Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Adhesives/​Sealants

Medical adhesives and sealants can be used to bond medical products, such as syringes, dialysis filters, blood bags and tube connections. Browse technical briefs, new products, and the latest applications related to the medical bonding tools.

Briefs: Materials

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together.

Products: Materials
Additives

Color and additive concentrates from PolyOne, Avon Lake, NH, help manufacturers design and manufacture parts that appear to be covered with fabric, but without...

Briefs: Materials

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as...

Features: Medical

When it comes to diabetes management, accurate blood glucose readings are paramount. And when it comes to generating accurate readings, the quality of the test strip is...

Global Innovations: Materials

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an...

Products: Materials
Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

Products: Electronics & Computers
SPC Software

Zontec, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has released new statistical process control (SPC) software designed to improve manufacturing quality. The Synergy 1000™ and...

INSIDER: Medical

Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best...

Products: Materials
Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new...

Features: Medical

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

Products: Materials
Alloys

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has released a group of proprietary alloys that are formulated for the design and manufacture of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent...

Products: Software
Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

Features: Design

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

Features: Materials

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Products: Medical
Advanced Wound Care Products

Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business, Chicago, IL, offers six advanced wound care materials for private labeling by medical...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

Briefs: Materials

To repair ruptured or pierced organs and tissues, surgeons commonly use staples, sutures and wires to bring and hold the wound edges together so that they can heal. However, these...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired...

Features: Materials

Adhesive compounds play a critical role in the fabrication of assemblies for electronic, optical, and mechanical systems. In securing multiple components into a single structure,...

Briefs: Medical

The qualities that make skin an incredible organism are the same ones that make it a challenge to stick to. Engineers may know all too well the headaches that can come with selecting adhesives...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Multipurpose functionality has become an expectation in the modern lifestyle. A washing machine is no longer just a washing machine but rather a computerized appliance that...

Features: Materials

Medical device assemblies present unique challenges beyond those associated with manufacturing and assembly of products for consumer and industrial applications. While sharing the need for...

Features: Medical

High-tech adhesives are very reliable and issues do not occur often. When used correctly, these adhesives can resolve many design issues while also saving money, time, and effort. However, there are...

R&D: Medical
Worm-Inspired Adhesive Performs in Wet Conditions

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has developed an underwater adhesive that can be used in tissue repair applications. The technology replicates the adhesion strategy of the Sandcastle worm (Phragmatopoma californica), a segmented marine invertebrate commonly found...

Products: Materials

Epoxies Etc., Cranston, RI, has added three new fast-cure epoxies to the range of adhesive products suitable for use with TriggerBond® dispensing guns. The TriggerBond system packages an...

R&D: Materials

Inspired by the natural adhesives secreted by shellfish, which can cling to underwater rock ledges and ship hulls, a team of engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,...

R&D: Materials

A team of engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the...

News: Materials
Adhesive Shows How to Mend a Broken Heart

When babies are born with congenital heart defects, like a hole, time is of the essence to quickly and safely secure a device inside the heart. Sutures take too long and can cause damage to fragile heart tissue, and currently available adhesives are either too toxic or lose their sticking power in the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ, formulated EP79FL with a silver- coated nickel filler, as a twopart, electrically conductive epoxy for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It has low volume...

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