Ethylene Oxide is considered the most universal sterilant. It may be used for sterilization of most medical devices. Materials that are heat and moisture sensitive, or sensitive to the chemical used in other sterilants, often have no issue with Ethylene Oxide. It is the second most common sterilization process in medical applications, due to this effectiveness. Tempilinks are most commonly used in producing Type 1 process indicators. They may also be used as elements to help create other Types of chemical indicators.
Note: Colors shown are representative only. Individual results will vary based on ink laydown, substrate printed, and other printing variables.
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