Medical Devices

Medical device manufacturers approach precision cleaning from a different perspective than most of the other MicroCare® customers. Because of the intensely regulated nature of medicine and the legal costs associated with process failures, medical products need to be perfectly clean, every time. Medical products take quality to the ultimate.

Interestingly, the contamination on medical devices typically is not complex. There are circuit boards that need to be defluxed; there are metal, plastic and glass parts which need to be degreased, there are adhesives and inks which need to be removed. Compared to other industries, these are straight-forward issues.

But the cleaning performance standards are exceptional, and the nonpyrogenic MicroCare solvents meet all of their criteria, and do so at a lower cost than any other alternative.

In addition to cleaning, many medical device manufacturers need to lubricate metal, glass or plastic components. For example, arthoscopic surgical tools, staplers, syringes and scalpels work more smoothly and with less discomfort if they are coated properly with an approved lubricant. The two most popular lubricants are silicone-based and PTFE-based. Uniquely, the MicroCare solvents can carry and deposit both of these types of lubricants onto precision medical assemblies. For more details on this environment and the special products used there, visit

For specific recommendations, or material compatibility questions, please call us at 860-827-0626.

Some of our cleaning fluids used in the medical industry include:

MicroCare® HDS Heavy Duty Degreasing Solvent 
MicroCare® CCA General Purpose Degreaser
DuPont™ Vertrel® SDG Degreaser
DuPont™ Vertrel® MCA Plus Degreaser
Bromothane S Degreaser
MicroCare® CMS Defluxer
DuPont™ Vertrel® SFR Lead-Free Defluxer
DuPont™ Vertrel® SMT for Traditional Fluxes
DuPont™ Vertrel® XF Carrier Solvent and Rinse