Sterilization indicator tapes

SPECIFIC USE – DESCRIPTION

Self-adhesive sterilisation indicator tapes made of semicreped paper. It sticks on different surfaces such as plastic, metal, fabrics, paper, cardboard, etc. The tapes have high tack adhesive and they offer good resistance to heat and moisture. Also, the tapes are resistant and it is hard to break them.

Do not use as a validator of sterilisers or sterilisation processes.

Code 191050

Tape designed to check what individual units have been exposed to Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilisation. Also, it is used to distinguish between sterilised and no sterilised units during their storage. The word GAS in brown changes its colour into green after the EO sterilisation, by the following specifications:

  • Exposition to 500 mg/l EO and 60% of relative humidity (RH) for minimum 30 min. at 30 °C.
  • Exposition to 12% EO and 60% of relative humidity (RH) for minimum 48 min. at 54 °C.
  • Total thickness: 160 μm Adhesion: 3.0 N/cm

Code 191051

Tape designed to use with individual units, to check if the units have been exposed to dry heat/ poupinel sterilisation, and to distinguish between sterilised units and no sterilised units during their storage. It must not be used in wet processes. Signals in V shape convert themselves from light green into intense green when it has been sterilised according to the following specifications:

  • Exposition in dry air at 160 °C or more for minimum 30 minutes.
  • Total thickness: 150 μm
  • Iron adhesion: 4-5 N/cm
  • MD Stretching to break: 10%

Code 191052

Tape designed to be used with individual units to show that they have been exposed to steam (autoclave) sterilisation, and to distinguish between sterilised units and non sterilised units. Not to be used in any other process than steam sterilisation (autoclave). The tape is lead free. Yellow printed strips turn to brown after the sterilisation of the tape by the following specifications:

  • Exposition at 121 °C for 10 min.
  • Exposition at 134 °C for 2 min.
  • Total thickness: 100 μm Iron adhesion: 7N/25mm MD
  • Stretching to break: 10%

This code meets the requirements of ISO 11140-1:2005 for Class 1 indicators process for steam sterilization.

SUGGESTIONS AND VALIDITY OF THE PRODUCT

It is recommended to keep the product into its original packaging before being sterilised. Store it in a dry place, to avoid extreme temperatures, steam and direct sunlight.

Once used, store it between 15 °C and 25 °C and in RH between 35% and 50%.
Validity of the product:  191052: 36 months from the production date. 191050 and 191051: 24 months from the production date.
The tapes can be glued for 18 months.

code description characteristics length case qty. case weight case vol.
191050 For EO 19 mm 50 m 8 0,93 0,0027
191051 For dry heat (poupinel) 19 mm 50 m 8 1,06 0,0043
191052 For autoclave 19 mm 50 m 8 1,08 0,0043