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Back to Alcowipes, then (individual sachets). smile

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We are definately seeing widespread degredation of plastic components with cracking of handset cases and cables on Digiterm chairs cleaned with Clinell wipes which is currently being tested at Digiterms factory.
We think one of the components in the fluid is removing the plastisiser.
Also had reports from customers of plastic components on the front of dialysis machines cracking and a screen damaged.

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There is always going to be a downside somewhere along the line when "industrial chemicals" are used as disinfectants or cleansing agents - especially on "plastics" of various compositions.

No doubt all manufacturers these days make recommendations about how (what to use) to clean their equipment. Our old friend "hot soapy water" (and tepid, too) seems to be favourite.

Meanwhile, I have had good results in the past when experimenting with "natural" substances, usually locally (and cheaply) available; freshly squeezed lemon - and even clear spring water - come to mind! smile


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As new kid on the block have seen similar problems to Chris, but its not the Cinell wipes that is the problem in Dialysis clinic's I have seen the using a product called "viacon" which is very agressive and causes problems with plastic

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Did you mean Virkon? think


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Meanwhile, I forked out a quid for a pack of forty "Anti+Bac Original Multi-Surface Wipes" at Tesco's today. smile

Non-aggressive, yet more than adequate for most run-of-the-mill surface disinfecting, I would have thought.

Anything contaminated with the more esoteric bugs should be referred to Infection Control and (or) CSSD anyway, I reckon.

1) Wetwipe info.
2) CosIng database (example)


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Geoff,

Thanks yes i did mean Vircon had mental block

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Hello

Chris do you know what type of plastic is being affected?

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Welch Allyn provide labels that state "clinell safe" for the users to place on their products. Clinell needs to be applied and then removed several minutes later with a damp cloth, this is recommended by Clinell. Be very cautious when using Clinell on any older plastic devices as they will degrade the strength over time.

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Not sure if it's of interest, but some of my colleagues looked into disinfection including different wipe types/ingredients, link here

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