9 Results for tag Lab Supplies

Nitrile Vs Latex Vs Vinyl Gloves

The three most popular glove materials on the market today are nitrile, latex, and vinyl. We have seen the popularization of the nitrile glove in recent years but what’s the difference? And what type should you be using? In this article, we will explore the these glove types so you can make an informed decision […] ... Read More

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

Silicone Vs Rubber

Silicone and rubber are both elastomers. Silicone is a polymer containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone and rubber can both be found in a wide variety of products, including automotive applications; cooking, baking, and food storage products; apparel such as undergarments, sportswear, and footwear; electronics; medical devices and implants; and in home repair and hardware with products such as silicone sealants. Although [& ... 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

4 Tips to Manage Laboratory Inventory

Managing inventory in the laboratory is an important task and the significance of it is largely overlooked. Inventory management remains one of the single most effective ways to reduce costs and improve productivity. The team at Westlab have written this article to give you some fresh inspiration and ideas to assist in managing inventory which […] ... Read More

Key Aspects to Consider when Purchasing Gloves

There is more to a great nitrile glove than meets the eye. In this article, we have outlined some key aspects of a nitrile glove to assist you with purchasing the right glove for your application. Thickness The thickness of a nitrile glove can contribute to the comfort, dexterity, toughness and elasticity of the glove. […] ... 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

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

Filtered Pipette Tips vs. Non-Filtered Pipette Tips

  There has been an increase in demand for pipette tips over the last couple months, partly due to supply chain shortages. While most pipette tips are still available, non-filtered tips are becoming harder to source due to the high demand for filtered tips. Many manufacturers have switched over to making filtered tips exclusively to […] ... Read More

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