The Sirchie Cyanowand is a self-igniting, butane-powered heat tool. It is nonelectric and is used as a flameless heat tool with variable temperature control. It is an easy-to-use, portable, hand-held heat generator that uses disposable cyanoacrylate cartridges, which, when exposed to heat generated by the wand, emit the vapor needed for developing latent prints. The Cyanowand is designed for use at outdoor crime scenes, processing vehicles, in well-ventilated indoor areas and with fuming chambers.
Cyanoacrylate (ethyl or methyl) vapor polymerizes on most latent prints found on nonporous surfaces. This chemical reaction produces a visible, white deposit. It is an effective means of latent print development on a variety of surfaces such as plastics, metals (finished and unfinished), glass, enamel or varnished wood surfaces, cellophane, metal foils and plastic-coated papers.
|Applications||Outdoor crime scenes, processing vehicles, in well-ventilated indoor areas and with fuming chambers|