01 December 2010
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LED-curable adhesives designed for medical device assembly

Specialising in adhesives for high-tech, high-performance industries such as medical device assembly companies, Intertronics has released a system of UV adhesives and LED curing from technology partner Dymax specifically with assembly of medical devices in mind.

These UV adhesives cure on exposure to light in seconds and enable faster processing and greater output resulting in lower processing costs.

Peter Swanson, managing director of Intertronics explained: "The combination of the LED Prime UVA Spot Curing Lamp and complementary adhesives which cure quickly brings all the benefits of LED-based curing lamps to the medical device manufacturer. This new high-intensity lamp offers many advantages over conventional spot-curing systems, including no consumable bulbs to change, no warm-up, and constant intensity for thousands of hours."

Intertronics engineers have found two adhesives are well paired with the BlueWave LED Prime for ultra-fast cures. They are designed for rapid bonding of a wide variety of the plastics typically used in the manufacture of medical devices such as reservoirs, tube sets, port fittings and drug delivery systems.

The fast cure and limited heat emitted by the BlueWave LED Prime provides an ideal system for heat-sensitive substrates, where thin walls may be subject to warping or stretching.

Paul Gay


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