Medical Device Adhesives

Panacol-USA Knows Medical.

Field failure is not an option for medical device adhesives, and that mandate resonates in every adhesive development project and with every product recommendation.

Panacol-USA’s adhesives for medical device assembly are specifically formulated to meet the critical performance and regulatory demands of this growing market. Beginning with raw material selection, Panacol-USA medical device adhesives are designed and developed to provide superior adhesion after sterilization and aging, resist humidity and moisture, maintain lot-to lot consistency, and fully crosslink upon cure to assure biocompatibility to USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards.

A thorough understanding of the application is essential for proper adhesive selection and subsequent bonding process development. Technical resources at Panacol-USA possess many years of experience in all aspects of medical device assembly. The highly skilled staff is poised to provide assistance with optimizing product joint design, selecting dispensing systems, computing curing cycles, and identifying curing equipment that is appropriate for the process. As a manufacturer, utilizing these resources can reduce internal engineering workload and get product introductions to the market in less time.

Medical device adhesives from Panacol-USA are often used for bonding disposable medical devices

The general medical device assembly market includes several focused segments, each with their own set of unique performance standards. Recognizing this, Panacol-USA has identified medical grade adhesives whose properties closely align with the performance demands of each segment. In addition to general medical device bonding and coating, specific adhesive selections have been identified for hearing aid/audiology devices, catheters and guidewires, needles and syringes, breathing circuits and tube sets, and orthopedic component processing.

 

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

Medical Grade Adhesive Medical Applications Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Substrates
Structalit® 701 bonding surgical instruments
endoscopes
light guides
3,000-5,000 2-part epoxy thermal Transparent in thin layers
long potlife
fast curing
certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 standards
ABS, Glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, hard-PVC bonding
Structalit® 5893 needle bonding
plastic bonding
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
Structalit® 8801 30,000-45,000 epoxy thermal Resistant to oils
grease and fuels
excellent flow properties
beige color
certified to ISO 10993-5 standards
Vitralit® 1655 150-300 epoxy UV
secondary heat cure
flexible
certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 standards
resistant to all common sterilization methods
Bonding ABS
SAN 
Vitralit® 1702 Hose connections,
blood filters
10-100 acrylate UV Transparent
capillary flow
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 1703 Hose connections,
blood filters
85,000-130,000 acrylate UV Shape retaining,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, ABS, SAN, hard-PVC
Vitralit® 4731 Bonding hose fittings,
bonding housings
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 Sealing electrical assemblies,
breathing masks
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® 6108 needle bonding
bonding glass apparatus
600-900 acrylate UV
VIS
secondary heat cure
non-yellowing
excellent flow properties
certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10933-5 standards
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, Glass, steel, aluminium, brass, stainless steel
Vitralit® 6108 T needle bonding
bonding glass apparatus
4,000-6,000 acrylate UV
VIS
secondary heat cure
non-yellowing
excellent gap-filling
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, Glass, steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminium 
Vitralit® 7041 Needle bonding,
bonding enclosures
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 T Needle bonding,
bonding dialysis filters
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® 7044 VLV Bond Elastomeric 
Substrates
10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
High peel strength
perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
flexible
Bonding Latex, NBR, SBR, TPE, rubber
Vitralit® 7090 VHS Bonding catheters,
needle bonding
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® 7222 electronic assemblies for medical devices 200-500 epoxy UV Certified to USP Class VI standards
scratch resistant
transparent
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PC, Glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium
Vitralit® 7562 bonding glass apparatus 500-800 acrylate UV
VIS
Optically clear
flexible
elastic
high resistance to moisture
Bonding glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium
Vitralit® 7989 Plastic bonding,
bonding containers
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
Vitralit® UV 4050 needle bonding
plastic bonding
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)
Cyanolit® 203 TX Bonding hose unions,
bridging large gaps,
suitable for porous materials
shear thinning cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 241 F Plastic bonding,
metal bonding
30-50 cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Capillary flow,
Biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 732 F Bonding coloured plastics,
delicate bonds
230-350 cyanoacrylate moisture,
room temperature
Film forming,
suitable for bonding porous materials,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Vitralit® 7311 FO 40-70 acrylate UV
VIS
fluorescing orange
good capillarity
USP Class VI
humidity and alcohol resistant
PC
PVC
PMMA
ABS
glass
metal
Vitralit® 7311 FO T 10,000-30,000 acrylate UV-A
VIS
humidity and alcohol resistant
meet USP Class VI
PC
PVC
PMMA
ABS
glass
metals
Vitralit® 7173-V
Vitralit® 7551
Vitralit® 7551-V
Vitralit® 8400 100 - 200 acrylate UV outstanding elongation
highly flexible
colorless
exceptional peel strength
resistant to yellowing
certified to USP Class VI standards
PET
Polyester
PVC
PE
PC
Vitralit® 40142
Vitralit® 40221
Vitralit® 6162

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

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

Please open one of the links below to view our selection of medical device adhesive products. Or, contact Panacol-USA Application Engineering to speak with a trained specialist who can guide you to a product best suited for your application.

Tube Set Assembly

Biocompatible adhesives from Panacol-USA are ideal for bonding tube sets.

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Catheter Assembly

Medical grade adhesives from Panacol-USA are the perfect choice to bond catheters and guidewires in medical devices.

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Bonding Medical Devices

Light curing adhesives from Panacol are the perfect solution to bond medical devices.

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Needle and Syringe Assembly

Panacol’s medical device adhesives provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded for needle and syringe assembly.

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Hearing Aid Assembly

Panacol-USA has specially formulated adhesives for the assembly of hearing aids.

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Masks for Orthopedic Devices

Masking materials from Panacol-USA are used for manufacturing orthopedic devices like artificial joints or spinal implants.

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