Sterochef Blue Detectable Sterile Plasters

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Sterochef blue detectable dressings are high visibility dressings for use in the Food & Catering Industry
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive
  • Complies with Food & Hygiene regulations (SI1990 No 1431)
  • Metal detectable
  • Comprehensive range
  • Sterile/Individually wrapped
  • Conformable
  • Washproof
Breakdown of Content 
Assorted 5 Types (Pack of 100)
40 x (7.5 × 2.5cm)
4 x (7.5 × 5cm)
48 x (6 × 2cm)
20 x (Spot 2.2cm)
4 x Fingertip 
Assorted 7 Types (Pack of 100) 
44 x (7.5 × 2.5cm)
12 x (7.5 × 5cm)
18 x (4 × 4cm)
8 x (4 × 2cm)
6 x Knuckle
8 x Fingertip
4 x (17 × 2cm) Extension 
Assorted 2 Types (Pack of 20) 
10 x (7.5 × 2.5cm)
10 x (6 × 2cm) 
Assorted 2 Types (Pack of 10)
5 x (7.5 × 2.5cm)
5 x (6 × 2cm)
Legal requirements 
Any form of food processing of handling of food demands that the strictest hygiene regulations are enforced (Food Safety Act 1990). 
Contamination on any scale entering the food chain is potentially disastrous and extremely costly; therefore every possible measure must be taken to reduce the risk. For that reason the Sterochef range has become the choice of food handlers and retailers worldwide. 
Electro-Magnetic Detection
Ideally suited for the food industry where the necessary detection equipment is operational. The metal strip positioned behind the lint pad is the key component for detection. A stray Sterochef can always be detected.
HypoAllergenic Adhesive
Acrylic adhesive ensures fewer skin reactions, less dressing changes and increased patient comfort.
A dressing designed for the food and catering industry. Each dressing is visually detectable by being bright blue and has a central dressing pad behind featuring an aluminium strip to ensure identification by metal detecting scanners. The hypoallergenic adhesive provides excellent skin adhesion and offers the wearer comfort. The stretchy blue polyethylene film provides an excellent barrier for the wound. This standard assortment contains 5 different sizes of dressing. (Box of 100)
Steroplast Blue Plasters
Why Blue Plasters
Because it gives high visibility amongst food where the colour does not naturally occur. 
Why Metal Detectable Plasters 
To allow detection through metal scanners in the event of a plaster coming off 
Steroplast Blue Plasters ARE
  • Visually Detectable
  • Metal Detectable as non-ferrous. (The Steroplast Blue has an aluminium strip located behind the lint).
Steroplast Blue Plasters ARE NOT
  • Metal Detectable as ferrous (no ferrous component in the Steroplast Blue.
  • X Ray Detectable (Steroplast Blues do not contain tungsten)
The Detectability of Steroplast Blue Plasters 
a) Sensitivity of the Metal Detector 
Ideal setting should be to 2.5mm non-ferrous 
Metal Detectors respond to:
a) Amplitude Detection Rejects when the signal exceeds a pre-determined level. Ideal for longer metal pieces
b) Narrow zone/zero crossover
Rejects when any signal is produced 
Disadvantage is that when several different size pieces pass almost together the signal from the largest piece fools the detector, which may miss the following smaller piece.
Factors affecting sensitivity 
i) Type of metal
Iron is easily detected, stainless steel is not
ii) Shape of metal
Spheres are easier to detect than thin wire of the same metal “ eg 1.5mm dia stainless steel ball equates to 1.6mm wire 8mm long for detection at the same setting.
iii) Orientation of metal in product
Due to the shape of the magnetic fields in a detector, certain parts of the field are more sensitive compared to others, therefore potential blind spots can occur.
iv) Environmental Conditions
A detector operating next to a hot oven, freezing tunnels or vibration affect sensitivity.
v) Product
Dry Products “ eg cereals easy to detect metal
Fresh meat “ creates an interference signal
Pickles “ the vinegar creates a false signal
Treacle “ very dense product high sensitivity required
To ensure metal detection at low sensitivities the setting pieces used are placed in the middle of products as well as on the product.
Therefore if changing from one type of product to another, the detector settings have to be changed due to the densities of the product.