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Coventry™, a brand of ITW Chemtronics®, is known globally for solving the most critical precision cleaning challenges. Coventry has a wide variety of cleanroom swabs and wipes to meet your most demanding applications. The wrapped swab, uniquely designed with no seams or edges, prevents scratching of delicate surfaces. Also included in the product line are sealed fabric, sealed foam, and static control. You’re sure to find a swab from Coventry that meets your particular need.

Coventry solvent cleaners, swelling agents, and carrier fluids are formulated and manufactured to an exacting specification to provide unparalleled performance. We have off-the-shelf products and can even engineer customized solutions to meet your specific needs.

  •         Low toxicity for a worker and patient safety
  •         HAPS-free, zero VOC, zero ozone depleting and low global warming for little or no environmental impact
  •         Versatile for operational simplicity and efficiency
  •         Fast dry and highly effective
  •         Compatible with all substrates – plastics, metals, and elastomers
  •         Consistent for reliability and quality

 

Choose Your Product


Coventry 12820 Precision Cleaning Solvent
Solvent for critical cleaning applications, oxygen systems cleaning and validation testing

Coventry Multi-Phase Carrier Solvent
Non ozone depleting carrier solvent and swelling agent

Coventry™ 12855 Zero-VOC Silicone Swelling Solvent
Outstanding swell characteristics for silicone tubing and components

Coventry™ 12857 Nonflammable Swelling Solvent and Cleaner
Silicone-based swelling agent and mold release remover

Coventry Sterile Sampling Swabs
Efficient, repeatable & more comfortable sterile sampling swabs for COVID-19, etc.

FAQ's

Are Q-tips / cotton bud swabs lint free?

No, cotton bud swabs (aka Q-tips) can’t be considered lint-free. Cotton tends to lead behind threads and particulates. Open cell polyurethane foam swabs are a common, very clean replacement for cotton. If harsh solvents are being used on the swabs, or even more cleanliness is needed, knit polyester or microfiber swabs are an excellent choice.

What is a foam swab? / Why should I use a foam swab?

While cotton bud swabs (aka Q-tips) are commonly used for all kinds of precision cleaning, foam swabs are commonly used to reduce contamination from cotton threads and particulates. Foam swabs are usually made of open cell polyurethane for maximum cleanliness and absorbency. Foam swabs are usually made of open cell polyurethane for maximum cleanliness and absorbency.

What is a sterile swab?

Sterile swabs are free from bacteria or other living microorganisms. Common methods for sterilization include autoclaves, ETO (ethylene oxide gas), and Gamma irradiation. Sterile swabs are generally used for biological sample collection to avoid sample contamination, and for medical use to avoid infection.

Articles


Video Demo: Coventry Medical Flexible Tubing Swelling Agents

Hi I’m Mark Quigley, Life Sciences Market Manager for Coventry. Coventry is a brand of Chemtronics, with clean room precision solvents, wipes, and swabs for both sterile and non-sterile applications. Coventry products are commonly used for biotech... Medical applications… Lab tes...
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Essential Guide to Sterile Sampling Swabs

Note: This paper is intended as an overview on the topic of sampling swabs and not as an authoritative how-to guide. Consult CDC and other similar sources for specific guidelines. Per CDC guidelines, “All testing for SARS-CoV-2 should be conducted in consultation with a healthcare provider." ...
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Case Study: Electro-Wash CZ Recovers Expensive Medical Equipment

We received a call from a very satisfied customer who had used Electro-Wash CZ High Precision Cleaner (part #ES7100) to perform a quick repair of medical equipment. This repair resulted in a cost savings of more than $6000 over buying new replacement equipment.  Bill is the Clinical Engi...
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The Faster, Cleaner Method of Securing Medical Tubing - Coventry Swelling Agents

Coventry is known globally for solving the most critical application challenges. Our high purity swelling solvents offer medical equipment manufacturers an innovative way to efficiently secure tubing onto connectors. Coventry swelling agents provide a cleaner, faster and easier bonding method tha...
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How Coventry Wipes Reduced Contamination in a Medical Device Manufacturing Process by 90%

Many times simple changes can yield huge results. And this case study is yet another example. Today, we'll review how we helped a catheter manufacturer reduce contamination in their manufacturing process by 90%. They achieved this result without overhauling their entire process -they just switched...
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How to Choose The Right Swab for Medical Device Assembly, Electronics & More

Swabs are often thought of as just tufts of cotton fiber wrapped around a stick. And while cotton swabs have their uses, more complex solutions are needed for critical industries like medical device assembly, cleanroom, electronic manufacturing, and PCB assembly.  Swabs are usefu...
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