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Medical Grade Adhesive

Medical devices present manufacturers with a special challenge: As well as being health-compatible, the materials used must allow high-precision production and permanent joining and must withstand various sterilization methods. This applies especially to the adhesives used for assembly.

Medical grade adhesive can be used to bond medical products, such as syringes, dialysis filters, blood bags and tube connections. These medical products are usually made from a range of synthetic materials, including plastics that are hard to bond, such as PEEK, PE and PP. Common plastics such as PVC and ABS, on the other hand, are well suited to bonding. The table below shows, which Panacol medical grade adhesives are suitable for which applications:

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Disposable medical products are often produced in large quantities. In addition to their mechanical bond strength, rapid curing of the adhesives used is important to allow high volume production. For transparent and UV-permeable materials, UV-curing medical grade adhesive can be used. For UV-impermeable substrates we recommend LED curing. For visual quality inspection, fluorescent versions of our medical grade adhesives are also available.  

For reusable medical products, durability and the ability to withstand frequent sterilization play a vital role. Cured acrylate adhesives have a high resistance to sterilization by autoclaving, gamma radiation and ETO. These methods have no measurable negative impact on Panacol's medical grade adhesives. Electron-beam sterilization has even been shown to improve the adhesion of some medical grade adhesives of the Vitralit® series. This is due to an increase in the degree of polymerization of these products.

Typical applications of adhesives in medical device assembly are:


The table below provides an overview of medical grade adhesives that are certified to ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI and therefore suitable for medical applications:


Specially formulated medical grade adhesives are certified for medical applications
Medical grade adhesive

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Lighting the Way to a Quicker Cure
(in: "Medical Device Developments", Spring 2015)

Stick with it
(in: "Medical Plastics News", Sept/Oct 2014)


Medical grade adhesive Application Substrates Viscosity [mPas]Base Curing* Properties/Certification
Structalit® 5893 needle bonding
plastic bonding
polycarbonate bonding6,000-10,000epoxythermalmedical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Structalit® 701 surgical instruments
endoscopes
light guides
hard PVC, ABS, glass, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, steel bonding 3,000-5,0002 component epoxy thermal medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-5
Vitralit® 1655 plastic bonding
plastic coating
ABS, SAN bonding 150-300epoxy UV
thermal
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-5
Vitralit® 7222 electronic assemblies for medical devices hard PVC,  glass, stainless steel, aluminium, steel bonding 200-500epoxy UV medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® UV 4050 needle bonding
plastic bonding
PC, hard PVC, PUR, PS, ABS, SAN, glass, stainless steel, steel bonding 140-500acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
ISO 10993-5
Vitralit® 7041 needle bonding
bonding enclosures
PC, hard PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, glass, steel, stainless steel, PMMA bonding 50-90acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-4/-5
Vitralit® 7041 F needle bonding
bonding enclosures
PC, hard PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, glass, steel, stainless steel, PMMA bonding 50-90acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-4/-5
Vitralit® 7041 T needle bonding
bonding dialysis filters
PC, hard PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, glass, steel, stainless steel, PMMA bonding 2,000-4,000acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-4/-5
Vitralit® 7090 VHS bonding catheters
needle bonding
PC, hard PVC, ABS, SAN bonding 40-100acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 7989 plastic bonding
bonding containers
PC, hard PVC, ABS, SAN, PUR bonding 3,000-5,000acrylate UV medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 5140 sealing electrical assemblies
breathing masks
hard PVC, PC, ABS, SAN bonding 150-500acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 1702 hose connections
blood filters
PC, hard PVC, SAN, ABS bonding 45-80acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 1703 hose connections
blood filters
PC, hard PVC, SAN, ABS bonding 10,000-15,000acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 6108 needle bonding
bonding glass apparatus
hard PVC, SAN, glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, ABS bonding 600-900acrylate UV
VIS
thermal
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-5
Vitralit® 6108 T needle bonding
bonding glass apparatus
hard PVC, ABS, SAN, glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass bonding 4,000-6,000acrylate UV
VIS
thermal
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Vitralit® 4731 bonding hose fittings
bonding housings
PMMA, PC, hard PVC, PET-A, PET-G, ABS, SAN, glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass bonding 900-1,500acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-5
Vitralit® 7562 bonding glass apparatus glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium bonding 500-800acrylate UV
VIS
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
ISO 10993-5
Cyanolit® 203 TX bonding hose unions
bridging large gaps
suitable for porous materials
PA, PC, ABS, PVC, EPDM bonding 5,000-10,000cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Cyanolit® 241 F plastic bonding
metal bonding
PMMA, copper, aluminium, steel, PVC bonding 30-50cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI
Cyanolit® 732 F bonding coloured plastics
delicate bonds
PMMA, ABS, EPDM, stainless steel, PVC bonding 130-350cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
medical grade adhesive
USP Class VI

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm