Improving medical device safety and performance 03 July 2024

Henkel has introduced two next generation medical grade, cyanoacrylates-based instant adhesives – Loctite® 4011S and Loctite® 4061S – which offer improved safety and performance. 

Formulated without CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductively hazardous) ingredients, the new adhesives are designed to offer increased strength during and after heat cycling. Loctite® 4011S and Loctite® 4061S are designed to meet the specifications of their predecessors, Loctite® 4011 and 4061, for easier validation in existing medical applications, with both products tested to ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards. 

The adhesives develop handling strength in seconds on most substrates and provide high bond strength on a range of materials – including plastics, rubbers and metals. After 1,000 hours of exposure to 120°C heat, Henkel states these adhesives offer greater shear strength on steel than other instant adhesive formulations, making them ideal for bonding various types of catheters, as well as tube sets, surgical robots and other medical housings.

“Henkel is committed to medical quality systems and good manufacturing practices as a pioneer for sustainable solutions. The launch of these new, next generation instant adhesives are formulated to meet the highest safety standards, addressing the need for safe and effective medical device assemblies – demonstrating our long-standing commitment to the medical industry,” comments Philipp Loosen, vice-president and head of industrials EIMEA and global key accounts medical at Henkel.  

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