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Dymax Launches Autoclave-resistant Adhesive for Medical Instruments

Published on 2021-11-01. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  UV/EB Cure Adhesives      Sustainability / Natural Adhesives    

Dymax Launches Autoclave-resistant Adhesive for Medical Instruments Dymax Corporation launches Dymax MD® 1040-M, an autoclave-resistant adhesive for medical instruments and assembly. The adhesive is launched as a part of its MD® line of adhesives.

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This adhesive was specially developed for medical devices and surgical instruments that have to be sterilized frequently and has excellent resistance to the aggressive sterilization methods used in medical technology.

Adhesive Offers Low-water Absorption

Designed to be autoclave resistant for more than 100cycles, MD® 1040-M offers extremely low-water absorption (0.5%) making it ideal for surgical tools and devices that are subjected to numerous instances of sterilization, including autoclave or STERRAD (plasma). This material also works well as an encapsulant, protecting critical sensors and electronic components, where moisture ingression may be of concern.

The material cures quickly upon exposure to broad-spectrum UV light and is optimized to be LED curable at 365 nm wavelength. 1040-M successfully bonds to a variety of substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, glass, PP / PE, and PCB, and is especially suited for encapsulating RFID chips, sensors, and other electronic components found on medical devices, tools, and vials. Additional applications include a variety of medical scopes and dental equipment.

1040-M meets the requirements for ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity, is formulated without IBOA, has a durometer hardness of D60, and viscosity of 775 cP. The product is a solvent-free, RoHS compliant material, making it a “greener” choice over comparable one- and two-part solvent-based epoxies currently on the market.

Source: Dymax

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