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RE: Medical Equipment Manufacturing: Degreasers



Have you considered using SAGE to develop alternatives?
SAGE is a comprehensive guide designed to provide pollution prevention
information on solvent and process alternatives for parts cleaning and
degreasing. (SAGE was developed by the Surface Cleaning Program at Research
Triangle Institute in cooperation with the U.S. EPA Air Pollution Prevention
and Control Division). 
http://clean.rti.org/

John Calcagni


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
[mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]On Behalf Of Illig, Richard
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 3:02 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Medical Equipment Manufacturing: Degreasers


Holiday Greetings All,

Can anyone suggest alternate/cleaner degreasing technology?

	TCE degreasers are the method of choice for use in manufacturing
medical devices.  A representative from ********** explained that TCE leaves
no residue and is approved by the FDA for this use.  He also stated that to
get an alternative approved by the FDA is expensive ($40,000) and
time-consuming (two years).  ********* has two TCE degreasers.  *******
located in York City also has a large TCE degreaser for medical staples.

In the archives, there was a related suggestion for hot de-ionized water and
air-drying of equipment cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.  Other suggestions
or information would be appreciated.

Richard Illig
Program Specialist
PADEP - Office of Energy &
	Technology Deployment
717-772-5834  
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