Fast-curing silicone adhesive reduces medical device assembly time from hours to minutes
In medical device assembly, manufacturers value silicone adhesives for their biocompatibility, versatility and elasticity. As with any bonding agent, the curing process for silicone adhesives must be considered to accommodate production needs. Conventional, one-part room-temperature-vulcanizing (RTV) silicone adhesives are a popular choice due to their proven history of use and convenient, ready-to-use formulation. Despite these advantages, one medical device OEM came to NuSil™ experts with the question: "Is there a silicone adhesive formulation that cures much faster than RTVs, because we need greater throughput to maximize efficiencies?"