacrylates, and light cure silicones for medical devices.
With an increase of in-home patient care, the move from hospitals to imaging centers, increased material regulations, and the need for safer, less invasive medical devices, there is a growing need to streamline operations and increase product reliability and safety. Henkel’s range of high-quality adhesives and materials for medical devices are engineered to be reliable, cost-effective, and compatible with common sterilization methods.
With the growing popularity of wearable technology, healthcare professionals are seeking smaller, more portable medical devices—that retain functionality and reliability. Henkel adhesives play a crucial role in making this possible in a cost-effective way.
- Respirators, prosthetics, surgical tools, and endoscopes
Medical device adhesives offer reliable, fast-curing assembly solutions for a wide range of disposable and non-disposable devices including surgical tools and prosthetics. They enable high-speed production and in-line control on products that meet healthcare regulations (ISO 10993 tested).
Henkel’s broad portfolio of high-performance solutions helps imaging manufacturers overcome many challenges. Our technologies are used for the assembly of key components in thermal resistance and management, dissimilar substrates, and robust strength requirements.
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.
Epoxies offer design flexibility as they can withstand extremely high temperatures, including most sterilization techniques. Like cyanoacrylates, they also provide good adhesion to a variety of substrates such as metals, glass, plastics, and other surfaces.
Polyurethane adhesives are often used for structural bonding in medical devices since they provide high strength and flexibility during use. They’re also used for potting applications in medical devices, with features including low exotherm cure, low shrinkage, and excellent adhesion to substrates.
Though their applications differ widely, these adhesives are ideal for use in imaging devices, due to their high shear strength and temperature resistance. They’re typically used to augment the seal or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly.
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