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Materials that can be sterilized using dry heat

Table III. Materials that can be sterilized using dry heat. Material Maximum Temperature Acetal (polyoxymethylene) Up to 121°C

Table III. Materials that can be sterilized using dry heat.
Material
Maximum Temperature
Acetal (polyoxymethylene) Up to 121°C
Aluminum Up to 190°C
Celluose acetate (nonload) Up to 120°C
Glass >190°C
Ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer Up to 150°C
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene Up to 150°C
Fluorinated ethylene propylene Up to 170°C
High-density polyethylene Up to 120°C
Metal Up to 190°Ca
Muslin Up to 160°C
Nylon (polyamide, heat-stabilized grades) Up to 266°F
Nylon >120°C
Paper Up to 134°Cb
Perfluoroalkoxy Up to 170°C
Petrolatum gauze Up to 160°C
Polycarbonate Up to 170°C
Polyetherimide Up to 134°C
Polyetherketone Up to 482°F
Polyethylene terephthalate copolymer Up to 134°C
Polymethyl pentene Up to 170°C
Polypropylene Up to 135°C no stacking
Polyphenyl oxide 100°–148°C
Polypropylene copolymer Up to 120°C
Polysulfone Up to 160°C
Polytetrafluoroethylene Up to 170°C
Polyurethane (aromatic) Varies depending on grade and load
Polyvinyl chloride Up to 120°C (flexible, nonload, varies)
Polyvinylidene fluoride Up to 125°C
Silicone Up to 200°C
Zinc peroxide Up to 140°C
Note: These materials should be evaluated before applying dry heat, because some materials may not be heat stabilized or designed properly to withstand higher temperatures.
a Metal temper may occur above 160° or 190°C.
b Temperature varies depending upon paper type.
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