Sterilisation of plastics
Polycarbonate (PC) and polysulphone (PSU) can be autoclaved but then the mechanical stability is decreased. That can lead to material failures if the material is stressed high-mechanically for example during centrifugation.
Recommended autoclaving-cycle: 20 minutes at 121 °C, 1 bar
- Material which should be autoclaved should be well-cleaned before sterilisation
- Cleaning materials should be rinsed with distilled water