Light-Curable Respiratory Device Adhesives
Quickly Assemble Airway Management Devices
The “MSK” line of respiratory device adhesives quickly bonds airway management devices such as anesthesia masks, resuscitator bags, and breathing circuits. The products are solvent free, meet ISO 10993-5 Cytotoxicity approvals, and cure in seconds upon exposure to UV/Visible light. The materials form strong, flexible bonds to a variety of substrates, as well as highly plasticized plastics. Dymax respiratory device adhesives are are also compatible with gamma, EtO, and E-Beam sterilization.
“On demand” bonding at line speeds greater than 20 feet per minute (6.1 meters per minute) is possible, providing an increase in throughput without additional labor or line expansion. In addition, the materials are easily dispensed by syringe, dipping well, screen print, or spray, and are available in a range of viscosities.
Some adhesives fluoresce bright red or blue upon exposure to low-intensity “black” light making them ideal for high-speed automated inspection systems. Products that are LED curable, moisture resistant, flexible, and can form tack-free bonds to a variety of plastics are also available.
Bondable substrates include:
For manufacturers that require both confirmation of cure and fluorescing capability, products with Encompass® technology are available. Encompass combines Dymax patented See-Cure and Ultra-Red® fluorescing into one product. Adhesives formulated with See-Cure are bright blue in the uncured state, making the them highly visible on substrates. When cured with sufficient light energy, the adhesives become colorless, indicating the material is fully cured. The Ultra-Red component enables the adhesives to fluoresce bright red under black light for easy quality inspection.