Tesalys - Sterishred Division

Tesalys - Sterishred Division

Tesalys develops state-of-the-art biohazardous waste treatment solutions. Toulouse, world showcase of European industrial expertise, provides Tesalys with all the elements needed to develop its STERIPLUS technology internationally. With the STERIPLUS shredder-sterilizer, Tesalys has quickly become a leader in on-site biohazardous waste treatment systems. Today, Tesalys is present in more than 30 countries on five continents.

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7, rue du Cassé , Saint-Jean , Toulouse 31240 France
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Industry Type:
Hazardous Waste
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Every day millions of kilograms of infectious medical waste are produced worldwide.

Incineration was, until recently, the dominant method for treating hazardous medical waste. However, medical waste incinerators emit a wide range of hazardous substances. These include:

  • Persistent organic pollutants, such as dioxins and furans
  • Heavy metals, lead, mercury and cadmium
  • Fine dust particles
  • Hydrogen chloride-carbon monoxide
  • Nitrogen oxides

They also generate highly toxic ash which is potentially hazardous to human health, especially when the incineration temperature is below 850 °C. And it is the most expensive way.

This waste must be treated and managed quickly in order to ensure public safety and to remain in compliance with applicable regulations and laws. As a result every day untreated medical waste leaves a facility there is a significant liability risk to the generator.

When waste is not burned, the toxic substances associated with incineration are not produced. Less money then needs to be spent on pollution controls and the adverse health affects for surrounding communities are minimised.


STERISHRED® 50/250/500, STERISHRED’s most important product lines are the most modern non-incineration, infectious hospital waste low-heat thermal processing units.

For installation in hospitals, dialysis centers, laboratories, blood banks or any other medical facility that produces infectious or regulated medical waste.

The units treats all types of infectious waste („red bag“ waste) and sharps (acc. to the European Waste Catalogue or the equivalent from WHO).

And thin walled metal parts such as one-way scalpels, syringes, glass, dialysis materials and plastic material, gloves, paper and cloth and of course liquids and other infectious materials, with steam only. No chemicals are used.