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Autoclave Tape

Nev's Ink manufactures autoclave tape, (commonly called autoclave indicator tape) which is used to determine that the items have gone through the sterilization process. Once the taped item has passed through the steam sterilization process, the ink is activated and changes colors. It can adhere directly to the item going through the steam sterilization process and is often used with an autoclave wrap. We offer this tape in two variations: leaded and lead-free.

Leaded : Autoclave tape is used as a process indicator in steam sterilizers and is very well suited for the clinical and research environments. It features an aggressive, pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to adhere to a variety of wraps so that the pack stays secure during sterilization. Leaded autoclave tape can also be used in direct contact with substrates. Leaded Autoclave tape also features a chemical indicator to verify that it has gone through the sterilization process. Black diagonal lines appear on the tape after 10 minutes at 121°C or 2 minutes at 134°C in a steam sterilizer.

Lead-Free : Lead-Free autoclave tape is very well suited for the research environment and is more environmentally friendly than its leaded counterpart due to it being lead and latex free. It features an aggressive, pressure-sensitive adhesive designed to adhere directly to substrates during the sterilization process. After the sterilization process, the tape is designed to remove easily and cleanly. Nev's Ink Lead-Free Autoclave tape also features a chemical indicator to verify that it has gone through the sterilization process. The green stripes will change to black on the tape after 10 minutes at 121°C or 2 minutes at 134°C in a steam sterilizer.

 

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