EP42HT-2Med is commonly used in the manufacture and assembly surgical instruments, catheters, endoscopes, and other medical devices. As a USP Class VI system, EP42HT-2Med is well suited for use in prosthetics and implantable medical devices. In several research and development publications, scientists and engineers have singled out EP42HT-2Med for use in their applications. Following are brief descriptions of each application and its use of EP42HT-2Med.
Two component epoxy compound for medical device assembly
- USP Class VI approved
- Passes ISO 10993-5 for cytotoxicity
- High temperature resistant
- Sterilization resistant
- Cures at room temperature or elevated temperatures
- Castable to thicknesses exceeding 2-3 inches
Master Bond Polymer System EP42HT-2Med is a room temperature curable two component epoxy, adhesive, sealant, coating and casting material featuring high temperature resistance along with outstanding chemical resistance. It is widely used in medical devices because of its capability of withstanding repeated sterilizations, including radiation, ethylene oxide, chemical sterilants and especially autoclaving. In addition, it fully complies with the testing requirements of USP Class VI plastics. EP42HT-2Med is a superior adhesive, sealant and coating and can also be used for potting and encapsulating up to 2-3 inches thick. EP42HT-2Med cures readily at ambient temperatures or more quickly at elevated temperatures. To optimize properties and ensure biocompatibility, a desirable cure schedule is overnight at room temperature followed by 2-4 hours at 150-200°F. It has an easy to use 100 to 40 mix ratio by weight or 100 to 50 by volume. In addition to withstanding various types of sterilizations, it resists acids, bases, solvents and fuels. EP42HT-2Med has excellent electrical insulation properties. Especially noteworthy is its serviceability from -60°F up to 450°F. EP42HT-2Med is widely used in the medical industry for manufacturing and repairing endoscopes, surgical instruments, catheters and many other medical devices. Additionally, EP42HT-2Med is available in black as a USP Class VI system.
- Convenient 100 to 40 mix ratio by weight or 100 to 50 by volume
- Can be used as adhesive, sealing, coating, potting or encapsulation compound
- Withstands multiple cycles of medical sterilization
- Outstanding resistance to radiation, EtO, chemicals and steam
- Excellent chemical resistance to acids, bases and many solvents
- Available in amber-clear and black as a USP Class VI system
- Contains no solvents
EP42HT-2Med was cited in a paper titled "Fabrication and Packaging of a Fully Implantable Biosensor Array" by Camilla Baj-Rossi1, Enver G. Kilinc2, Sara S. Ghoreishizadeh1 , Daniele Casarino3 , Tanja Rezzonico Jost4, Catherine Dehollain2, Fabio Grassi4, Laura Pastorino3, Giovanni De Micheli1 and Sandro Carrara1.
1 Laboratory of Integrated Systems Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
3 Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy
4 Institute for Research in Biomedicine - IRB, Bellinzona, Switzerland
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EP42HT-2Med is available is various sizes and units to accommodate customer's needs.
Master Bond EP42HT-2Med is a room temperature curable two component epoxy, adhesive, sealant, coating and casting material featuring high temperature resistance along with outstanding chemical resistance for medical manufacturing applications.