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By Anais Eusebio - 2nd March, 2021 | Posted in All sector
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For years, facilities have favoured the chemical disinfection process, but we are ready to offer our clients the latest and most efficient form of disinfection.

Explore the thermal disinfection process

Here at Sychem, we offer the smartest and safest options for Disinfection. Our products range includes chemical disinfection consumables and a range of capital equipment, manufactured by our partner Steelco S.p.A, that offer a Thermal Disinfection process.
For years, facilities have favoured the Chemical disinfection process, but we are ready to offer our clients the latest and most efficient form of Disinfection.

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What is disinfection?

Disinfection is the process of eliminating almost all pathogenic microorganisms from a surface, via the use of either chemicals or heat. The disinfection process is essential in the Healthcare, Laboratory & Life science sectors and many more. Nosocomial infections such as the Norwalk virus, MRSA, and various others affect hundreds of thousands of people globally every year. By carrying out the disinfection process correctly, it considerably lowers the risk of infection.

In the past, the disinfection process used chemicals to rid a surface of bacterial microorganisms, however there are other ways to disinfect, including a technique called Thermal Disinfection.

What is thermal disinfection?

The thermal disinfection process takes place when using moist heat to kill bacteria and viruses, by exposing them to a specific temperature for a set amount of time. The high-temperature process of Thermal Disinfection can destroy the proteins in bacteria- as the live proteins cannot withstand heat exposure of this kind. This results in the live proteins being destroyed, thus rendering the bacteria lifeless and inert.

Why use thermal disinfection?

Thermal disinfection is a safe and secure process used by a range of industries, including hospitals, vets, dental clinics, and care homes to ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare workers. Instead of using a chemical disinfectant, this process ensures no harmful chemicals are left on the medical equipment and reduces the risk that comes with handling dangerous chemicals. Using the process of Thermal Disinfection also improves the compliance of infection control and can destroy many types of bacteria, making it ideal for use in the Healthcare industry. The use of our Steelco autoclaves when undertaking the disinfection process prevents the risk of cross-contamination and lowers the risk for the health workers using the instruments.

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Our diverse range of Steelco autoclaves use thermal disinfection to rid equipment of pathogens and bacteria, without the use of potentially harmful and dangerous chemicals.

Browse our range of Steelco autoclaves for use in various industries, and find out more about our partnership with Steelco.




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