Biocompatible adhesive withstands high heat input 04 June 2020

The one component adhesive Vitralit® 1605 from Panacol is transparent and designed to be used on glass applications. It has a very high glass transition temperature and a low coefficient of thermal expansion, providing the ability to bond components that require maximum stability during elevated operating temperatures.

Panacol explains the epoxy resin is particularly unique due to its high glass transition temperature, making its adhesion to glass and metal excellent. This allows it to be used for fixing glass and rod lenses in endoscopes or for bonding lens stacks.

The biocompatible adhesive cures under UV light and also features a thermal initiator that enables secondary curing of shadowed areas, and can also withstand the typical sterilisation processes. When fully cured, Vitralit 1605 is characterised by excellent chemical resistance and very low shrinkage. Due to these characteristics, as well as its certification according to ISO 10993-5, Vitralit 1605 is especially suitable for bonding in medical technology.

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