The autoclave tape is suitable for ethylene oxide sterilization processes and contains a type 1 indicator according to EN ISO 11140-1.
The autoclave tape is adhered to the packing or the package. The indicator only provides information about the ethylene oxide impact to the surface of the package or container. As it is a fact that the circumstances of sterilization inside of the package and inside of hollow devices can be completely different in dependence of the sterilization process, of the air removal and of the steam quality, the use of a process indicator is no replacement for sterilization monitoring.
The process indicator only provides logistic information whether the package was exposed to a sterilization process to avoid mixing up sterilized and non-sterilized goods.