Panacol-Elosol GmbH recently announced that its epoxy resin-based Vitralit® 1605 features a high glass transition temperature (150°C), making it versatile for applications with high heat input. The biocompatible adhesive cures under UV light and is suitable for medical device assembly.

According to Panacol, the one-component Vitralit 1605 adhesive is transparent and easy to dispense. Its adhesion to glass and metal is excellent, which is why it can be used for fixing glass and rod lenses in endoscopes or for bonding lens stacks, for example. The cationic Vitralit 1605 can be cured under UV light in the wavelength range from 320-390 nm. It also features a thermal initiator that enables secondary curing of shadowed areas.

When fully cured, Vitralit 1605 is reportedly characterized by excellent chemical resistance, very low shrinkage, and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. In addition, Vitralit 1605 can withstand the typical sterilization processes and is certified according ISO 10993-5.

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