Sterilisation Chemical Indicator Labels & Tape
Steam for Sterilisation
Steam Sterilisation is a simple yet very effective decontamination method. Sterilisation is achieved by exposing products to saturated steam at high temperatures (121°C to 134°C). Product(s) are placed in a device called the autoclave and heated through pressurised steam to kill all micro-organisms including spores.
Our Stericator™ Steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels and tape can be used as qualitative process indicators to ensure full and proper sterilisation has occurred.
• Consistent colour change on a uniform sterilisation indicator label from pink to black
• Each sterilisation indicator label and tape batch is validated in-house
• The chemistry and product ranges have been completely developed in house for our sterilisation indicator labels and tape
• Sterilisation indicator labels are supplied as 12.5mm dots in diameter with self adhesive backing
Also unlike many of the competitive sterilisation indicator labels and tapes Stericator™ Steam contains no heavy metals.
The Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels and tape are process indicators to identify processed and non processed products. The Stericator™ steam labels should not be used as dosimeters.
The Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels are self-adhesive, 12mm diameter, 5000 per reel, 1 dot per width, also available as a tape.
The Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels are available in flexible order quantities in multiples of 5000 sterilisation indicator labels.
The Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels and tape are less than 4 weeks to despatch from receipt of order.
The Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical process indicator labels are heavy metal-free indicator labels which undergo a visual colour change from pink to black when exposed to steam. The indicator labels are designed for use in hospital steam autoclaves operating at 121ºC / 1 bar or 134ºC / 2 bar.
Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical process indicator labels are Class 1 process indicator labels and are manufactured in compliance with ISO 11140-1:2005 “Sterilisation of health care products – Chemical indicators – Part 1: General requirements.
Shelf Life and Storage
Stericator™ steam sterilisation chemical indicator labels have a shelf life of 18 months from the date of manufacture prior to use, provided they are stored in ambient conditions below 20°C and 50% R.H. and away from direct sunlight.