With adhesive products, high performance and rigidity are often thought to go hand in hand. And it is true that the very best strength, thermal, chemical and electrical properties tend to be found in rigid compounds, especially epoxies. Yet there is a growing class of adhesives, sealants and coatings that add ductility to the long list of desirable epoxy properties.
Selecting the right adhesive is a balancing act as engineers attempt to find products that meet conflicting end-use and manufacturability requirements. Medical device engineers also have to contend with a strict regulatory environment, and therefore often have the toughest time striking that balance.
Specially formulated epoxy systems are capable of maintaining performance at temperatures approaching absolute zero, while delivering the required physical, thermal, and electrical characteristics needed for a specific application. Delve into some select case studies to see how specific cryogenic epoxies are used in a variety of high tech industries and applications.
What are the challenges facing applications that operate at cryogenic temperatures? What effect do these low temperatures have on efforts to bond, seal, coat or encapsulate these applications? In this paper, learn how specialized adhesives meet the performance requirements necessary to maintain the physical, thermal and electrical properties as temperatures approaching absolute zero.
Designed to mitigate the worst effects of fires, fire retardant materials play a particularly important role in aircraft construction. Used in aircraft, epoxies and silicones must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in accordance with government and industry specifications.
The assembly applications for medical device manufacturers typically come with their own distinctive set of rigorous requirements. This white paper takes a closer look at one and two part silicone medical adhesives.