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Flexdym Roll - Microfluidic Product Development

The Flexdym rolls are ideal to boost your device product and more cost-effective than our starter pack. The rolls are available in 3 standard lengths: 20 meters, 35 meters or 90 meters. Each roll is approximately 17 cm wide.  The thickness of the sheet is then available in 4 different thicknesses: 250 µm, 750 µm, 1200 µm and 2000 µm.

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Flexdym Roll – Microfluidic Product Development 

Want to boost your microfluidic product development with a scalable alternative to PDMS?

The Flexdym is the new biocompatible alternative to PDMS specifically created for the scale up of microfluidic devices and microfluidic product development, in both academia or industry. Flexdym is ideal for biological applications, such as organ-on-chip and point of care diagnostics, because it is certified biocompatible. More specifically, Flexdym is certified ISO 10993 (parts 4, 5, 6, 10, 11) and UPS Class VI,  tested for toxicity and can be used for medical applications. Other advantages of Flexdym include optical transparency, low molecular sorption properties and reduced gas permeability.

Flexdym is a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) that bonds to a variety of substrates including COC, COP, PS, PC, PMMA, and PDMS. But the bonding strength varies according to the substrate, providing the option between reversible and permanent bonding. For this reason, Flexdym is an excellent option for skin-interfaced microfluidic devices or reversible sealing of microfluidic cartridges.

The Flexdym rolls are the perfect format for users who need a more cost-effective option after testing our starter pack. Here, the price per device decreases dramatically, as the roll length increases. The roll format allows users to boost their chip production, without committing to mass production. It is a intermediate option in the scale-up process of Flexdym technologies.

If you are interested in first testing out the Flexdym polymer, check out our Flexdym Starter Pack. But if you are interested in Flexdym for injection molding and mass production, you should see our Flexdym Pellets.

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Thickness

250 µm, 750 µm, 1200 µm, 2000 µm

Length

20m, 35m, 90m

Width

17.8 cm

Flexdym Rolls To Boost Your Production Rate

Flexdym Roll Sketch Orange | Eden Tech

The Flexdym rolls are available in 3 lengths: 20 m, 35 m and 90 m. They are wrapped in a protective transparent film.

Flexdym Sheet Thickness orange | Eden Tech

The sheets are avaible in 4 thicknesses: 0.25 mm, 0.75 mm, 1.2 mm, and 2 mm. Cutting the sheets to a desired size is easy.

Flexdym microfluidic device image orangeFlexdym roll orange | Eden Tech

Each sheet can be molded using a hot press or our Sublym machine. Depending on the size of the mold, the process can last from 1 to 15 minutes.

Different Roll Sizes

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20 metres

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35 metres

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90 metres

Step-By-Step:
Flexdym Devices

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Cut Flexdym Sheet Sketch orange Flexdym microfluidic device image orangeFlexdym roll orange | Eden Tech

Cut a Flexdym sheet

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Mold Flexdym Sheet Sketch orange | Eden Tech

Mold within 2 minutes

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Create inlet/outlet ports

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Bond Flexdym to substrate

Flexdym Handling

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Create Flexdym Microfluidic Devices in Minutes

A Biocompatible Material that is Scalable.

Flexdym at Different scales | Eden Tech

From Prototyping...

Use Flexdym starter packs or rolls to create chips quickly and easily. Mold Flexdym in 2 minutes using our Sublym machine. The Flexdym protocol length is approx. 15-20 minutes, so you can save time in the lab.

To Mass Production.

The Flexdym pellets are compatible with injection molding machines used in mass production. Now you have the opportunity to turn you technology into a commercial product.

Flexdym Pricing

Flexdym’s pricing is comparable to other widely used microfabrication materials, with the added advantages of being:

Biocompatible

Transparent

Scalable

User-Friendly

flexdym cost microfluidics devices | Eden Tech

Versatility: Flexdym Bonding Strength

POLYSTYRENE (PS)

Strong Bonding, up to several bars.

POLYCARBONATE (PC)

Strong Bonding, up to several bars.

GLASS

Weak Bonding, ranging 500-700 mbar. Best for capillary devices.

POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE (PDMS)

Weak Bonding.

Flexdym - Bonding GIF | Eden Tech

POLYMETHYLMETACRYLATE (PMMA)

Moderate Bonding.

CYCLIC OLEFIN COPOLYMER (COC)

Strong Bonding, reaching several bars.

CYCLIC OLEFIN POLYMER (COP)

Strong Bonding, reaching several bars.

Top Flexdym Applications Right Now.

Cell Culture

Flexdym has lower sorption properties & gas permeability. 

Reversible Seals

Flexdym can bond reversibly to a variety of substrates, acting as a excellent seal on devices.

Valves

Flexdym has an elongation of 700%, meaning it can stretch to 7 times is original size.

Skin-Interfacing

Flexdym is a pressure sensitive adhesive that naturally sticks to the skin.

Flexdym Application: Cell Culture

Flexdym Application: Diagnostics

Flexdym Mechanical Properties.

Flexdym combines properties of thermoplastics and elastomers. This explains it’s elasticity (Young Modulus of 1.15 MPa) and simultaneous ability to be hot embossed. 

Molding Flexdym:
The Sublym Machine vs. A Hot Press

Sublym hot embossing machine for microfluidics fabrication

Sublym100 Machine

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Optimized for Flexdym molding in only 1-2 minutes!

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Compact & User-friendly design that requires little to no training.

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Dramatically cheaper than most standard clean room equipment. This small investment is an opportunity for you to begin exploring microfluidics.

Hotpress CHECK

Classic Hot Press

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Not optimized for Flexdym molding, therefore longer  molding time.

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Less easy to use alternative for the Sublym100.

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Slightly more expensive than the Sublym100, but a standard piece of equipment which is generally installed in fabrication facilities.

Molds For Hot Embossing

Expoxy-resin mold | Eden Tech

Epoxy Resin Mold

Epoxy resin molds are one of the best options for hot embossing. They remain robust through repeated molding cycles. Our Epoxym kit enables the fabrication of epoxy mold replicas from Silicon wafers.

Glass Mold

Glass Mold

Etched glass molds are another robust option for hot embossing. 

Metal Mold

Metal Mold

Metal molds, such as those made from aluminium, are a good option. 

Silicon Wafer

Silicon Wafer

The least ideal option for hot embossing are SU-8 & silicon wafers, due to their fragility and ease of breakage. However, when carefully handled and coated with non-stick spray, they may do the trick. 

Flexdym Brochures & Documents

Who are Flexdym Users?

Flexdym New Material for Academic Microfluidics Prototyping | Eden Tech
Flexdym New Material for Academic Microfluidics Industrial R&D | Eden Tech
Flexdym New Material for R&D biotech start-ups | Eden Tech
Flexdym New Microfabrication material for R&D device fabs | Eden Tech

What Flexdym Users Say...

" We are having a great experience using Flexdym sheets to develop our organ-on-chip technology! The protocol is more user-friendly and less messy than what we were used to with PDMS. You skip all the prep work! No mixing or degassing. Eden also provides great customer service throughout the entire process, making it easier for us to advance towards commercializing our devices. "
CTO Finnadvance Tuan Nguyen
Tuan Nguyen
CTO at Finnadvance
"[...] the Flexdym polymer has become for us an exciting microfluidic medium, allowing us to develop new applications in analytical chemistry as well as cell culture. With original material properties and an excellent capacity for protytping, Eden's materials, instruments and knowledge contributed to develop our autonomy with thermoplastic microfluidics."
Hugo Salmon Tabrizian group, McGill University
Hugo Salmon
McGill University

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