What is Medical Grade Epoxy?
Medical grade epoxy is used in a variety of applications and medical device assembly. Many of our medical adhesives are tested for biocompatibility to ensure safety for human contact. Medical devices that use medical epoxies include MRI machines, cardiac catheters, medical probes, and ultrasounds. Adhesives are universally used for bonding cannulae to hubs in needle assemblies. It is critical that this joint is well sealed to prevent fluids, such as blood or medicine, from leaking. For these applications, one-part heat cure epoxy adhesives are the lowest cost options with the best chemical resistance. Other types of adhesives include light cure acrylates and cyanoacrylates.
Many of Epoxyset medical epoxy systems are USP Class VI certified for biocompatibility.