Ethylene Oxide/CO2 Mixture
Ethylene Oxide (ETO) is a common gas used for low temperature sterilization. It is a colorless, poisonous gas that attacks the cellular proteins and nucleic acids of microorganisms. It is most commonly mixed with CO2 as sterilization gas and used to sterilize instruments with long lumens such as endoscopes and all materials that have to be sterilized but cannot withstand higher temperature.
The proportion of ETO sterilization gas we mainly provide
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Application: Leather, paper, coins, scrap items and other goods; Transport warehouse, containers, stacking cargo space, medical equipment and empty tanks.
EO/ETO (also known as Ethylene oxide) sterilant gas is a simple chemical compound that is commonly used for gaseous sterilization of disposable healthcare and Industrial products. A wide variety of materials and components commonly used in the manufacture of these products may undergo ethylene oxide sterilization in their final breathable packaging configuration. It is use for to destroy microbial organisms like spore, virus, bacteria, fungi etc
EO/ ETO is the actual sterilant and carbon dioxide is used as a Carrier Gas or propellant in place of Freon or Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12) which is a class-I ozone depleting substance and use of Freon is banned as they are harmful to the environment
- Chemicals: Etylene oxide is used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals. This application often needs extremely high volumes, however in cases where lower volumes are needed, Linde can offer appropriate supply solutions.
- Medical: Ethylene oxide is used by the majority of Linde’s customers as a sterilant. There are two major markets for sterilants, medical sterilisation and food sterilisation (nuts, spices etc.). Ethylene oxide gas as a biocidal product kills bacteria, mould, and fungi and can therefore be used to sterilise substances that would be damaged by sterilising techniques such as pasteurisation that rely on heat. Therefore it is widely used to sterilise medical supplies such as bandages, sutures, and surgical implements.
- Pharma & biotechnology: Used in the production of antibiotics.