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Author Plastics Design Library Staff, Author

Title Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers
Published Burlington : William Andrew, Inc., Jan. 1993 Saint Louis : Elsevier Science & Technology Books [distributor]
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Description 1 online resource (0470 pages)
Series PDL Handbook Ser
PDL Handbook Ser
Summary Annotation A reference that presents an extensive compilation of how sterilization methods (i.e., steam autoclave, gamma radiation, electron beam radiation, ethylene oxide, etc.) and other exposure media, incident to the sterilization process, affect the properties and characteristics of plastics and elastomers. Information is provided in graphical, tabular, and textual formats. The data provided ranges from a general overview of the compatibility of various plastics and elastomers to sterilization methods to detailed discussions and test results. There is a detailed glossary of terms, including descriptions of test methods, and a detailed presentation of source documentation. The volume also presents data on the resistance of plastics and elastomers to chemicals used in sterilization and to other fluids of medical significance. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or
Annotation Sterilization of plastic parts in medical devices, packaging equipment, and numerous other applications is imperative. A keen understanding of how plastic components will stand up to the rigors of various sterilization processes is crucial in these markets
Audience Scholarly & Professional William Andrew, Incorporated
Notes English
Subject Biomedical materials -- Effect of radiation on -- Tables.
Biomedical materials -- Testing -- Tables.
Elastomers -- Chemical resistance -- Tables.
Medical instruments and apparatus -- Sterilization -- Tables.
Medical supplies -- Sterilization -- Tables.
Polymers in medicine -- Tables.
Polymers -- Chemical resistance -- Tables.
Radiation sterilization -- Tables.
Genre/Form Tables.
Tables (Data)
Form Electronic book
Author Woishnis, William A., editor editor
ISBN 0815520042
1884207103 (Trade Cloth)