Adhesives For Catheter and Guidewire Assembly

Panacol-USA’s selection of light curable adhesives under the Vitralit® brand for catheter and guidewire assembly produce cured properties that meet manufacturers’ most taxing demands: These adhesives are moisture resistant, extremely flexible, and when cured, possess dry, tack-free surfaces. 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.

Exclusive LEDcure products are included in our selection of uv cure adhesives for catheter assembly. LED curable products of the Vitralit® brand fully cure in fractions of a second under low intensity UV or visible light. They are ideal for use with our Honle LED light curing equipment. Adhesive surfaces cure dry and tack-free, including those which possess the greatest elongation and flexibility which are highly desirable for catheter assembly. 

Manifold bonding and thermistor potting are ideal applications for Panacol-USA’s catheter adhesives. Each individual adhesive is capable of bonding multiple substrates including polyethylene, polyamide, polycarbonate, polyimide, acrylic, and nickel titanium blends. High bond strength, extreme flexibility, and low shrinkage minimize problems associated with delamination and cracking after sterilization and aging. Other suitable applications for Panacol-USA’s adhesives include the bonding of balloons, marker rings, and tip forming.

Orange fluorescing catheter adhesive

Panacol-USA offers specially formulated medical grade adhesives for catheter and guidewire assembly

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MID adhesive series

View the guidewire and catheter assembly 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.

For the most challenging high-performance catheter plastics assembly, Panacol-USA has introduced a new group of adhesives for Minimally Invasive Device assembly. Launched as the MID series, these adhesives are ideal for the material combinations that are used to make catheters for electrophysiology, atherectomy, thrombectomy, transcatheter heart valve delivery, PTA/PTCA, and many more.  MID adhesives will bond to dissimilar materials that include nylon 12 (polyamides), Pebax®, polycarbonate, and stainless steel. 

Our selection of adhesives for catheter and guidewire assembly:

Biocompatible adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Substrates
Vitralit® 1702 10-100 acrylate UV Transparent
capillary flow
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, hard-PVC, ABS, SAN
Vitralit® 1703 85,000-130,000 acrylate UV Shape retaining,
biocompatible: certified to USP Class VI standards
Bonding PC, ABS, SAN, hard-PVC
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
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

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

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