One component epoxy system gains full USP Class VI certification
Master Bond Inc. announces the commercialization of the first one-component epoxy-resin system that fully meets USP Class Vl requirements. This "no-mix" system, Master Bond EP3HT Medical and is resistant to repeated sterilization. It has an unlimited working life at room temperature and cures quickly at elevated temperatures. Typical cure cycles are 20 to 30 minutes at 220F with shorter cure times at higher temperatures. Its medium viscosity makes it easy to apply. EP3HT Medical contains no solvents and emits no vapors or volatiles during cure.
Master Bond EP3HT Medical offers many advantages over many other conventional medical-grade epoxies. It is durable, has excellent adhesion to many substrates, and optimizes productivity. It is serviceable to 400F and has superior dimensional stability. Resistance to ETO, gamma radiation, autoclaving, and recently developed "cold" sterilants is excellent. EP3HT Medical requires no refrigeration.
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