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Stericator™ Steam

Sterilisation 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 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.

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The Stericator steam sterilisation indicator labels and tape are process indicators to identify processed and non processed products. The Stericator steam labels should not be used as dosimeters.


Stericator sterilisation indicator labels are Self adhesive, 12mm diameter, 5000 per reel, 1 dot per width, also available as a tape.

Order Size

Flexible order quantities are available, in multiples of 5000 sterilisation indicator labels.


Lead Time

Stericator Steam sterilisation indicator labels and tape are less than 4 weeks to dispatch from receipt of order.

Technical Specification

Stericator Steam sterilisation 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 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 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.