Upcoming Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminars

Two Newly Scheduled, Hands-On Adhesive Workshops for Medical Device Engineers

September 12, 2013
Manufacturing Group
Contract Manufacturing Design/Engineering Devices/Implants/Equipment Materials People/Facilities

Henkel Corp. officials have announced two dates for Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminars during the fall of 2013. The first will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Novi, Mich. with the second event scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Each comprehensive program will provide design, product and manufacturing engineers with an overall knowledge of adhesive technologies used in the design and assembly of medical devices.

Engineers who attend the upcoming Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminars will benefit from intensive educational information and hands-on demonstrations of adhesives and equipment. Engineers will gain a solid knowledge of adhesives and understand how to automate manual processes, improve profitability/process efficiency, decrease costs, improve product quality/reliability and reduce process cycle times and work-in-progress.

Topics covered during this full-day training seminar include proper joint design for adhesive assembly, selecting the appropriate medical device adhesive technology and processing equipment requirements. The program will provide an overview of each of the major families of ISO 10993 biocompatible engineering adhesives, including light cure, cyanoacrylate, epoxy, polyurethane and silicone technologies.

The Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar on September 19, 2013, will be held at J.D. Racing Indoor Karting in Michigan. The seminar starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, and runs until 3:00 p.m., when participants will be invited to stay and race go-karts on the facility’s indoor track. 

The Oct. 1, 2013, seminar will take place at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale. The event starts with 8:30 a.m. registration and continental breakfast, with training continuing through 2 p.m. 

Both seminars feature information on the latest innovations for medical device assembly. These innovations include the Loctite AssureCure inline system for quantitatively and cost effectively assessing the degree of cure of light cure adhesives; toughened light cure cyanoacrylate adhesives that cure effectively in both visible and shadowed areas; and light cure silicone adhesives that provide superior flexibility and high bond strength on silicone and plastic substrates. 

To register for the seminar on Sept. 19, 2013, please call Chad Painter at 734.451.2211, email detroit@rshughes.com, or visit www.henkelna.com/medicaladhesives. Registration is required by September 6.

To register for the seminar on Oct. 1, 2013, please call 800.448.0406, email medical.adhesives@us.henkel.com, or visit www.henkelna.com/medicaladhesives. Registration is required by Sept. 20. For more information on the Oct. 1, 2013, event, call John Alberino at 410.804.3402.