Adhesive Strength of Medical Packaging
The medical device industry primarily uses pre-packaged disposable devices and surgical instruments to minimize risk associated with the sterilization of re-usable products. The tensile strength of the adhesives used for the packaging is typically assessed by following a standard such as ASTM F88, the Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials. However, this standard specifically refers to materials testing, rather than testing of a part that has already been packaged.
A typical set up includes a 5940-series universal testing system configured with pneumatic side-action grips, which together provide your testing system the precise control and accurate alignment required. Our Bluehill® 3 Peel/ Tear/ Friction (PTF) Software Module contains pre-configured methods for conducting three different peel tests: T-peel, 90-degree peel and 180-degree peel. We suggest using a high data acquisition rate to ensure the peel profile is accurately characterized in order to evaluate the strength of the adhesive bond using the basic calculation of maximum force on an absolute peak, or using more advanced calculations such as the average of a specific number of peaks, troughs or combination of both. You will experience greater flexibility in specifying where measurement begins and ends, enabling the software to calculate a broad range of results.
For customers that need to meet 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, we offer ComplianceBuilder™ to track all additions, modifications, and deletions to all relevant Bluehill 3 files.
5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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Instron® 2712-04x Series Pneumatic grips, packed with features to enhance gripping performance, usability, and operator safety.
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Bluehill® 3 is the newest version of Instron’s widely popular Bluehill Software, designed to meet the demands of any level of user from educators and test technicians to, quality engineers and laboratory managers. Compatible with 5900, 3300 and 5500 systems.
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