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Stainless steel offers a number of advantages, making it undoubtedly one of the most popular materials used in hospital environments. Medical equipment made from stainless steel is characterized by its durability, high resistance to regular cleaning, and its indestructible aspect

In Québec hospitals, stainless steel has become indispensable in many departments, such as operating rooms, dialysis, ENT and MDRU, to name but a few. The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux’s Medical Device Reprocessing Unit property planning guide recommends using stainless steel for partitions, doors and furniture.


At Adaptaid, for example, much of the medical equipment it manufactures uses grade 304 stainless steel, including case carts, endoscope transport carts, probe cabinets and adjustable prep and pack workstations.


Grade 304 stainless steel, also known as type A2, is a basic stainless steel that covers much of the world’s production. This alloy, made using 16 to 24% chromium (Cr) and 35% nickel (Ni), is a member of the austenitic steel family and also contains carbon (C) and manganese (Mn) (sources: Inox Design and Wikipedia).


To provide clinics and hospitals with easy-to-clean medical equipment, Adaptaid uses stainless steel, which ensures smooth, non-porous surfaces with no cracks or grooves. What’s more, the TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding process offers a top-quality finish that eliminates edges where dirt could accumulate.


Given the importance of preventing cross-contamination risks in hospital environments, Adaptaid is particularly careful when designing its stainless steel products. Thanks to a rigorous design approach that also takes aesthetics into account, its wide range of products surpass current standards, providing smooth, self-draining surfaces that are watertight and easy to clean.


Plus, don’t forget that the stainless steel used in Adaptaid products is entirely recyclable!

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