Aksa Convertex Steriliants Pvt Ltd - the company manufacturing the SafEo gas cartridges was formed by like-minded professionals from AKSA (www.aksaster.com) which was established in 1991 and who pioneered the design of 100% Ethylene Oxide based sterilizers using 100% Pure E.O. cartridges as the sterilant in India and CONVERTEX – a company dedicated to manufacturing E.O. formulations since 1998 and who have been one of the leading suppliers of E.O. mixtures and Pure E.O.
The idea behind the formation of this joint effort was to provide the E.O. gas sterilizer user with a stable, good quality and readily available gas cartridge source.
Small but correct amount of E.O present in each cartridge adds to safety.
Transportation and Handling expenses reduced drastically.
No external piping or valve systems which are a potential gas hazard.
100 % E.O cartridge assures no depletion of ozone layer.
The traditional method of Sterilisation of surgical instruments has been by autoclaving and dry heating. But these methods are not suitable for sterilizing heat labile materials like plastic, rubber, electronic equipment, medicaments etc. owing to their being susceptible to high temperatures.
SafEo - A SAFER ALTERNATIVE
The use of measured dosage in our SafEo cartridges is a much safer alternative compared to gas cylinders and has many more advantages:
+ Correct and measured dosage suitable for the size of sterilizer, assures secure sterilization every time and hence no chance of over dosage which can lead to residual EO or under dosage which can lead to sterilisation failure.
Ethylene Oxide is toxic and highly flammable in nature. It is a colourless liquefied compressed gas with no distinct smell and is soluble in water. It is heavier than Air and has a Lower Explosive limit of 3% and a Higher Explosive Limit of 100% with a low flash point of (-15 degrees centigrade) which renders this gas, explosive and dangerous. E.O. is classified as a cancer and reproductive hazard. In case of fire, use Carbon Di - Oxide or dry chemical fire extinguishers. Burning of ethylene oxide is extinguished when diluted to 24 volumes with water.
A readymade solution for gas sterilization using the optimum required gas quantity in disposable single use cartridge , ensuring correct dosage everytime ; easy and convenient handling and safety of use. The cartridge containing ethylene oxide is made of seamless aluminum. The cartridge cap is made of tin-plated steel. The minimum shelf life for cartridges is thirty six months from the date stamped on the cartridge and on the label of each box. The cartridges can be used even after this period. It is advisable to weigh each cartridge before use to ascertain the quantity of gas used for each cycle.