MicroCare Medical®, the industry’s leading supplier of advanced cleaners, coatings and lubricants for medical devices, will use MDM West Expo in Anaheim, CA from 7-9 February, as the platform in which to highlight an innovative new cleaning chemistry, Tergo™ Metal Cleaning Fluid.
The new Tergo™ Metal Cleaning Fluid is a highly effective double-duty cleaner, easily degreasing metal parts and defluxing circuit boards. It is designed to replace hydrocarbon degreasers, plus nPB, TCE, PFCs and other old-style solvents. It is one of the strongest vapor degreasing fluids on the market (high kb value) yet it is compatible with most materials of construction including metals, ceramics, most durable plastics and elastomers. This rugged formula can be used in the aerospace, automotive, medical, extraction and industrial sectors.
The secret to this new product is the non-flammable chemistry specifically engineered to enhance degreasing applications. This fluid also does not require chemical stabilizers or scavengers to prevent it from breaking down in the presence of water or white metals. The unique, patent-pending mix of chemistries enables simpler, faster, better and less expensive cleaning while meeting stringent environmental and worker safety regulations.
“Medical devices are manufactured in a controlled environment subject to stringent regulations and validation safeguards,” noted Jay Tourigny, senior vice president for MicroCare. “The new Tergo™ fluid enables fast, thorough and consistent cleaning of intricate designs in that controlled environment without the bio burden problems and complexities associated with water cleaning. It’s a win-win, for everybody.”
Vapor degreasing is one of the most effective methods to clean medical devices because the actual process requires minimal space in a cleanroom, is simple, repeatable and easy to validiate. Tergo™ Metal Cleaning Fluid is compatible with existing vapor degreasing equipment and is a drop-in replacement for many older degreasing chemistries that are under environmental, health, safety or economic pressures. It is compliant with all the current and proposed environmental, health and safety regulations.
Meet the MicroCare team at booth #2922 from 7-9 February 2017 at MDM West in Anahiem.