LOCTITE®, a brand of Henkel, is a leading manufacturer of medical device adhesives designed for bonding and sealing various components of medical devices. Strong, reliable, and biocompatible adhesives are essential for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, and it's important that these adhesives meet stringent quality and biocompatibility standards.
Henkel's medical liquid adhesives play a crucial role in disposable medical device assembly.
Sterilization Resistance: These adhesives withstand various sterilization methods.
Biocompatibility: Compliant with ISO 10993 standards for patient safety.
Substrate Compatibility: Suitable for diverse materials, including plastics, flexible materials, and metals.
Versatile Joint Geometries: Adaptable to complex device designs.
Curing Options: Options for room temperature curing, heat curing, UV-bulb cure, and LED light cure, streamlining manufacturing processes and reducing costs.
Needles and Syringes
LOCTITE® medical adhesives have been the go-to choice for needle and syringe manufacturing for over 40 years. They offer three proven chemistries: Light Cure Acrylics (UV and LED), Light Cure Cyanoacrylates, and One-Part Heat Cure Epoxies. These adhesives are ISO 10993 tested, provide high strength, fast curing, and facilitate automated in-line inspection.
LOCTITE® medical adhesives are ideal for bonding catheter materials like PVC, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and stainless steel. These adhesives are used in challenging applications such as attaching balloons to multi-lumen tubing, strain relief, drug-eluting stents, and marker bands. The three most common adhesive types are Light Cure Acrylics (UV and LED), Cyanoacrylates, and Light Cure Silicones. These adhesives are ISO 10993 tested, offer strong bonding, fast curing, and are highly fluorescent for automated inspection.
Tubes and Connectors
LOCTITE® light cure adhesives are a top choice for tube and connector assembly. They offer fast curing, strong adhesion, and flexibility. These adhesives are used in various applications, such as assembling tubing to fittings, connectors, IV sets, and more. The three primary adhesive types are Light Cure Acrylics, Light Cure Cyanoacrylates, and Light Cure Silicones. They all meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, provide high pull strengths, fast curing, and support automated in-line inspection.
Reservoirs and Enclosures
LOCTITE® medical adhesives are ideal for bonding reservoirs and enclosures in medical devices. They provide strong structural bonds, reliable sealing, and increased productivity. These adhesives are used in various applications, including blood oxygenators, heat exchangers, and more. The two primary adhesive types are Light Cure Acrylics and Cyanoacrylates. They meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, offer high pull strengths, fast curing, and support automated in-line inspection.
LOCTITE® medical adhesives offers specialized solutions for blood filtration applications, including dialyzers and filters. Their portfolio includes custom products for optimized performance, adhesion to plastic housings, and controlled exotherm for minimal shrinkage. These medical device adhesives are tested to meet ISO 10993 standards. The range of options includes polyurethanes, light cure acrylics, and epoxies.