Sterile silicone impregnated wipes make cleanroom maintenance easier
When maintaining cleanrooms, the important issues of GMP can be overlooked. For example, cleanroom machinery is likely to have moving parts that need regular lubrication in order to keep them in good working order. However, due to the lack of readily available sterile silicone, some operators will still use undiluted, standard silicone. This does not adhere to GMP because an unacceptable residue will be left behind and if the silicone is not sterile, it should not be allowed into the cleanroom at all.
Shield Medicare has the answer – a sterile silicone impregnated wipe in its popular “pouch wipe” format. Klerwipe-CR Sterile Silicone Wipes offer a controlled and convenient method of applying silicone to moving parts, such as repeater pumps and filling lines. Silicone is an excellent non-sticky lubricant that can also be used to maintain the condition of materials like rubber, used in a variety of seals and closures, such as isolator cabinet seals.
The highly absorbent, low particulate pouch wipes allow rapid and accurate coverage. The wipes remain wet throughout use ensuring a consistent application of silicone to the required surface area. Each sterile, double bagged, resealable pouch contains only 15 wipes which is sufficient for most uses without compromising sterility.
Neither the silicone nor the wipe material contains any chemical binders and the design of the wipe ensures that only a light coating of silicone remains on the surface, preventing excessive build up. In addition to this, the silicone in the wipes is carried in Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) which will evaporate completely, leaving no residue.
The polythene packaging is easy to spray and wipe for efficient transfer and features "Klertear", which makes the package easy to open, even when wearing gloves.
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