Biocompatible Adhesives for Tube Set Assembly

Biocompatible adhesives from Panacol-USA provide the bond strength, flexibility, and speed of cure that is demanded in breathing circuit component and IV tube set assembly. Primarily comprised of Panacol-USA’s Vitralit® brand LED and uv cure adhesives, these products fully cure in fractions of a second under low intensity UV or Visible Light. Vitralit® adhesives are ideal for use with Honle’s LED light curing equipment. LED lamps maintain cooler component surface temperatures, minimizing plasticizer migration and thin-walled substrate deformation.

Panacol’s biocompatible adhesives are moisture resistant, extremely flexible, and when cured, possess dry, tack-free surfaces. This selection of adhesives is particularly effective with highly plasticized substrates such as PVC, polyethylene, and other flexible polymer blends. High bond strength, extreme flexibility, and low shrinkage contribute to consistent performance after sterilization and aging. Specifically designed for use in medical product assemblies, the adhesives are formulated to meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, and are compatible with gamma, EtO, and peroxide plasma sterilization processes.

Tube set assembly with medical adhesives

Biocompatible adhesives from Panacol-USA are available with a orange fluorescing marker for quality control 

The individual adhesives are capable of bonding multiple substrates including PVC, polyethylene, polycarbonate, acrylic, and styrene. They are ideally suited for IV tubing and connectors, anesthesia masks, breathing bags, and laryngeal mask airways (LMA).

View our biocompatible adhesives listed below for a possible candidate for your application. Please contact Panacol-USA to confirm your product selection and to secure additional application assistance, including samples and process recommendations. In the event that these standard products do not satisfactorily address your performance requirements, Panacol-USA will investigate other solutions that include development of adhesive specifically tailored to the complexity of your application.

Biocompatible Adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties
Vitralit® 1702 10-100 acrylate UV Transparent
capillary flow
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Vitralit® 1703 85,000-130,000 acrylate UV Shape retaining,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Vitralit® 4731 900-1,500 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface after curing,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 standards
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
Vitralit® 7041 50-90 acrylate UV
VIS
Excellent adhesion to glass, plastics and metals;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
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
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
Vitralit® 7090 VHS 40-100 acrylate UV
VIS
Dry surface,
very high adhesion to plastics,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Vitralit® 7989 3,000-5,000 acrylate UV Excellent adhesion to plastics, especially to PC and PMMA;
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
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
Vitralit® 40221
Vitralit® 7173-V acrylate UV

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

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