With the complications of the global Covid19 pandemic continuing to affect so many facets of the world around us, more attention is being paid to how materials are cleaned and prepared to reduce the risk of infectious disease spread.
Decontamination is a major focus and there are various ways sterilization can be completed. Steam autoclaves, gamma radiation and hot air are all commonly used sterilization techniques in the medical industry, all bring different challenges for plastic materials. This complication makes the material selection all the more important at the design phase.
Our friends at Ensinger have compiled a comprehensive list of sterilization techniques that help determine which materials would be idea for those conditions which can be viewed at the following. Sterlization techniques and suitable materials
We hope this information helps find the most suitable materials to help reduce the spread of the pandemic we're all experiencing.
Please reach out to Plastics International today and we'll be happy to help however we can!