Our world-class Microcare Medical Critical Cleaning Lab chemists are ready to help find your best cleaning fluids and processes for your particular medical device manufacturing application.
MicroCare Medical provides high-purity cleaning, coating and lubricating products for the medical device sector.
The company’s products are built on a legacy of chemical engineering excellence, resulting in some of the most advanced, environmentally progressive and sustainable medical device coatings, lubricants and cleaners today.
MicroCare provides both standard and customised formulas for successful medical device manufacturing. All make manufacturing better, faster, safer and at the lowest cost-per-part.
Dry lubricant to reduce sticking and friction
Duraglide Dry Lubricant features a proprietary polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micro-dispersion that lubricates parts that pivot, twist or slide. It reduces ‘stiction’ and required actuation strength by up to 25%, making it ideal for devices with complex movements such as cutting tools, staplers, catheters and hypo tubes.
Duraglide is fast-drying and non-migrating, producing a smooth and uniform coating on any surface. It is bioburden hostile and works with all commercial sterilisation procedures. Duraglide is the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) 10993 certified for easy cleanroom validation.
Carrier fluid for medical-grade lubricants
Our non-flammable MicroCare Universal Carrier Fluid carries and deposits medical-grade silicone lubricants onto medical parts and devices.
Universal Carrier Fluid evaporates quickly, resulting in a consistently thin coat of silicone on surfaces. It is safe, fast and easy to use, as well as hostile to bioburden.
MicroCare Medical customises the carrier fluid to each specification to address all dispensing challenges, materials compatibility, and coating concentration.
Swelling fluid for medical device assembly
Swellex Swelling fluid improves medical device assembly by allowing polyurethane and other thermoelastic tubing to slide over a barbed fitting or other connectors. It is ideal for use with intravenous (IV) tubes and bags, drainage catheters, dialysis machine tubing and other products using tubing and hoses.
It forms a tight, leakproof and secure grip over the fitting, no matter how complex the geometry. Swellex works on thin walls and even softer, larger diameter tubing. Safer than aggressive hexane, it has a low global warming potential (GWP) and complies with most air quality regulations.
Fluids for medical device parts cleaning and binder extraction
Tergo Metal Cleaning Fluid (MCF) and Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid (CFCF) are sustainable precision cleaning fluids used in vapour degreasing.
Tergo MCF cleans heavy hydrocarbons, greases, waxes and silicone soils, and is a 3D/Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) parts debinder. Tergo CFCF is a non-halogenated, non-chlorinated fluid that cleans at a very high temperature to remove stubborn soils.
Both are non-flammable, non-pyrogenic and meet stringent environmental and worker safety regulations. They are drop-in replacements for older solvents such as tetrachloroethylene (PERC), trichloroethylene (TCE) and n-propyl bromide (nPB).
Environmentally sustainable solutions
MicroCare products are sold and shipped across the world, ensuring that products meet all local regulatory requirements. The company offers sustainable products with low GWP, low ozone-depleting potential (ODP) and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
MicroCare Medical helps restrict worker exposure, minimise water pollution, control harmful emissions and limit waste disposal. The company provides the best solutions for cleaning, lubricating and coating while protecting workers and avoiding damage to the planet.
Application specialists to solve device cleaning, lubricating and coating challenges
The unrivalled MicroCare Medical chemistries and the depth of the company’s technical knowledge earn it the loyalty of thousands of satisfied customers around the globe. Its world-class chemists bring years of innovative research, developing the best speciality fluids to solve unique device cleaning, lubricating and coating challenges.
They help to troubleshoot current methods by performing contamination analysis and cleaning trials to give recommendations on the best products and process for individual needs.
The MicroCare Medical knowledgeable application specialists guide its clients throughout manufacturing processes, including on-site audits, product recommendations, cleaning system design and ongoing safety training.
Demanding medical device performance often requires components manufactured to very precise specifications. Lubricants, dust, particulate, fingerprints or production contamination must be removed prior to processing or assembly.
The MicroCare Medical Application Specialists guide you throughout your medical device manufacturing processes with on-site audits, product recommendations, cleaning system design and on-going safety training.
MicroCare™ Universal Carrier Fluid carries and places medical-grade silicone lubricant onto medical tools and parts including sharps, needles and cannulas. It is also used as a cleaner for removing PDMS from parts, tubes and machinery during maintenance and service.
Vapour degreasing is an industrial cleaning method for medical devices and parts. Vapour degreasing uses cleaning fluid immersion, along with vapour rinsing and drying, to clean all types of grease, wax, flux, oil and particulate from parts.
In some cases, friction impacts the functionality of a medical device. Duraglide Dry Lubricant helps overcome those situations, by reducing the actuation forces by 25-30%.
Medical device fabricators are using new and more sophisticated components to incorporate into their device designs. Patients want portable, small devices with better performance. This includes devices with tubes such as drainage catheters, IV tubes and bags, dialysis machine tubing.
Lubricating coatings reduce the sticking and friction of medical devices and parts that slide, shear, twist, rock or pivot. They resolve the “stiction” problems commonly found in surface-to-surface assemblies.
Today’s cleaning and coating fluid technologies and related vapour degreasing machines bring value to medical device and parts manufacturing. They are ideal for cleanroom fabrication and assembly operations and comply with both strict process and bioburden controls.
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