market has evolved over the past several years and is facing
unprecedented challenges that were unforeseen just a few
years ago. Increased government regulation, heavy cost
pressures in emerging markets, and increased public pressure
to achieve sustainability are challenging companies to drive
operational efficiency and revisit material selection in
order to succeed in the future global medical marketplace.
To meet the
objective, device manufacturers are looking at manufacturing
process& exploring opportunities to reduce the overall cost.
They are looking at not only input cost (i.e., materials),
but also at the manufacturing process and the outputs (i.e.,
scrap, waste stream, etc.). While improving the quality of
the product they currently also have issue of rejection with
the use of conventional solvents (drip marks, leaks, etc.),
but these are never really measured or looked into closely
at because of the low cost of solvents. Device manufactures
are looking for a way to replace potentially-toxic solvent
bonds to reduce and control worker exposure to toxic and
Medical device adhesives are formulated for the assembly of
components in a medical device &can be used for medical
device categories such as sterile disposables, sterile
re-usable, sterile resposables, and non-sterile re-usable.
Henkel has developed innovative solutions for these types of
applications. The adhesive technologies commonly used are
Light Cure Acrylics (LCAs) and Instant Adhesives (Cyanoacrylates,
or CAs). These products offer fast cure within seconds, the
ability to bond and seal, and the capability to bond
dissimilar materials, and they don’t require a press fit.
Bypartnering with Henkel and adopting Loctite® Medical
Device adhesives solution, Manufactures can eliminate all
these earlier mentioned issues and benefit with an overall
lower-cost process that is even more efficient and better in
quality. All Loctite® medical device adhesives are tested to
the industry's most comprehensive ISO 10993 biocompatibility
Medical Device Adhesives have been specified by leading
medical device manufacturers & successfully used all over
the world for over two decades.