The C.B.M. container system represents the best choice for modern sterilizing centers. The flexible nature of the extremely large range of available containers offers to the operators an answer for every requirement in matters of packaging and transporting surgical apparatus. C.B.M. is, in fact, the only producer with the capability of proposing such an extensive assortment of dimensions, materials and different filtering systems, as well as a wide selection of accessories, conforming to the quality requirements of European standard regulations.
C.B.M., to manufacture the containers, uses materials thatc onform to the provisions of EN 868 Standards:
- stainless steel (X5 Cr Ni 18/9-10), has hardness and rsistance to oxidizing agents that have been successfully tested for years in the hospital container sector;
- aluminium (alloy 5005) offers thermal capacities and great handiness in movements.
However, while steel does not require any surface protection, aluminiuim, by its nature, needs an anodizing process to make its surfacesteam-proof.
Besides the classical anodizing process (mild/coloured according to which dilferently coloured lids may be obtained, so that the pertaining ward or contents may be more easily identified, C.B.M. uses a hard anodizing process.
Such an electrolytic process produces aluminium oxide on the materiale surface and gives it a higher resistance. Hard anodizing process is suitable for the finishing of items subjet to heavy stresses, such as pistons and internal parts of firearms. It has only one colour darkening proportionally to the increase of oxide, getting a more and more burnished colour.
Thanks to this treatment the characteristics of lightness and heat capacity of aluminium remain unchanged, while mechanical characteristics improve.
The main parts of the container, body and lid, re pressed into one piece, so that welding is avoided.
In fact welding thermally strains the material and alters the internal structure of the alloy, changing its characteristics in the welding area.
For the same reasons the assembling of the components is carried out through riveting with X5 Cr Ni18/9-10 stainless steel bolts.
Gaskets both on the lid and on the filter block, are in non-toxic silicone.