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Sparkling Glassware Without the Side Effects

When it comes to your laboratory, superior cleaning power is required that simply cannot be achieved with your standard domestic products. Specialised laboratory decontaminants and cleaners are available to give you excellent performance. These types of cleaning products go far above and beyond the power of standard domestic cleaning products and as you would expect, […] ... Read More

Top 6 Laboratory Design Trends

  1. More open-design, teamwork orientated labs With the evolution of education etc., teamwork and ‘see and be seen’ working cultures are on the rise. More open space, more visibility and more flexibility mean there is fewer individual workstations and private offices, and more collaborative space. This is an increasingly used design in universities, STEM […] ... Read More

How to Effectively Manage the Safety in Your Laboratory

  The importance of a chemical hygiene plan is to ensure the processes, protocols, tools and equipment are available to assist workers guard against the hazards presented in a laboratory. Just like many safety plans, the chemical protection plans need to be continually reviewed and updated for an effective and safe lab. Check out these […] ... Read More

How to Become an Indispensable Laboratory Technician

  Bringing genuine value to your organisation/laboratory is important for your own job security and personal development, as well as the success of your organisation. Recognition, promotions, and pay increases are all direct benefits from taking time to work on personal development. There are several factors that can assist you in being indispensable in your workplace. […] ... Read More

Insights into what inspired Westlab to design and develop the popular square bunsen tubing

  The well-known “Westlab Square Tubing” has been a massive takeover in secondary schools across the world due to the customer centric approach of the Westlab global product development team. In this article we seek to give you a sneak peek into the development of the well-known square Bunsen burner tubing and what inspired our […] ... Read More

A Guide to Choosing a Pipette Tip

There are an array of pipette tips available in the market and it can become difficult to select an appropriate tip for your application. Not only do you need to find a tip that fits your pipette, you also need to decide on the type of tip and the quality of the tip. We’ve compiled […] ... Read More

The advantages of modular benching verses fixed cabinetry in today’s pharmaceutical, pathology, education and quality assurance laboratories

  Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has their unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, one of the commonalities across all laboratory types is the need for practical and durable cabinetry. Likely, the days of building a fixed laboratory system from cabinetry are quickly becoming a […] ... Read More

The Difference Between a Lab Oven and a Drying Oven

If you are ever in the market for an oven for your laboratory, you will likely come across standard lab ovens and drying ovens. It can be a common misconception that both these types of ovens are the same but they are actually two different pieces of equipment. Drying Oven A Drying oven is designed […] ... Read More

Difference in Quantitative and Qualitative Filter Papers

Filtration is the mechanical-physical operation which is used for the separation of solids from fluids by interposing a porous media through which only the fluid can pass. Over-sized solids in the fluid are retained on the surface as well as within the matrix of the filter media. Since filter paper is regarded as a depth […] ... Read More

Where to begin with a new STEM education facility, especially when you’re behind the wave?

Building a STEM facility at your school can be a daunting task, especially if you feel you are running behind the STEM wave. At Westlab, we are continually supporting schools across Canada to assist them in creating world-class STEM education facilities. In this article, we offer some ideas on how you can catch up with […] ... Read More

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