Medical Adhesive & Solutions for Medical Consumables

Disposable medical device validation has become more challenging than ever before with numerous new materials, more rigorous post-processes with smaller and higher performing components. Solutions can range from hearing aid adhesives to other medical adhesives used in catheter assembly, hypodermic supplies, endoscopes, sutures and surgical instruments.

As your globally operating partner, Henkel is ready to assist you in the many aspects that are important to the design and manufacture of disposable devices. Let us serve as an extension of your design and engineering team and you’ll get to market with more confidence than ever before.

Henkel Key Features/Benefits:

  • A comprehensive line of adhesives & equipment means one source for all assembly needs
  • ISO 10993 Biocompatibility Testing / Pre-screened adhesives
  • World-wide products and support – so regardless of where you’re located, you can be assured of having a global partner 
  • Extensive technical support network increases your confidence in a trusted partner and minimizes your risk
  • Rapid fixtures & cures will increase throughput (production rates)
  • Fluorescent products facilitate on-line adhesive presence verification
  • Substrate bonding versatility means you’ll have minimal inventory of various assembly components
  • High strength bonds improve quality & confidence
  • Fill large gaps, eliminating costly precision machining of components
  • Adhesives provide sterilization and disinfectant resistant joints
     

Catheter assembly
From unique substrates to complex bond joint configurations, catheter assembly has never been easier with today’s adhesive technology.

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Endoscopes
Adhesives are ideally suited for the various assembly operations of endoscopes.  The wide range of room temperature curing cyanoacrylate adhesives offer rapid fixtures and are available in flexible versions particularly suited for the bending and flexing of endoscopes.

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Hearing aids
Henkel offers the most complete line of products for use in the manufacture, assembly, and repair of hearing aids – from UV/Visible Light Cure Molding Compounds and UV/Visible Light Cure Equipment to Instant Adhesives, UV Silicones, Light Cure Acrylic and Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Adhesives.

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Hypodermic supplies
Adhesives are universally used for the assembly of syringes and needles. They provide strong bonds to critical joints and hermetic seals to prevent fluids, such as blood or medicine, from leaking.

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Ophtalmic instruments
Loctite® brand instant curing adhesives, one or two part epoxies and light curable formulations offer ophthalmic instrument and tool manufacturers rapid production rates, robust assemblies that withstand the rigors of repeated use and the versatility to assemble the wide range of materials.

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Orthopedic and prosthetic devices
With unique materials such as polymers, elastomers, metals, and fabrics used for orthopedic and prosthetic devices, Henkel’s extensive line of Loctite® brand medical adhesives ensures that there is a solution to every assembly challenge. 

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Reservoir and housing assemblies
Adhesives are the most cost effective assembly method for fluid monitoring, collection and storage devices including oxygenators, filters and pumps.

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Respiratory products
Loctite® brand medical device adhesives for respiratory devices were formulated for the unique challenges presented by this class of disposable devices.

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Surgical instruments
Henkel medical device adhesives are ideal assembly aids for surgical knives and scalpels.  With the transition to disposable versions of such instruments, combinations of materials have been employed ranging from traditional stainless steel for the blades to a variety of plastics for the handles.

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Sutures
The rapid fixturing and cure of Loctite® brand medical device instant adhesives make them particularly suited for use in the assembly of a variety of sutures.

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Transducers
A variety of Loctite® brand medical device adhesives are available for the critical assembly requirements of transducers.

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Tubing assemblies
Loctite brand medical device adhesives for the assembly of a variety of medical disposable tubing offer fixture or cure in seconds, thus eliminating long drying times and the associated racking of work-in-process.

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