A customer is working on a medical device which requires bonding of an optical lens using a one component system. The device could be disposable or reusable with the possibility of sterilization cycles.
Finding the Answers
- What are the substrates, their dimensions, and the bonding area?
- Does the adhesive have to be biocompatible?
- What would be the sterilization procedure used, and what is the frequency of sterilization?
- Does the adhesive have to be optically clear?
- What is the preferred viscosity? How would the adhesive be applied/dispensed?
Both products are optically clear, and they meet the USP class VI specifications. In addition, UV10TKMed also meets the ISO 10993-5 specifications.
UV10Med offers very low viscosity in comparison to UV10TKMed, which offers moderate (yet flowable) viscosity.
Both products can be used in applications involving sterilizations such as ethylene oxide and gamma radiation. The potential for UV10TKMed extends its usage even in applications involving repeated sterilization procedures such as autoclaving/steam sterilization, not common for most UV curing adhesives.
Summary of Products
|Product||Viscosity||USP Class VI||Optically Clear||Sterilizations|
|UV10Med||Very Low||Yes||Yes||Gamma, EtO and various chemical sterilants|
|UV10TKMed||Moderate||Yes||Yes||Radiation, ethylene oxide, chemical sterilants and autoclaving|
|Product||Viscosity||NASA Low Outgassing||Optical Clarity|
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