Medical Device Assembly

Typical applications in medical engineering are bonding and sealing of two-piece transparent polycarbonate or acrylic housings, for example for dialysis filters and blood oxygenators, or bonding of blood bag plastics components. Valves of various sizes can also be simply and quickly bonded with Panacol adhesives. The recommended adhesives are certified to meet biocompability standards and are available in various viscosities. This allows rapid filling and bonding of joints with different gap dimensions to create transparent joints between plastics components.

two elements of a plastic dialysis filter bonded with fluorescent adhesive from Panacol

The two parts of a plastic dialysis filter are being bonded with fluorescent adhesive

The table below lists a selection of biocompatible adhesives from Panacol for bonding synthetics such as PVC, polycarbonate, ABS and SAN. Further products and custom solutions are available on request.

To download the technical datasheets (TDS) please click on the adhesive name.

Medical grade adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Substrates
Vitralit® UV 4050 140-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Certified to ISO 10993-5 and USP Class VI standards
modified acrylate
impact resistant
very fast curing
very high adhesion to plastics
Bonding hard-PVC, PUR, PS, ABS, SAN, Glass, steel, stainless steel, PC (polycarbonate)
Vitralit® 4731 900-1,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface after curing,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 standards
Bonding PC /Makrolon, hard-PVC, PET, ABS, SAN, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass)
Bonding glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass
Vitralit® 5140 250-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible,
well suited for bonding plastics with low UV translucence and permeable to visible light,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding ABS, PMMA (Plexiglas®, acrylic glass), hard-PVC, PET, SAN, PC 
Joining glass and plastics
Joining metals to plastics
Joining plastics with various substrates
Vitralit® 7041 50-90 acrylate UV
VIS
Excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, Glass, steel, stainless steel 
Vitralit® 7041 F 50-90 acrylate UV
VIS
Fluorescing,
excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993/-4/-5 standards
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, glass, stainless steel, steel
Vitralit® 7041 T shear thinning acrylate UV
VIS
High viscosity/stable,
excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993/-4/-5 standards
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, Glass, steel, stainless steel, PET-A
Vitralit® 7090 VHS 40-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface,
very high adhesion to plastics,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC (Makrolon), hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 7989 3,000-5,000 acrylate UV Excellent adhesion to plastics, especially to PC and PMMA;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PUR, PC
Cyanolit® 203 TX shear thinning cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 241 F 30-50 cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Capillary flow,
Biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 732 F 230-350 cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Film forming,
suitable for bonding porous materials,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Structalit® 5893 6,000-10,000 epoxy thermal Black color
excellent flow properties
filling material
high resistance to heat and chemicals
certified to ISO 10993-5 standards
plastic bonding

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm