When developing longer-lasting adhesives, designers must consider skin dynamics and the overall function of the product very early in the design phase.
Selecting the best adhesive is critical.
Unique factors are involved when designing adhesives for the face and other fragile parts of the skin.
3M Medical Materials & Technologies helps health care manufacturers design and build more reliable, innovative and feature-rich medical devices. Choose from a variety of transparent, nonwoven, or conformable double sided tapes for your medical device needs.
Customers have basic goals and expectation of silicone adhesives that it can hold the device or dressing in place while the device performs the intended function, until the time the clinical objective in achieved – Kris Godbey, 3M Medical Specialties.
How heat-resistant are light-curing adhesives, and can these adhesives be over-cured and break down? This week’s Ask the Engineer answers these and more.
“I am trying to understand the UV-curing process. How can I determine when an adhesive is fully cured? What are the critical parameters that I need to control in order to gain good consistency for the curing? Also, I was trying to cure some adhesive on a piece of stainless steel coupon. One small drop…
What is the risk posed by uncured monomers, and what polymers can be used for a cover plate that can transmit sufficient UV or light to allow types of cures? This week’s Ask The Engineer answers these questions and more.