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Buying steam autoclave tape? We’ll beat the price of your current supplier!

Lead & Latex Free Autoclave Tape

Price-beating promise on all autoclave tape


Temperature Indicators can now supply very high quality Class 1 autoclave tape for steam sterilisation autoclaves.

This process indicator tape is lead & latex free and available ex-stock in two sizes, 18mm and 24mm, both 50m length. This tape, unlike many on the market, is not made in China but in North America and performs to the highest standards. It conforms to ISO 11140-1:2009 (Class 1) specification and the ink changes from beige/light green to black when exposed to a suitable process.

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in the UK, Temperature Indicators only supplies visual indicators that are used to give users the clearest and most reliable indication of temperature change or exposure to sterilant media. A full range of instrument washer validation indicators are also available: the Wash Check range manufactured by SteriTec in the USA, and a full range of SteriTec time and temperature integrators to conform to other ISO standards, including steam, dry heat, pre-vacuum, Formaldehyde and EtO sterilisation processes. With 25 years experience and stock available to ship next day, customers can rely on prompt deliveries of high quality products that are 100% accurate. We offer the best available products at highly competitive prices and ship worldwide.

Many people will already be buying this kind of tape, so Temperature Indicators offer to beat the current price of all existing IDSc members’ existing suppliers – and have done so already for several UK hospitals. You can also request a free sample of this autoclave tape by emailing sales@temperature-indicators.co.uk

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Steris to stop selling Hydrogen Peroxide Indicator

We’ve learnt today that Steris are discontinuing their Hydrogen Peroxide indicator product.

As this is a widely used medical sterilisation indicator, a number of organisations have been in touch to ask if we can supply an equivalent product. That product is the SteriTec Cross Check P, and can be found here:

Cross Checks P

Steritec Cross-Checks P indicator

Please note that Steris and SteriTec are unconnected.

If you have any questions about this product then please email us.

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Interesting Sterilisation Application…

We’ve been contacted by a company looking to incorporate a sterilization ink on a bag used to contain medical instruments. As it turns out, this isn’t as easy as printing a sterilization ink directly onto the surface of the bag. Here’s what one of our colleagues at SteriTec in the USA had to say about this seemingly easy process:

“There are some problems with this.  The printing process has a lot to do with the performance of the ink.  The printing process affects ink performance and will lead to variation in the performance of the indicator if the printing process isn’t properly controlled. The way we achieve this is to keep the printing process in house and provide  quality control and testing support during the printing.”

The way to achieve this with some reliability and consistency is to print the ink onto a label and to apply that to the bag or item, either manually or using something like a Zebra roll printer. It’s essential to monitor the process from start to finish – so that’s what happens.

If you’re interested in this kind of application, please feel free to contact us.

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New product – Protein Test with outstanding sensitivity

Steritec Protein Test

Steritec Wash-Checks Pro Protein Test

We’re about to launch a new SteriTec product for the medical sector – a swab protein test that will detect protein quantities as small as 4µg, with practically instantaneous results. No incubation is required, it is a rapid, easy to use indication kit with proven reliability. We’ll have more information very soon….

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Interesting refrigeration enquiries

We’re getting a lot of enquiries for people wanting to monitor refrigerated food items in transit, not only to check they don’t go over particular temperature thresholds but also to make sure they don’t get too cold.

Monitoring refrigerated items can be done using the Chillchecker and the descending temperature can be measured by using the Tempasure product.

These indicators are very accurate, reliable and tried and tested. We are often asked if there are any ways to vary the temperatures available and sadly it can’t be done – the indicators are rather precise things that have been developed over many years to function within very strict parameters and basically, if it doesnt exist, it can’t be done commercially! Nevertheless we try and cover the majority of requirements.

If you want more information or advice on a specific application then please email us, we’re happy to help. We learnt a long time ago that every enquiry is different.

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