Medical Devices

Henkel understands the unique requirements of the medical device industry and offers the most comprehensive ISO 10993 compliant adhesive product line to meet the challenges of disposable and non-disposable device assembly.

Why adhesives?
Medical device adhesives offer a variety of advantages offered by medical device adhesives over such alternative manufacturing methods as welding or mechanical assembly.
These include:

  • Joining dissimilar substrates
  • Distributing stresses evenly
  • Filling large gaps
  • Sealing and bonding
  • A neat appearance
  • Easily automated

Disposable medical devices
Henkel is ready to assist you in the design and manufacture of disposable devices. Customers around the world trust our design and engineering team to provide a comprehensive line of adhesives and equipment for:

  • Catheter assembly
  • Hypodermic supplies
  • Reservoir and housing assemblies
  • Respiratory products
  • Sutures
  • Transducers
  • Tubing assemblies

Non-disposable medical devices
Henkel offers the broadest range of ISO 10993 biocompatible adhesive formulations for:

  • Endoscopes
  • Hearing aids
  • Ophtalmic instruments
  • Orthopedic and prosthetic devices
  • Surgical instruments

Henkel also offers a complete line of dispensing, curing and process-monitoring equipment designed specifically for use with our medical device adhesives, as well as consulting services ranging from engineering support to industry-specific quality controls and training programs.

Catheter Assembly
From unique substrates to complex bond joint configurations, catheter assembly has never been easier with today’s adhesive technology.

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Endoscopes
Adhesives are ideally suited for the various assembly operations of endoscopes.  The wide range of room temperature curing cyanoacrylate adhesives offer rapid fixtures and are available in flexible versions particularly suited for the bending and flexing of endoscopes.

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Hearing Aids
Henkel offers the most complete line of products for use in the manufacture, assembly, and repair of hearing aids – from UV/Visible Light Cure Molding Compounds and UV/Visible Light Cure Equipment to Instant Adhesives, UV Silicones, Light Cure Acrylic and Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Adhesives.

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Hypodermic Supplies
Adhesives are universally used for the assembly of syringes and needles. They provide strong bonds to critical joints and hermetic seals to prevent fluids, such as blood or medicine, from leaking.

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Ophthalmic Instruments
Loctite® brand instant curing adhesives, one or two part epoxies and light curable formulations offer ophthalmic instrument and tool manufacturers rapid production rates, robust assemblies that withstand the rigors of repeated use and the versatility to assemble the wide range of materials.

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Orthopedic & Prosthetic Devices
With unique materials such as polymers, elastomers, metals, and fabrics used for orthopedic and prosthetic devices, Henkel’s extensive line of Loctite® brand medical adhesives ensures that there is a solution to every assembly challenge. 

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Reservoir & Housing Assemblies
Adhesives are the most cost effective assembly method for fluid monitoring, collection and storage devices including oxygenators, filters and pumps.

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Respiratory Products
Loctite® brand medical device adhesives for respiratory devices were formulated for the unique challenges presented by this class of disposable devices.

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Surgical Instruments
Henkel medical device adhesives are ideal assembly aids for surgical knives and scalpels.  With the transition to disposable versions of such instruments, combinations of materials have been employed ranging from traditional stainless steel for the blades to a variety of plastics for the handles.

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Sutures
The rapid fixturing and cure of Loctite® brand medical device instant adhesives make them particularly suited for use in the assembly of a variety of sutures.

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Transducers
A variety of Loctite® brand medical device adhesives are available for the critical assembly requirements of transducers.

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Tubing Assemblies
Loctite brand medical device adhesives for the assembly of a variety of medical disposable tubing offer fixture or cure in seconds, thus eliminating long drying times and the associated racking of work-in-process.

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