5 Results for tag Chemical Resistance

What is the Difference between Soda-lime Glass and Borosilicate Glass?

Borosilicate Glass Borosilicate glass is an “engineered “glass developed specifically for use in laboratories and applications where thermal, mechanical and chemical conditions are too harsh for standard, household-type soda lime glass. It is a type of glass with silica and boron trioxide as the main glass-forming constituents. Borosilicate glasses are resistant to thermal shock more than other kinds of […] ... Read More

What is GHS and when will it be in use?

GHS is an acronym for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This new naming and labeling system that is in the process of being implemented globally. It was developed by the United Nations and the transition to the new GHS system began in Canada in February of 2015 and will be […] ... Read More

7 Reasons Why You Should Wear a Lab Coat in the Laboratory

BARRIER PROTECTION – A lab coat provides substantial barrier protection and shields your torso and arms from coming into direct contact with hazardous substances in the laboratory. PROTECTIVE MATERIAL – A good lab coat is semi fire retardant – The ideal material for a lab coat is 35/65 polycotton (35% polyester and 65% cotton). Polyester offers chemical […] ... Read More

Maintaining the Modulab Chemtemp Extreme Solid Epoxy Laboratory Benchtop

Modulab Chemtemp Extreme Benchtop is the standard benchtop used for Westlab projects that is a rigid, solid epoxy comprised of unique chemical properties formulated specifically for the entry level to high-level laboratory. The benchtop possesses a tough, non-porous resistance to strong acids and is equipped to handle extreme temperatures of up to 600 ̊ C! […] ... Read More

What is the difference between polystyrene (ps) and polypropylene (pp) in regards to resistance to acids/bases/chemicals?

Polypropylene and polystyrene are two types of commonly used polymers in the manufacture of plastic laboratory consumables. Polymers are large molecules that have the same structural unit repeating over and over.  The repeating units are called monomers. Polypropylene and polystyrene are both similar in many applications, but there are some inherent differences between them that make them […] ... Read More

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