Indicon® Gel

Product Description

Rapid detection of microbial “hot-spots” is critical to sanitation verification and quality assurance.  Today’s food processing and food service facilities must take extra precautions to protect against unseen microbial threats.  Sterilex’s latest technology, Indicon Gel, is a quick and accurate way to make the Invisible…Visible.

Indicon Gel provides a cost-effective, rapid visual indication of the presence of biofilm on a surface which may contain harmful microorganisms such as Listeria, Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Salmonella.  When the product comes into contact with biofilm, Indicon Gel rapidly produces white micro-bubbles/foam within 2 minutes, providing a visual indicator of potential harborage niches.

Note: The lack of a positive reaction from Indicon Gel does not guarantee that the surface is free from microorganisms. Indicon Gel is not meant to take the place of routine microbial monitoring or organism-specific diagnostic tests.

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Indicon Gel Program

  • Food contact surfaces
  • Equipment and framework
  • Environmental surfaces
  • Known harborage niches
  • Floor surfaces
  • Drain surfaces
  • Stainless steel cutting surfaces
  • Difficult to clean areas


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Indicon Gel Program



MaterialCommentsMaterial Comments
Al 1100CompatibleLexan (Polycarbonate)Compatible
Al 5052CompatibleMakrolon (Polycarbonate) Compatible
Al 3003CompatiblePET (Mylar)Compatible
Carbon SteelCompatibleVitonCompatible
SS 304Compatible BUNA-NCompatible
SS 316Compatible Bronze1Semi-Compatible
HDPECompatible Copper2Non-Compatible
LDPECompatible Brass2Non-Compatible
PolypropyleneCompatible Natural rubber1,3Non-Compatible
PVCCompatible Galvanized Steel4Non-Compatible
Teflon (PTFE)Compatible
Delrin (Acetyl)Compatible
  • 1 Minor staining on surfaces
  • 2 Staining on surfaces
  • 3 Tackiness and slight discoloration
  • 4 Corrosion


Indicon Gel IND-128
Form Viscous Liquid
AppearanceDark Blue
Freeze Point–3.9°C/24.98ºF
Density 1.02 gm/ml or 8.5 lb/gal
pH4.5 - 5.5

Product Codes

Indicon GelProduct Codes
Case of 4 x inner cartonsIND-128
Each carton contains 2 x 16 oz. bottles, 1 x trigger sprayer

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