STERIS Steam and Gas Process Indicator Tapes are available for use in wrapping packs for steam and ethylene oxide. The steam tape can be used at 121 ºC (250 ºF), 132 ºC (270 ºF), and 134 ºC (273 ºF). The ethylene oxide (EO) Indicator Tape has the word “GAS” printed on it in a red color that changes to green upon exposure to EO. Both tapes’ surfaces can be written on with indelible ink without smearing or bleeding.
HOW INDICATOR TAPE WORKS
STERIS Indicator Tapes are self-adhering tapes with a chemical indicator printed on one side. They can be used to seal packages that are to be sterilized. After processing, the printing will change color and provide a clear indication that the package has been processed.
WHY INDICATOR TAPE?
- Productivity – Clear color change provides an immediate indication of processing.
- Flexibility – Steam tape will respond to various cycles from 121 to 134 ºC.
- Ease of Use – Additional information can be written directly on tape surface.
- Reliability – Lot number on packaging for traceable results.