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Medical Grade Adhesives
New Medical Grade Formulations Meet Medical Device Manufacturing Standards
Using medical grade adhesives can help avoid potential problems in the design and manufacture of medical products such as ostomy appliances and devices and "stick-to-skin" applications. Medical grade adhesives are required to undergo several biocompatibility tests. The International Standards Organization (ISO) has devised a medical device industry standard that is used worldwide for medical grade adhesives - ISO:10993. The two sections that most adhesives need to meet or exceed are 10993-5 for cytotoxicity and 10993-10 for skin irritation and sensitization.
Using medical grade adhesives will allow these standards to be met and for adherence to be built into the design. At Fabrico Medical, we help design engineers evaluate the different medical grade adhesives that would apply to an application and test those adhesives with the target substrate.
With its extensive supplier network, Fabrico Medical can suggest and test a range of medical grade adhesives from companies including 3M™, Henkel™, and Adhesives Research Medical.
3M is a Trademark of 3M Company
Henkel is a Trademark of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Adhesives Research Medical is a Trademark of Adhesives Research, Inc.