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Catheter Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:06pm
MDT Staff

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212-CTH-UR-SC is the latest in a series of Dymax adhesives to be formulated with both Ultra-Red and patented See-Cure technologies. It’s designed for use in catheter assembly and offers excellent bond strength to a variety of substrates including platinum and polycarbonate, two substrates commonly used in next-generation catheter designs for the treatment of hypertension. While in its uncured state, this See-Cure adhesive is blue in color for easy verification of adhesive placement. As the product cures with sufficient exposure to UV light, its blue color transitions to colorless and provides obvious visual confirmation that the adhesive is fully cured and the bond site secure.

212-CTH-UR-SC also fluoresces bright red under low-intensity “black” light (365 nm), contrasting extremely well on plastics that naturally fluoresce blue in color. The Ultra-Red fluorescing technology allows manufacturers to incorporate automated or manual quality inspection to verify complete and accurate placement of the adhesive after cure.

For more information, visit www.dymax.com

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