Surgical instruments are typically cleaned and wrapped or placed in a reusable metal container before steam-autoclave sterilization. A variety of wrapping materials are used in hospitals, and all packs are individually labeled for identification and traceability. For labeling wraps or pouches in hospitals, our RP3H adhesive is the optimum choice as it can withstand the extremes of steam-autoclave sterilization.
RP3H is sterilization resistant and retains excellent adhesion in the steam, pressure, wetness, and heat of the autoclave process without the use of additional sealing tape to secure label adhesion. Our label faces accommodate swelling and shrinkage of the different wrapping materials during and after processing, and will remain attached to operation kits right up to re-use in surgery.
When you need to label Tyvek® or paper sterilization pouches for medical devices, our RPMD adhesive is designed to have good adhesion on the various surfaces used. RPMD tolerates all the main sterilization methods used in the medical devices industry.
Our label face materials ensure print remains legible during and after sterilization and remain reliable for the entire shelf life of sterile wraps and pouches. They have good TTR and ink-jet printing qualities and are ideal to fulfill the needs of Unique Device Identification (UDI).