Solvents are an excellent choice for cleaning medical devices during manufacturing because most of these choices easily solubilize hydrocarbon contaminates and lift particulate. Most of these fluids are hostile to pyrogens, which simplifies cleaning and minimizes any bioburden.
Many products require leak free silicone tubing assemblies. To assemble leak free silicone tube systems the connections must be tight. This means assembling those devices can be laborious. SwellEx™ fluids makes silicone hose assemblies fast and easy, forming seals that are strong and leak-proof.
Halogenated fluids are used as carriers for a variety of solids, glues, inks and particulates because they have good solubility and are nonflammable, which maximes safety. The MicroCare fluids evaporate completely and leave no residues (other than the coating or powder being deposited on the substrate).
Surface cleaning is a critical application for medical device manufacturers. The need to clean work spaces, tools, soldering systems, racks and countertops mean that the best products are needed. The best choices will be nonflammable, fast-drying, environmentally benign, safe for people, and affordable
Silicone removal is difficult because silicone is such a remarkable polymer. It is affordable, easy to handle, very stable, resistant to heat, electrically insulative, inert toxicologically, and resistant to alkalines and acids. But MicroCare products remove silicone easily, which can save time and offer economic advantages unavailable from any other technology.