3M™ Sponge Stick – Sampling sponge

The 3M™ Sponge Sticks  allow samples to be taken according to ISO 18593 and ISO 17604 without touching the inside of the bag, thus maintaining sample integrity. The stick also makes it easier to access hard-to-reach areas and sample without touching the sponge directly, making it easy to reach drains, pipes, and the surrounding surfaces of equipment. As a dry sponge (SSL100), this product meets the requirements for use in dry environments. Sponge sticks are also available pre-buffered in Neutralization Buffer (SSL10NB), Peptone Water Bouillon (SSL10BPW) or Letheen Bouillon (SSL10LET). The cellulose material is highly absorbent and can absorb and release the sample without dripping. 

The rod to which the sponge is attached is equipped with a printed 3M™ sample bag in which it can be stored after sampling for safe and convenient transport to the laboratory. The bags are decontaminated by gamma irradiation to ensure aseptic conditions. This product is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance standard.

Technical data




Sponge Stick dry



Sponge Stick with neutralization buffer


Sponge Stick with buffered peptone water


Sponge Stick with Letheen bouillon


Technical Service

During our business hours, our free telephone support will be glad to assist you in case of any questions. Our Technicians take care of the delivery and installation of original spare parts of the highest quality as well as certified testing, measuring, and control equipment. Our maintenance according to manufacturer specifications includes functional tests, cleaning, accuracy testing with calibration as well as a detailed report. In addition, our maintenance contracts protect your investments and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Detailed information about our support options can be found here.

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3M was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. It started as a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, and today, more than 60,000 3M products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other industries. With corporate operations in 70 countries and sales in 200, 3M is committed to creating the technology and products for different industries, ranging from Commercial Solutions, Health Care, to Manufacturing and many more.

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