3M Novec Replacement – Part 4

Medical Device Solutions.
– Beth Bivins

Q: Will the new replacement solvents work in my existing degreaser?

A: If you decide to switch to the new KYZEN traditional vapor degreasing products, most likely yes, but it would be a good idea for a representative to visit and make sure.

Q: What is the cost of a vacuum vapor degreaser, and what is the typical ROI?

A: For Medical Devices, most parts are small. The smaller the part, the smaller the machine needs to be, therefore, the less expensive. The typical ROI is less than a year because these machines hardly use any solvent.

Q: Why is vacuum vapor degreasing a good choice for cleaning medical devices?

A: It is good at getting into and out of parts so that they emerge clean and with no residue. It is also an efficient and economic process that can last for many years.

Q: How do I know which tests I must perform to validate my new cleaning process?

A: There is a list of a few that will most likely need to be done, but it is important to consult with a consulting firm or the FDA because you must submit everything to them to find out exactly what you need to do.

Q: How can I know my new solvents will be available for the long term?

A: There is no guarantee for everything, but the newer solvents that are being released are not facing any scrutiny. It is very important to pay attention to the regulations.