By now, you probably already know that radio frequency welding is a complex, yet popular process for bonding the surfaces of materials by using electromagnetic energy and pressure. You may even be familiar with the ways that some industries use it, since it is a popular method to create many products.
Within the medical and pharmaceutical industries, there are several ways they use radio frequency welding, because of its versatility as a solution for production. RF welding is a popular choice when creating things that need to be consistently high quality and safe.
Why RF Welding is so Useful for Medical and Pharmaceutical Products
RF welding is a process that creates seams on products that are not only strong and durable, but also watertight, airtight, and leak proof. Naturally, these are qualities often desired in the medical community, as contamination is a concern and keeping products and materials sterile is important.
Products such as intravenous drugs, blood and saline all need to remain sterile for human use within hospitals, and RF welding creates seams that are able to maintain sterility.
Medical Containment Bags and More
In addition to medical containment bags, like the aforementioned IV bags, the medical and pharmaceutical industries can also use radio frequency welding in other ways. Because chemical bonding, which requires the use of harsh chemical adhesives, can wear out and become unreliable after the adhesive has worn out or been exposed to extreme temperatures, industries seek the reliability of radio frequency-welded products.
Typically, the materials used to craft these products include PVC, TPU and other polymers, creating an extremely safe seal. Other types of products that can be used in the medical industry after being fabricated through the process of radio frequency welding include things like pressure cuffs for blood pressure machines, covers for mattresses that prevent contamination, dust covers, oxygen bags, and more.
RF welding can also create bags for storing medical tools, keeping them sterile until needed.
Radio frequency welding is beneficial for a number of different industries and products, not just medicine and pharmacy. If you think your product could be made with RF welding, or you would like more information about the process, feel free to contact SealWerks today.