The guarantee of high productivity, re-productivity and reliability makes UV technology an ideal application for producing medical devices. The materials used in this industry, especially the much-appreciated disposable types, have required the development of manufacturing processes that do not lead to thermal degradation. The UV curing process using Fusion lamps or LED’s does not reach high temperatures, which means the product properties remain unchanged.
The parallel development of recyclable products is also a major factor here. Examples of these are Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) on transdermal treatments and UV adhesives for bonding adopted on various medical devices.
An improved biocompatibility, greater speed of sterilization processes and a substantial increase in chemical and mechanical resistance has been achieved with UV curable adhesives and coatings. The use of UV inks for prints and substrate decorations ensures excellent durability and resistance of the finished products.