Frequently Asked Questions
At Bondtech Corporation, we have been manufacturing reliable, high quality autoclaves for over 30 years. Here are some frequently asked questions:
What sizes do you provide?
We provide all standard sizes. We manufacture our autoclaves at our own facilities, so we are also able to provide custom sizes to suit the needs of unique or demanding applications.
How long does an autoclave take to sterilize equipment and supplies?
Sterilization times vary depending on the equipment in question and the needs of your particular project. For medical waste, the entire sterilization process takes about one hour from beginning to end, with about 15 minutes dedicated to setup and removal, and 45 minutes of actual sterilization.
Where is your manufacturing facility located?
Our headquarters are located in Somerset, Kentucky. We operate manufacturing facilities located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Salisbury, North Carolina.
What items or materials should not be autoclaved?
While autoclaves are convenient and necessary for a number of industries, there are certain materials that should never be autoclaved. These include:
- Reactive or toxic materials such as radioactive waste or chemotherapy waste
- Toxic and flammable items such as polystyrene, polyethylene, and polyurethane
- Explosive materials such as liquids in sealed containers, which may explode under the pressure of the autoclave
- Corrosive materials such as bleach or hypochlorite
How much do autoclaves cost?
The production process for autoclaves is highly customizable, so costs may vary wildly depending on your specific project needs. Please request a quote for a quick and accurate estimate for your use case.
Can you work on other model autoclaves?
Yes, we work with autoclaves from any global manufacturer. Our services include, but not limited to, refurbishing of these systems as well as maintenance and repairs as needed.