Henkel at MEDTEC Europe 2011 - Complete Solutions for Medical Technology

Loctite Assure Cure equipment analyzes the bondline and detects the degree of cure of the Loctite Assure Cure adhesive in the joint. Loctite Assure Cure equipment analyzes the bondline and detects the degree of cure of the Loctite Assure Cure adhesive in the joint.

Henkel is presenting its innovative solutions along the entire value chain at the MEDTEC Europe 2011 trade show. In addition to a broad range of specialty adhesives designed for the manufacturing of medical devices, an extensive product portfolio for mechanical processing, metal pretreatment and partial cleaning is presented. The full product offering as well as the newest in adhesive technology, provides a solution for the entire production process.

Quality and safety play a decisive role in medical technology. Medical devices must deliver optimal performance and thus meet the highest requirements. These devices are subject to numerous process steps until they are completed. Henkel is presenting an extensive product and service portfolio for the medical technology market at MEDTEC Europe 2011.

Henkel features a broad product offering of instant and construction adhesives as well as light cure adhesives under the Loctite brand for manufacturing medical devices such as syringes, catheters, blood filters and cannulas. These adhesives offer optimal solutions to meet every requirement involving the bonding of polymer, glass, metal or ceramic materials. All adhesives are inspected after testing procedures using the same techniques as those employed in the licensing of medical components. They are tested in line with the generally accepted global ISO test standard 10993. Loctite adhesives are subject to a continuous process of further development and correspond to the continually increasing technical and process-related needs encountered in medical engineering.

Highest level of safety thanks to the new Loctite AssureCure System
At the same time, along with adhesives technology the Loctite portfolio also provides the necessary equipment technology (hardware) for dispensing, curing and monitoring purposes. As a systems provider, Henkel offers the optimal interaction of curing and dispensing equipment and adhesive as the basis for perfect bonding. The revolutionary AssureCure System featuring a newly developed adhesive combined with a new monitoring system is being introduced at this year’s MEDTEC for the first time. The AssureCure system promises to provide a hitherto unrivalled level of reliability and precision in the production of medical devices. The combination of the most advanced adhesives technology and state-of-the-art equipment technology enable manufacturers of medical equipment to carry out assembly and the immediate testing and inspection of components in sequence. The brand-new system will be demonstrated exclusively at the Henkel stand.

The entire medical technology value chain at a glance
Based on its decades of experience in industrial cleaning and surface treatment, Henkel is also in a position of supplying optimal products to its customers for numerous other production steps. In this regard, the product line of the P3 brand of specialty cleaners increases the effectiveness and safety of the entire processes as well as the quality of the manufactured parts. Under the Multan brand name, Henkel also offers the first water miscable, bactericide-free cooling lubricant for the purpose of mechanical processing. This does not require the addition of bactericides as follow-up treatment, which not only simplifies handling during production but simultaneously significantly minimizes health-related burdens imposed on employees.

Henkel is also setting new standards in the field of metal pretreatment based on its nanoceramic coating technology Bonderite NT. Compared to conventional corrosion protection processes, costs for wastewater treatment, waste disposal, equipment cleaning and maintenance are considerably reduced due to the fact that Bonderite NT does not contain phosphates or toxic heavy metals. At the same time, the performance of the product is convincingly impressive. Bonderite NT leads to a marked improvement in corrosion resistance and paint adhesion.

Comprehensive consulting competence at MEDTEC Europe 2011
During the MEDTEC Europe 2011 trade show in Stuttgart, Henkel experts boasting a comprehensive know-how will be at the disposal of interested parties, and will present the latest innovations at Stand 6411 in Hall 4. The team consists of an equal number of product developers, sales engineers, market managers and technical customer service specialists. Visitors will have the opportunity to bring their components and discuss their problems and potential solutions with the service team right there and then.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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