|Tape Length||10-20 m|
consists of a non-cellulosic plastic backing material with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side and green indicator stripes on the other side. The chemical indicator stripes turn from green to yellow after exposure to vapor hydrogen peroxide in sterilization processes which is a combination of vapor hydrogen peroxide and plasma commonly referred to as gas plasma. This sterilization indicator tape is used to secure wrapped packs that go into sterilizer and verify the packs that have been exposed to Hydrogen Peroxide. Indicator color does not fade when exposed to light.
The complete color change is a process of 15 to 20 minutes at 121/250 H in a gravity cycle and 6 minutes in both a 132/270H gravity and vacuum-assisted cycle. When completely processed the color changes from white to dark black.
This steam indicator tape is used to secure the packs that have been wrapped with woven, non-woven, treated woven, paper and paper/plastic wraps. After the sterilization process is complete, the tape can easily be removed and cleaned, with no adhesive residue.
Steam indicator tapes generally find application for immediate identification of the processed items while they also secure sterilization packs. Color change indicators are used to verify the exposure to the sterilization process.