MUNICH, Germany—Wacker Chemie A.G. will present a biocompatible silicone adhesive it recently developed for medical applications at COMPAMED 2011, in Dusseldorf, Germany, from Nov. 16-18.
This condensation-curing silicone rubber formulation is called SILPURAN 4200. Wacker said it is an easy-to-process, single-component adhesive with excellent adhesion properties.
Upon vulcanization, SILPURAN 4200 forms a silicone elastomer that is ideal for permanently bonding components of medical devices, Wacker said.
The new adhesive is formulated with a new catalyst that does not use organotin compounds, the company said, making it particularly safe to use from a health standpoint.
The adhesive has been certified as biocompatible in accordance with selected ISO 10993-1 and USP Class VI tests.