Archive 2016

gke products with German/English packaging

gke products with German/English packaging

gke manufactures its products in Germany and distributes the goods around the globe. In different countries the products and accompanying documents are packaged in national languages. To the article numbers a 3-digit letter code is added. The additional letter code refers to the language, e.g. ENS (for English Standard). 

To reduce the warehouse stock of both standard versions (German and English) those products will be combined in an English-German version. The 3-digit letter code will change from “ENS” to “EDS”.

The content of the packages will not change. The outside label and directions for use will be added in both languages (German and English).

This change allows gke to keep the prices for 2016/17 on the same level without any increase in price.   

Seminar activities in South America

Lectures and seminars in South America

The annual SOBECC conference with more than 2.000 participants took place from August, 31st until September, 2nd, 2016 in Sao Paulo. Dr. Kaiser CEO of gke gave a lecture about the importance of water quality which is necessary for the water supply in manual or automatic washer disinfector cleaning processes and steam sterilization processes.

gke and P&E have carried out a full-day seminar with about 70 participants in Santiago de Chile discussing the aspects of steam and H2O2 sterilization processes.

Together with Techndomus, the gke distributor in Mexico, gke has carried out an educational seminar about cleaning and sterilization reprocessing in hospitals with 250 participants in Mexico-City.

New gke labelling device

Labelling device – New model NL

The gke labelling device is now easier to handle. Design, dimensions and handling remain unchanged. The new version is smooth-running in comparison to the old version. Thereby a large number of labels can be generated in a short time with less effort.

Using the gke labelling device 3-line labels can be easily labelled. The first printing line contains three alphanumeric digits, e.g. to print the initials for the person responsible, followed by nine numeric digits to print sterilizer and batch number. The second and third printing lines contain 12 numeric digits for production and expiry date.

The previous version with art.-no. 240-850 (product code: D-G-N) is not available any longer and will be replaced by the new version with art.-no. 240-820 (product code: D-G-NL). For orders, that contain the old article number, the customers will be informed and the new version will be delivered. 

Labelling device – New model NL

New gke product catalogues

New gke catalogues

The gke product catalogues for chemical and biological indicators are now available with new design.

Both catalogues have been updated, added with more information and have a new clearly laid-out design.

The catalogues are available for download with the follwoing links Catalogue BI and Catalogue CI.

The documents can also be found under "Downloads/Product catalogues". You will also find more information and other data sheets to each product group.

Product Catalogues Titles

gke-website in Spanish

gke-website in Spanish language

We are pleased to annouce the launch of the Spanish language version of the website. The site provides easy access to company, product (cleaning and steam sterilization) and technical information which also scales to mobile devices. The remaining product pages are visible in English. 

The website is now available in four languages and can be changed by clicking on the flag buttons.

Wash-off characteristics of gke cleaning process indicators

Wash-off characteristics of gke cleaning process indicators

The gke cleaning process indicators are used to monitor mechanical cleaning processes. gke offers different cleaning process indicators for washer disinfectors (WD) which represent different challenge levels as proof of the cleaning efficacy. Therefore, it is recommended to test all indicators at the same time to select the appropriate indicator for process monitoring.

gke has carried out two test runs in a WD using different detergents. The process has been monitored with a camera through the glass door of the WD. The gke cleaning process indicators are each placed in a holder. Four gke indicators are placed horizontally and sprayed directly. Four indicators are placed towards the front and are sprayed indirectly with the reflected water of the glass door. Both videos show the different wash-off characteristics of gke cleaning indicators over time.

Have a look at the videos that can be found under “Products/Washer Disinfectors” or directly through this link. In a pdf-file below the videos the single steps during the process are explained. With mobile devices the videos can easily be watched by scanning the qr-code below.

Test the gke cleaning process indicators in your process and determine the test soil that is suitable to monitor your process.


QR-Codes for cleaning process videos