Adhesive evaluation kit for medical device assembly 03 November 2023

The IUV101 Medical Kit has been specially designed to contain everything a manufacturer needs to start working with UV curing adhesive technology for medical device bonding, a kit which includes three widely used adhesives in 10ml syringes, alongside the IUV101 LED UV Spot Lamp for Handheld UV Light Curing. 

The spot lamp device has a powerful 2,000 mW/cm2 light intensity, which users can focus on the exact spot where cure is required. The kit also contains wipes, dispensing needles, PPE, and some helpful guides to best practice when using a process. With everything needed to get started, the kit is an inexpensive way for manufacturers that have not yet tried UV light curing adhesives before.

The kit includes various UV light curing adhesives, including:

  • Dymax 215-CTH-SV01-UR-SC: commonly used for plastic bonding, such as in catheter assembly. It includes Encompass™ technology, meaning the material is red fluorescing, and also turns from blue to colourless upon cure, which helps make the inspection processes easier. The material also bonds well to many medical plastics.
  • The second material, Dymax 1405-M-T-UR-SC, is suitable for metal to glass bonding, as well as metal to plastic assembly, and is commonly used in needle bonding. Also formulated with Encompass technology, the material can be cured at both long wave UV and 405Nm visible light.
  • The third material, Dymax 1181-M is frequently used as a medical device adhesive and coating, such as during the assembly of medical electronics.

“If you’re manufacturing medical devices, you first need to establish that the process will be reliable, repeatable, and can be validated before reaping the benefits of this adhesive technology,” explains Intertronics. “To help, we specially selected the three adhesives for the kit to be suitable candidates for up to 80% of potential applications. Using these test materials, you can do your process development and establish whether a UV curing material might work your application.”

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