Adhesives for Orthopedic and Prosthetic Device Applications

Cutting edge adhesives, sealants and coatings offer specialty solutions for orthopedic and prosthetic device manufacturing. Master Bond’s biocompatible and non-cytotoxic line of products feature high bond strength to dissimilar substrates, outstanding sterilization resistance, rapid cure speeds, gap filling capabilities and easy automated dispensing.

Products by Chemistry

  • One and two component epoxies
  • One and two part silicones
  • Cyanoacrylate adhesives
  • UV, LED and Dual (UV+Heat) Curable adhesives
  • Non-cytotoxic primers for polyolefins

The design and manufacturing of not only orthopedic surgical equipment but also prosthetic equipment involves a high degree of complexity. Such applications have also seen the increasing use of electronic sensors, electronic equipment, and digital imaging systems. These systems could include devices ranging from protein detection MEMS sensor implants, to telemetry stress measuring knee implants, to strain sensing sensors, to socket arm prosthetics, to wireless load measuring systems for vertebral body replacements..

Master Bond has a series of biocompatible and non-cytotoxic compounds specially formulated to meet stringent requirements for orthopedic surgical and prosthetic devices. Many products have been tested for the USP Class VI biocompatibility requirements and/or ISO10993-5 non-cytotoxicity requirements. Ranging from two component, room temperature curable epoxies with ultra low viscosities for encapsulation applications, to high viscosity non-drip, one component heat curable or moisture curable systems, these products are designed to provide a wide range of properties. Select formulations provide excellent repeated autoclaving or resistance to sterilants like Hydrogen Peroxide. New products focusing on improving the speed of cure include dual curing capabilities, which can be tacked with UV light and post cured with moderate heat.

Part Number Chemistry Biocompatibility Type of Cure Key Feature
EP42HT-2Med 2 component epoxy USP Class VI & ISO10993-5 Room temperature or moderate heat Repeated sterilization
MasterSil 153Med 2 component silicone USP Class VI & ISO10993-5 Room temperature or moderate heat Excellent flexibility
X21Med 1 component primer ISO10993-5 Room temperature or moderate heat Primer for polyolefins
UV15DC80Med 1 component UV+heat Dual Curing Adhesive USP Class CI & ISO10993-5 UV light 365 nm + 80-100°C Enhanced processing speeds
LED405Med 1 component LED curable adhesive ISO10993-5 LED light at 405 nm Good dimensional stability with nanosilica filler

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