Tips on syringes care for best longevity

syringe care syringe bath


Ultrasonic Bath

  • Do not completely immerse in organic solvent, as this may attack some of the material
  • Wipe the plunger
  • Use non-fibre shedding cloth
  • Hold it by the handle


  • Use acetone or methanol
  • Leave no fluid in the needle after flushing
  • Dry with vacuum using a higher volume syringe or a vacuum pump
  • Use cleaning wire supplied for all ILS syringes with a small inner diameter (wide selection is also available)
  • N-series require regular flushing to prevent plunger from getting stuck
  • Upgraded A-series is resistant to getting stuck thanks to a top end seal and better plunger movement, ensuring long lifetime
  • Insert plunger ONLY when completely dry
  • Do not move the plunger unnecessarily while dry
  • Store the plunger and glass barrel separately and connect only when required for use

Temperature Range and Autoclaving syringes

Standard Temperature for ILS syringes is -40°C to 150°C. Limits for higher temperatures:
  • 150°C for max 15 minutes
  • 120°C for max 30 minutes
  • 110°C for max 60 minutes

For higher temperatures we will provide special syringes with HT-glue, which is compatible up to 225°C continuous or 325°C intermittent. All syringes with a removable needle can be autoclaved (remove the plunger first). Never autoclave syringes with fixed needles because they will crack due to thermal expansion.

Damage control 

Check the needle tip for damages, prevent septa damage, sample contamination and clogging of the needle. Mount and adjust the plunger carefully