Know at a glance whether packs have been exposed to the sterilization process with our easy-to-read exposure monitoring products. Our exposure monitoring indicator tapes and labels provide clear evidence that packs have been processed. These process indicators undergo a color change when exposed to sterilant.
For best results, always place a Type 1 Process Indicator on the outside of every pack, wrapped tray, container, or peel pouch, unless the internal chemical indicator is readily visible.
3M™ Comply™ Indicator Tapes 1322 and 1355 are exposure monitors that not only seal packs securely, but also provide at-a-glance visual assurance that the package has been exposed to the steam sterilization process. They are Type 1 Process Indicators (as defined by ISO 11140-1:2014) and their purpose is to differentiate between exposed and unexposed packs.
3M™ Comply™ Indicator Tapes for steam now feature redesigned packaging that uses up to 30% less plastic. Made using a sustainable, solvent-free manufacturing process, the indicator tapes are not made using natural rubber latex and are lead-free.
Choosing lead-free products for your facility makes good sense. By eliminating the need for special hazardous waste disposal, you can simplify your operations, avoid the risk of penalties for non-compliance, and enhance your reputation for good environmental stewardship.
3M scientists invented pressure-sensitive tapes more than 80 years ago. This 1955 ad boasts that 3M sold more than 300 pressure-sensitive tapes at that time!
We’ve put that history of adhesive know-how to work to create chemical indicator tapes with reliable adhesion and color-change chemical indicator stripes that indicate exposure to steam sterilization, ethylene oxide sterilization, or hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes.