Mediprene TPE Sterilization Tests
Representative Mediprene grades have been sterilized via:
- Ethylene oxide (EtO)
- Gamma Irradiation
- Steam / Autoclave
Test Specimens for tensile tests were punched out of injection-moulded plaques. All mechanical test values refer to tensile testing of the material parallel with the flow direction. Changes reported have been calculated by comparing values for sterilized specimens with the corresponding values for the unsterilized reference.
A guide detailing the test results is available to download here
Investigation shows that EtO is the most gentle sterilization method for Mediprene TPEs.