All of the APmedical products are guaranteed by quality certifications that have been obtained in compliance with the most rigorous international standards in terms of safety. Created from first quality plastic materials (polypropylene copolymer coloured with pigments without cadmium or other heavy materials, in accordance to the REACH European standard), the APmedical containers resist fluids and solvents and can be disposed through incineration without any harmful gas release, in accordance to the current environmentally related international standards.
The Sharps Containers line, containers for needles and cutting tools, has been designed to resist puncture by needles and cannulae which are the main cause of injury to hospital staff.
Extremely solid and resistant, these containers do not fear shock as they are designed to resist the hardhest transport conditions while heading towards the dump or incinerator. They are also designed to withstand different working temperatures.
In order to guarantee the technical quality of its products, APmedical has certified them in accordance to the most rigorous recognised European and international standards. The products are in fact marked UN, Kite mark, Marque NF, TÜV and are FDA approved.
The same production process has obtained the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certification issued by the TÜV Rheinland international organisation.The guarantee of the quality of the product is given by constant attention to the management of the quality system and to the ongoing product testing performed internally as well as by the laboratories that certify the product
The AP Medical sharps containers CS PLUSLine obtained following certificates :
• ISO 23907-Kite Mark
• NF Mark
The UN marking can be obtained only by passing the following tests:
- Drop Test: the containers are filled with granular material to 45% of their actual
capacity in kilograms, and after a cooling in refrigerator (24 hours at a
temperature of -18 °) are dropped from a height of 120 cm. The impact is tested
for 6 different positions. The test is positive if there are no breakages or loss of
- Stacking Test: the containers are superimposed with a load equivalent to stacking
height of 3 meters (including the test sample) for a period of 24 hours.. The test is
positive if there are no breakages or loss of material.
Once approved, each container is assigned a specific code, which certifies the
passing of the tests.
ISO 23907 – Kite Mark:
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies).
This International Standard specifies requirements for single-use sharps containers intended to hold potentially hazardous sharps medical waste with or without sharps protection features, e.g. scalpel blades, trocars, hypodermic needles and syringes.
The New ISO 23907 produced a change in the necessary requirements Sharps containers must comply with in order to be considered secure:
•Container stability (Minimum inclination of 15°, the container shall not topple over)
•Strength of handles (Fill the container with a mass equivalent to 150% of the maximum gross mass; suspend for an hour.)
•Aperture and closures (It shall be possible to place sharps into the container without using a second hand to manipulate the aperture. The permanent closure, once activated, shall be resistant to manual opening.)
•Resistance to penetration (The force shall be not less than 15 N)
•Resistance to damage or leakage after dropping
•Fill line indicator (Not greater than 85%)
•Labelling and marking
•Instruction for use
The NF mark:
CS, PBS, Nursy, Pocket and Magnum range for sharp and cutting objects containers comply with NF Mark issued by LNE.
The Laboratoire National d’Essai (LNE) created Mark NF, applicable to containers for infectious or perforating waste derived from care activities (effective from 23 october 2002).
NF products quality is always under control, with production tests realized by manufacturers at any step of production and by LNE during annual control (annual quality audit on the producer, with verification of the right tests implementation) and during norms conformity tests on the factory samples, but also in hospital environment.
In case of negative test results, LNE can remove the right to use Mark NF.
Do not confuse the conformity certificate to norm NF X 30-500, delivered ONLY for tested products, with the right to use NF Mark, that demonstrate, through official tests and audits annually made by LNE, the constance in the quality of the products in commerce.
- Additional Information
UNSPSC code 42142531 Shock resistant Yes Material PP Form Square Certified UN certified Hermetic closure Yes Single use Yes Suitable to burn Yes Aperture Needle deconnection Outer wall Not piercable Closure Voorlopig en definitief ISO code PK Eclass 5.1 34229216 Leadtime (days) 20 VAT 0.21 Reference APM-CSPLUS
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