STERIS Life Sciences celebrates 80 years of commitment to innovation and quality in sterilization

MENTOR, OH, -April 2, 2012: STERIS Life Sciences Group’s Finn-Aqua® brand is celebrating 80 years of commitment to innovation and quality in sterilization. Reflecting the 80 years of applied ingenuity, STERIS announces the release of TF-model Pure Steam Generators and Multiple-Effect Water Stills.

Finn-Aqua invented the multiple-effect water distillation technology over 40 years ago and is the leading original manufacturer of multiple-effect water stills (MWS) and pure steam generators (PSG), with thousands of units in use worldwide in pharmaceutical environments. Multiple-effect distillation is an industry standard for producing high quality distillate for pharmaceutical plants.

“The Finn-Aqua TF-series technologies are designed to meet Customer needs, including specific features within the unit design,” commented Juha Mattila, product manager, STERIS Life Sciences. “The design is a combination of the most popular capacity range and features integrated into ready-configured product for plug-and-play in a Customer’s production chain.”

The TF-series PSG are available in the capacity range of the optimal 280 kg/h @ six-bar output to a maximum 1600 kg/h @ eight-bar output for generating three-bar pure steam. The unique continuous gas separation and continuous hot feed water circulation process of this pure steam generator enables the fastest responding equipment for steam demand and still meets the highest quality steam requirements.

The TF-series MWS are available in the capacity range of 445 kg/h to 3450 kg/h distillate production. The water stills utilize multiple-effect columns distillation technology with falling film evaporators and a unique separation technology. The proven original technology has evolved and shown its unique quality and efficacy for decades and will continue to provide the highest value of reliable distillate production for decades to come.

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For further information contact:

Deborah Sill, STERIS Corporation, 440-392-7198,