Compatibility with Healthcare Surfaces and Materials
Surfaces and medical equipment found in the healthcare environment are made up of many different types of metals, plastics and polymers. The compatibility of these materials with commonly used liquid cleaners and disinfectants, and automated UV disinfection devices is critical to ensure that surfaces and equipment look good and function correctly.
Clorox Healthcare provides a number of educational and informational resources, materials compatibility guidelines and information on medical device endorsements to help you make the best disinfectant choices to keep surfaces and equipment clean, and to protect the patient environment.
Learn about why compatibility should matter and how to apply this to cleaning the different surfaces and materials found in your facility.
Materials Compatibility Charts
Clorox scientists have evaluated the compatibility of many of our most frequently used healthcare disinfectants and our Clorox Healthcare® Optimum-UV Enlight® System with the materials most commonly found in the healthcare environment. Download the disinfectant compatibility chart to see how well our disinfectants will perform on these materials.
Every manufacturer of medical devices and equipment should include in their directions for use, comprehensive maintenance guidelines that include instructions on how to clean and disinfect. Ideally, guidelines should list specific cleaning and disinfectant products that the manufacturer has evaluated for compatibility, but often, only products containing active ingredients such as sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide or quaternary ammonium chloride may be listed.
Are medical devices and equipment compatible with your disinfectant? What to ask manufacturers.
This resource provides a list of questions and talking points to consider when purchasing medical devices or when you are seeking information from manufacturers on maintenance. We also encourage our customers to speak with medical equipment manufacturers about the importance of designing equipment that can be effectively disinfected.
Medical devices with endorsement for use of Clorox Healthcare disinfectants
There are many thousands of medical devices and pieces of equipment in use in facilities. Clorox Healthcare works with some of the leading medical equipment manufacturers to test our disinfectants on their equipment with the goal of getting Clorox Healthcare products listed on cleaning and maintenance guidelines.
This is an ongoing activity and we are continually updating the list of manufacturer endorsements as devices and equipment are tested for compatibility with our new and existing disinfectants. Browse by equipment type to see which manufacturers have endorsed the use of Clorox Healthcare disinfectants on their medical devices and equipment. There may be other devices and equipment with endorsements for Clorox Healthcare products not listed here, so always check guidelines to see how best to clean and disinfect.
Clorox Healthcare is always looking for innovative ways to partner with materials manufacturers, medical device and equipment manufacturers, and healthcare furniture manufacturers. Some of our current partnerships showcase how we’ve worked with these companies to provide customers with the reassurances that surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected effectively, and with little or no loss in surface aesthetics or integrity.
Kwalu incorporates rigorous surface compatibility testing with stylish furniture design for healthcare facilities. Clorox Healthcare® disinfectants are approved for use on all Kwalu furniture.
Eastman sets the standard for plastics compatibility testing with its four-step methodology. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, used in a variety of medical equipment, is compatible with Clorox Healthcare® disinfectants.
INFAB partnered with Clorox Healthcare to demonstrate excellent compatibility on all lead aprons under clinical settings. Testing was performed over a 10-week period and showed no damage to the aprons.