Dr Martin P. Smyth

Senior Scientific Principal


Personal Biography

Martin Smyth is the Global Technical Lead within Product Development at Henkel General Industry SBU for Instant Adhesives.  This includes the key Cyanoacrylate and Light Curing Adhesive Technologies.   He is with Henkel since 2005 and has developed many products and product ranges in that time.  He previously worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  Martin has a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry and an MBA, both from University College Dublin.

Presentation Abstract

New adhesives for the medical device industry

UV and Visible light curing of acrylate adhesives is a technology that continues to grow due to its favourable industrial applicability particularly for Medical device application.  In this presentation we will outline the approach of Henkel to the medical device industry and introduce a variety of new LED curable technologies.  These new materials exhibit a range of features including low viscosity, good tack free performance, excellent bond strengths and adhesion to many different substrate types.  We will also reference recent advancements in LED curable equipment designed to match these adhesives.

Presentation Time

Breakout X: Adhesives and sealants for high performance applications

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:00 - 10:30

FEICA Conference