262022Jan
Medical Enzymatic Detergent and Aluminum Compatibility

Medical Enzymatic Detergent and Aluminum Compatibility

Why are we seeing dark grey streaks and haze on our aluminum sterilization containers? This question was posed by a sterile processing manager after a new washer was installed along with new detergent recommended by the washer manufacturer. The new detergent consistently passed weekly cleaning tests. Could a good cleaning agent also cause discoloration?

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92021Mar
Germicidal Detergents in Sterile Processing

Germicidal Detergents in Sterile Processing

Germicidal detergents are an important tool for Sterile Processing Departments. They may be used for delicate items that cannot be processed through thermal disinfection in washer disinfectors. Germicidal is a generic term for “germ killing”. The terms germicidal, disinfectant and antimicrobial may be used interchangeably.

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