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Neutral pH all-in-ONEcleaner detergent cleaning concentrates have  been shown to be effective in optimizing the efficacy of the passive oxide layer. This will provide a longer life for stainless steel surgery instruments. 

Surgical instrument cleaner concentrates with a high or low pH erode the passive layer.

Virtually all manufacturers of surgical instruments and surgical instrument containers recommend using a neutral ph detergent.  Interpreting Rust Yellow-brown to Dark-brown Stains or Spots Yellow-brown to dark-brown stains or spots on surgical stainless steel instruments are frequently mistaken for rust. These residue deposits stains or spots arranged in groups or along edges or in crevices are usually the instrument being exposed to result of high chloride content. They will lead to pitting of the surgical instrument surface.

Virtually all manufacturers of surgical instruments recommend the use of neutral pH surgical instrument cleaner concentrates.

manufacturers 
of surgical instruments recommend

Do not use high acidic (pH <4) or high alkaline (pH >10) products for disinfection or cleaning, since these can corrode metal, cause  discoloration or stress fractures. Do not use abrasive pads or abrasive Cleaning Concentrates , which will scratch the surface allowing dirt and water deposits to collect. Abrasive cleaning will remove the protective passive layer.

Do not use surgical instrument cleaning concentrates with high concentrations of chlorine bleach to clean or disinfect stainless steel instruments, as pitting will occur. Never use bleach to clean any surgical instruments. The high pH of bleach causes surface deposits of brown stains and might even corrode the instrument. Even high quality stainless steel is not impervious to an acidic bleach solution. Sort instruments by similar metal for subsequent processing so that electrolytic deposition (galvanic corrosion) due to contact between dissimilar metals will not occur. Neutral pH surgical instrument cleaning solutions are recommended by all surgical instrument and container manufacturers.

The all-in-one enzyme surgical instrument cleaners delvers water softeners that treat the source water to counter the corrosive effects of source hard water that contains high mineral levels, and a free rinsing ingredient breaks the surface tension of the final rinse for spotless and residue free surgical instruments.

The all-in-ONE enzyme detergent lubricant cleaner is designed to deliver all of the ingredients necessary for effectively cleaning and maintaining surgical instrument stainless steel.

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