EP42HT-2Med is commonly used in the manufacture and assembly surgical instruments, catheters, endoscopes, and other medical devices. As a USP Class VI system, EP42HT-2Med is well suited for use in prosthetics and implantable medical devices. In several research and development publications, scientists and engineers have singled out EP42HT-2Med for use in their applications. Following are brief descriptions of each application and its use of EP42HT-2Med.
Two component, high temperature resistant epoxy for medical device assembly
- Convenient processing
- USP Class VI approved
- Passes ISO 10993-5 for cytotoxicity
- Resists repeated sterilization, including autoclaving
Master Bond Polymer System EP42HT-2Med is a two component epoxy featuring convenient handling along with resistance to different types of repeated sterilization cycles. It has an easy to use 100 to 40 mix ratio by weight or 100 to 50 by volume. Some other features include good flow properties with moderate viscosity along with a long working life. It cures readily at ambient temperatures or more rapidly with heat. A number of cure schedule options are mentioned in the chart below, with the optimum being overnight at room temperature followed by 2-4 hours at 150-250°F. This system contains no solvents and has very low shrinkage upon curing.
EP42HT-2Med is an excellent adhesive and bonds well to a wide variety of substrates including metals, composites, ceramics, glass, as well as plastics and rubbers. It is highly resistant to acids, bases, solvents, and numerous sterilants. It is a top notch electrical and thermal insulator. Since it is a lower exothermic system, it can be used for encapsulation applications up to 3 inches deep. EP42HT-2Med is a higher Tg system with a service temperature range of -60°F to 450°F. The color of Part A is clear and Part B is amber clear. After curing, it transmits light very well. This is a “go to” type system for medical device manufacturing, especially for endoscopes, surgical instruments, and other devices that receive repeated sterilization.
- Convenient handling, good flow after mixing
- Multi functional, for bonding, sealing, coating, potting
- Highly resistant to radiation, EtO, and chemicals
- Can withstand repeated steam autoclaving
- Meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5
EP42HT-2Med was cited in a paper titled "Fabrication and Packaging of a Fully Implantable Biosensor Array" by Camilla Baj-Rossi1, Enver G. Kilinc2, Sara S. Ghoreishizadeh1 , Daniele Casarino3 , Tanja Rezzonico Jost4, Catherine Dehollain2, Fabio Grassi4, Laura Pastorino3, Giovanni De Micheli1 and Sandro Carrara1.
1 Laboratory of Integrated Systems Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
3 Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy
4 Institute for Research in Biomedicine - IRB, Bellinzona, Switzerland
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EP42HT-2Med is available is various sizes and units to accommodate customer's needs.
Master Bond EP42HT-2Med is a room temperature curable two component epoxy, adhesive, sealant, coating and casting material featuring high temperature resistance along with outstanding chemical resistance for medical manufacturing applications.