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Biocompatible, Non-Drip Epoxy Resists Repeated Sterilizations
Press release date: January 9, 2017
Master Bond EP3HTND-2Med Black is a high strength, fast curing epoxy for use in the assembly of medical devices. It fully meets USP Class VI specifications. This one part system delivers superior resistance to a variety of sterilization methods such as chemical sterilants, EtO, radiation and especially autoclaving.
As a one component system, EP3HTND-2Med Black does not require any mixing and essentially has an unlimited working life at room temperature. This epoxy has a paste consistency and is formulated not to flow while curing. It cures within minutes when heated at 250-300°F. The higher the temperature, the faster the cure speed. Also, it has low shrinkage upon curing.
This system bonds well to a wide variety of substrates including glass, metals, ceramics and most plastics. EP3HTND-2Med Black features a tensile strength of 5,000-6,000 psi and a tensile lap shear strength of 1,600-1,800 psi at room temperature. It is a competent electrical insulator with a volume resistivity exceeding 1014 ohm-cm. The service temperature range of this compound is -60°F to +400°F [-51°C to +204°C]. EP3HTND-2Med Black is available in ½ pints, pints, quarts, gallons and 5 gallon containers as well as syringes. This epoxy has a 6 month shelf life when stored at room temperature in its original, unopened containers.
Master Bond Medical Grade Adhesive Systems
Master Bond EP3HTND-2Med Black is an easy to handle, non-drip epoxy system with a high strength profile. It also passes USP Class VI biocompatibility testing for use in medical device applications.
Read more about Master Bond’s biocompatible systems at http://www.masterbond.com/properties/biocompatible-adhesives
or contact Tech Support.
For a full product description, please visit: http://www.masterbond.com/tds/ep3htnd-2med-black
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