Medical Device Bonding

Light curable medical device adhesives from Panacol-USA possess the reliability demanded by this market. Formulated to meet the most stringent standards of USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility, Panacol-USA medical device assembly adhesives of the Vitralit® line deliver consistent high performance. These single component formulations are solvent-free, and fully cure in seconds when exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) or UV/Visible light energy. In case the substrates to be bonded are non permeable to uv or visible light, our two-component Structalit® adhesives are the perfect solution. Both Vitralit® and Structalit® adhesive brands are compatible with gamma, EtO, peroxide plasma, and E-Beam sterilization processes.

Medical device assembly can involve an incredibly broad array of applications. For this reason, Panacol-USA offers an adhesive selection with a wide range of performance parameters and cured properties. Custom adhesive development is always an option with Panacol-USA in order to satisfy unique performance requirements and component configurations.

Panacol-USA medical device assembly adhesives bond with materials traditionally used by device manufacturers, as well as many of the most recent introductions from polymer manufacturers. These include various grades of polycarbonate, acrylic, polyurethane, ABS, PVC, polyethylene, polyimide, stainless steel, and glass. They can be used in applications relating to reservoirs, transducers, blood collection and drug delivery systems, surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, breathing circuits, ophthalmic devices, and catheters.

As part of the medical device adhesive selection, Panacol-USA offers its LEDcure adhesives under the Vitralit® brand. LEDcure adhesives fully cure under low intensity visible light in fractions of a second. They are ideal for use with LED light curing equipment. The adhesive surfaces cure dry and tack-free, including those which possess the greatest elongation and flexibility. For matching UV curing systems please refer to our brand of Honle uv systems.

Adhesives for bonding disposable medical devices

Polycarbonate medical devices can be reliably bonded with solvent-free uv adhesive from Panacol-USA

UV curing equipment:

UV system solutions with Panacol uv adhesives and innovative curing systems from Honle

View the medical device 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.

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.
 

Adhesive Viscosity [mPas] Base Curing* Properties Suitable Substrates
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 1,500-2,300 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
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)
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 for frame&fill applications
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® 7173-V acrylate UV
Vitralit® 7551
Vitralit® 7551-V acrylate UV
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® 6162
Vitralit® 40142 acrylate UV

*UV = 320 - 390 nm          VIS = 405 nm

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