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The technical articles from Panacol aim to provide information about applications and possible uses of our products and about our innovations in adhesives, sealants and the associated system devices.

 

Medical Plastics News, April 2017
Forming an Attachment

How to choose the right adhesive when bonding elastomeric materials.

 

Medical Plastics News, Jan/Feb 2016
Do Wearables Hold the Key to the Adhesives Market?

Adhesives are critical components in the design and manufacture of the majority of medical devices. As medical devices become smaller and more complex, greater demands are being made on the materials and components used in them. Even more exciting are estimates that only about one-half of the applications that could be served by adhesives are actually using adhesives in assembly, leaving a significant growth opportunity.

 

Adhesion, January 2016
A Smart Solution as Alternative for Soldering

Electrically conductive adhesives play a vital part in the electro- and electronics industries. These adhesives are the perfect choice for attaching and connecting electrical or electronic components.   In a growing number of applications, they are used as a more effective alternative to conventional soldering. Crucial for a successful application is not only the right choice of the adhesive, but also the right curing parameters.

 

Medical Device Developments, Spring 2015
Lighting the Way to a Quicker Cure

LEDs are the future of light curing adhesives. For the mass production of medical devices, this technology opens up new possibilities: LED curing adhesives from Panacol and Tangent are easy to handle, biocompatible and resistant to all common sterilization processes.

 

Medical Plastics News, Sept/Oct 2014
Stick with it

UV curing acrylate adhesives have several advantages: They are easy to handle, can be quickly dispensed and if necessary, can also cure in seconds. In addition cured acrylates are compatible with common sterilisation processes such as autoclaving, gamma and ETO. Interestingly, in several tests electron beam sterilisation has even improved the adhesion.