STERITOOL INC is the world's largest manufacture of Stainless Steel Hand Tools for use in critical applications where the highest level of corrosion resistance, quality, and performance is demanded.
We have the widest range of stainless steel hand tools for off-the-shelf delivery and specialize in manufacturing custom hand tools to meet the demands of the world leaders in sterile process environments.
It is the policy and objective of STERITOOL INC to produce a superior quality product suitable for its intended use and application. It is the commitment of STERITOOL INC to do so in a manner which provides consistency of product quality with superior customer satisfaction.
Stainless Steel is the preferred alloy for use in environments which require the highest level of resistance to corrosion, contamination, particulate generation, the ability to withstand countless sterilization cycles and exposure to harsh cleaning processes.
As a manufacture of Stainless Steel Hand Tools serving industry leaders in pharmaceutical, medical, tech, Food & Beverage, MRI(non-magnetic application), Aero Space, chemical processing, and other critical environment industries, we take our manufacturing processes and quality control seriously. All processes are documented. All critical processes have strict controls and are evaluated on a regular basis to insure consistency, quality, and to discover opportunities for improvement. All of the material we use is 100% traceable and all critical processes adhere to industry standards.
Implementing Steritool Hand Tools in your processes:
We are frequently asked if a certain part can be exposed to XYZ chemicals or be ran thru XYZ process. It is hard for us to keep track of the various processes that are utilized by our customers. Lacking a private laboratory where we can test industry standard processes & equipment, we are unable to advise on specifics. However, here are some guidelines that may assist you in evaluating compatibility with your existing process:
#1 - Steritool Hand Tools = Made in USA: Our tools are only exposed to manufacturing processes and chemicals that are approved for use in the US and EU.
#2 - Steritool Hand Tools are made from traceable Stainless Steel alloys: All Stainless Steel alloys are governed by industry standards such as AISI, UNS, SAE, ASTM, ASME, etc. We only use alloys which adhere to these standards and are traceable. No mystery alloys with contamination or gimmick processes.
#3 - Steam Autoclave Sterilization / 4 min @ 270°F (15 ~ 30 psi). This is our in-house method used on all tools. It is a very common method used for medical instruments which are mostly 400 series (exclude 465) Stainless Steel, the least corrosion resistant family of SS Alloy.
#4 - The composition of stainless steel alloys are governed by industry standards (AISI, UNS, SAE, ASTM, ASME, etc.). if a stainless steel instrument is being ran thru your process, it is more than likely that any of our tools made from the same family of alloy would be compatible.
For example: if you are currently using forceps, tweezers, or scissors (400 series stainless steel) and cycling them thru your process without issue, any of our tools made from 400 series or a superior alloy should have no issue. 400 Series Stainless Steel has the least corrosion resistance characteristics, therefore any other alloy such as 465, 316, 304, or 17-4PH will withstand that process. Sterilization baskets, wash-down sinks, Stainless Steel cabinets, stainless steel storage tanks, etc are typically made from 300 series (304, 316, 316L, etc) and have the highest level of resistance to corrosion.
#5 - Conduct a controlled test on a single part to evaluate and validate its compatibility with your process.
#6 - Many experts publish articles in popular industry magazines or web sites. These resources may provide up-to-date details on Stainless Steel and chemical compatibility. As with any source of information, be sure to check the credibility of the source.
#7 - Most stainless steel alloys will corrode when exposed to extremely harsh chemicals. However, the effect of the chemical can be reduced significantly if a quick and effective wash-down process is implemented to reduce the amount of time the alloy is exposed to residual chemicals. Passivation is also recommended.