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Most hand tools aren’t intended to be disposable, and yet all regulated facilities — whether they’re manufacturing pharmaceuticals or food products — discard maintenance tools when they show signs of deterioration. The deterioration occurs because the tools are not designed to handle the sterilization and cleaning processes used in many industries. Steritool, a manufacturer of industry-specific stainless steel hand tools in Brooklyn, NY, has a new white paper called “Eliminating Ferrous Contamination in Critical and Sterile Equipment Maintenance” on its Web site. The paper examines cost-effective ways to identify and eliminate possible sources of contamination. It also emphasizes the ease in which critical processing facilities can integrate purpose-built maintenance tools into their standard operating procedures. The paper is available for download at www.steritool.com.

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