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Designing an Optimal Cleaning Process for a Surgical Blade Manufacturer

Executive Summary

The surgical blade manufacturer is a global leader in the medical device industry, with over 90 years of experience in producing high-quality surgical blades. The company has established itself as a trusted supplier to hospitals, clinics, and surgical centers around the world, thanks to its commitment to delivering reliable and safe products.

The Challenge

The manufacturer needed to adhere to the increasingly stringent ISO 13485, while also being compliant with environmental regulations requiring sustainable cleaning chemicals.
Alongside this, the manufacturer needed to increase their production efficiency, while still maintaining a world class product their customers have become accustomed to. Hence, they sought a comprehensive solution that addressed all these concerns, paving the way for a more efficient and effective manufacturing process.

The Solution

After conducting a thorough comparison of several alternatives, the manufacturer found that using Solvex HD+ cleaning agent in a multi-stage ultrasonic and degreasing machine provided the optimal solution. This approach allowed the manufacturer to stay compliant with all regulations, while reducing process costs and improving performance.


After implementing the ultrasonic cleaner with Solvex HD+ in the surgical blade manufacturer’s cleaning process, several positive results were observed:
  1. Cleaning Performance: 30% reduction in contaminants & elimination of water spotting.
  2. Cost Savings: 41% reduction in cleaning chemical consumption, 36% reduced energy consumption and 35% reduced waste treatment expenses.
  3. Productivity: 23% reduced cleaning process time & 29% reduced space.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: 50% reduction in wastewater generation.


reduction in cleaning chemical consumption


decrease in energy consumption

“I am thrilled with the successful implementation of our new solvent cleaning process and the outstanding support provided by Banner Chemicals. Our cleaning performance, cost savings, productivity, and environmental impact have all significantly improved, and I am grateful for Banner Chemicals’ dedication and expertise.”
Operations Manager