Many instrument manufacturers highly recommend lubrication of their surgical instrumentation after they have been cleaned. Lubrication can prolong the life surgical instruments. It keeps hinged items moving freely and helps prevent fretting corrosion in the hinge/box-lock of the instrument. With non-hinged instruments, lubrication helps prevent staining and pitting. Instrument lubricants can also help reinforce the layer of passivation on surgical instrumentation. You should always make sure that the lubricant used in your washer-disinfector has been formulated for use there, and that it is also compatible for your sterilization modalities (Steam, EO, etc.). Furthermore, verify that the instrument manufacturer recommends lubrication of their instruments, as many implant manufacturers currently state that no lubricant be used on their plates and screws (these manufacturers have discovered that lubricated screws and plates can loosen or move from their original placement position). In these situations, I recommend that you have a separate wash cycle for implantable instrument trays where no lubricant is added.
deconex 42 Konz™ economical dosing is specially designed to be used in the thermal disinfecting rinse of your washer-disinfector. It does not accumulate on your instruments or become resinous and is permeable by your sterilization modalities.