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:

Adhesive Application Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Substrates
Structalit® 701 lens bonding cement
optical cement
medical technology
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 glob top encapsulation
SMD assembly
medical technology
needle 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 attaching components on PCBs
encapsulation of electronic components
SMD assembly
encapsulation of plastic parts
potting material
automotive, aerospace
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 conformal coating
encapsulation of electronic components
glass bonding
potting material
medical technology
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 plastic bonding
medical technology
10-100 acrylate UV Transparent
capillary flow
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 1703 plastic bonding
medical technology
85,000-130,000 acrylate UV Shape retaining
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, ABS, SAN, hard-PVC
Vitralit® 4731 attaching components on PCBs
glass bonding
display encapsulation
encapsulation of plastic parts
plastic bonding
plastic film lamination
medical technology
900-1,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface after curing
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 encapsulation of electronic components
encapsulation of plastic parts
plastic bonding
plastic film lamination
medical technology
potting material
250-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Flexible
well suited for bonding plastics with low UV translucence and permeable to visible light
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 glass bonding
medical technology
potting material
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 glass bonding
medical technology
potting material
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 medical technology 50-90 acrylate UV
VIS
Excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
certified to USP Class VI/ ISO 10993/-4/-5 standards
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET-A, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, Glass, steel, stainless steel 
Vitralit® 7041 T medical technology shear thinning acrylate UV
VIS
Excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
certified to USP Class VI/ISO 10993/ -4/-5 standards;
high viscosity/stable
Bonding PMMA, PC, hard-PVC, PET-G, PUR, PS, ABS, Glass, steel, stainless steel, PET-A
Vitralit® 7044 VLV medical technology 10-100 acrylate UV
VIS
High peel strength
perfect solution for bonding large surfaces
flexible
Bonding Latex, NBR, SBR, TPE, rubber
Vitralit® 7090 VHS medical technology
plastic bonding
40-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Certified to USP Class VI standards
dry surface
very high adhesion to plastics
Bonding PC (Makrolon), hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 7222 medical technology 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 glass bonding
medical technology
500-800 acrylate UV
VIS
Optically clear
flexible
elastic
high resistance to moisture
Bonding glass, steel, stainless steel, aluminium
Vitralit® 7989 medical technology
plastic bonding
3,000-5,000 acrylate UV Excellent adhesion to plastics
especially to PC and PMMA
certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding hard-PVC, ABS, SAN, PUR, PC
Vitralit® UV 4050 medical technology
plastic bonding
140-500 acrylate UV
VIS
Certified to ISO 10993-5 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 plastic bonding
medical technology
shear thinning cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 241 F plastic bonding
bonding of luxury packaging
medical technology
30-50 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Capillary flow
certified to USP Class VI standards
Cyanolit® 732 F plastic bonding
medical technology
smart card
230-350 cyanoacrylate moisture
room temperature
Film forming
certified to USP Class VI standards
bonding porous materials
Vitralit® 7311 FO medical grade adhesive
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 Medical grade adhesive
fluorescing orange
Vitralit® 7173-V Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 7551 Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 7551-V Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 8400 Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 40142 Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 40221 Medical grade adhesive
Vitralit® 6162 Medical grade adhesive

*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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