Manufacturers have long relied on silicone adhesives to assemble life-changing medical devices, from cochlear implants to gastric balloons to insulin pumps. Choosing the best silicone for your application requires an understanding of several key factors such as cure characteristics, temperature, rheology, surface preparation, and inhibition. This 30-minute Webinar will examine these silicone selection considerations that can impact both the manufacturing process and end-use performance.
- Types of medical-grade silicone adhesives
- Tips for choosing the best silicone solution
- Ways to optimize your production with the right adhesive
- Proper substrate surface prep
- Considerations for biocompatibility, purity, and measuring adhesion
A Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.
Matthew Kihara, Senior Application Technologies Engineer, NuSil® — a brand of Avantor®
As a senior application technologies engineer for NuSil — a brand of Avantor — Matthew Kihara supports biomaterials customers with over a decade of experience working in various scientific, engineering, and leadership roles in the specialty silicones industry. Throughout his career and in collaboration with his teams, he has had multiple publications and several granted patents. Matthew holds an MBA in leadership and marketing from Southern Utah University, a master’s degree in polymer science from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Idaho State University.
Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group