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Acrylic Dry Box Enclosure
 
 

Custom Thermoplastic Fabrication

Specialty Glass, Inc. is now pleased to offer a wider range of scientific equipment with the addition of our Plastic Fabrication Division in 2002.   We are now able to meet your 'containment' requirements along with your laboratory glassware needs.

 
 
 

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Acrylic Plastic Fabrication

Acrylic plastic is more commonly known by its trademark name: Plexiglass® and Lucite®.  Acrylic is an optically clear transparent material having outstanding weather resistance, high impact strength and good chemical resistance.

Acrylic is available in many colors, shades and tints, with clear being the most widely used.  Acrylic is relatively easy to fabricate and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

Water Bath for Density Column
Acrylic Water Bath for Density Column
Clear Acrylic Balance Enclosure

Clear Acrylic Balance Enclosure

Some of the most routinely fabricated plastic items are:

 

Fume Hoods

Dry Boxes

Draft Shields

Safety Shields

Safety Guards

Transparent Vessels

Organizers

Storage Units

Instrument Enclosures

Sight Glass

Instrument Covers

Sink Backsplashes

Dry Box Enclosure with bare hand entry ports

Clear Acrylic Dry Box with Bare Hand Entry Ports.

(Gloved Boxes Also Available)

 

 

Acrylic can be cut and shaped into just about any item from containers to organizers and more.  Plastics fabrication does create a lot of 'dust'.

Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate, more commonly known by its trade name, Lexan, is a virtually unbreakable clear plastic.  Polycarbonate has many of the same uses as acrylic, but is used when safety, security and impact resistance are important.

Polycarbonate plastic fabrication is quite routinely used for the following items:
 

Splash Shields

Security Windows

Tote Buckets

Equipment Guards

Equipment Shields

Tote Carriers

 
Polypropylene Tote Container
Polypropylene Container
 

Polypropylene
Polypropylene is a lightweight, affordable plastic that is resistant to chemicals and stains, is very impact resistant and exhibits tensile strength at elevated temperatures.

Some of the most routinely fabricated polypropylene plastic items are:

Catch Pans

Containment Vessels

Fume hoods

Chemical Storage Trays

Bath Lids

Storage Units

Spacers

Sink Backsplashes

Tote Trays

Countertops

Tank Covers

 

Thermoplastic Fabrication

Thermoplastics Fabrication of a
Polypropylene Containment Vessel

   
Polypropylene is available in a variety of sizes to meet your containment requirements as well as in solid rod for custom machined parts. Polypropylene Solid Rod
     

Polyethylene
Polyethylene has virtually the same uses as Polypropylene depending on the type of chemical atmosphere.

Some of the items most commonly fabricated with Polyethylene are:

Catch Pans

Containment Vessels

Fume Hoods

Chemical Storage Trays

Bath Lids

Storage Units

Spacers

Sink Backsplashes

Tote Trays

Countertops

Tank Covers

 

Polyethylene Tanks
 
Insulated Polyethylene Ice Bath
       Insulated Polyethylene Ice Bath

Polyvinyl Chloride - PVC
PVC is much like polypropylene and polyethylene.  

PVC Tanks

 
 

Teflon-PTFE®
Teflon has the highest service temperature capability and is the most resistant to chemicals.  Teflon comes in different alloys that can be machined to specifications and has many uses.

Plastics fabrication with Teflon® include:

Stirrer Paddles and Blades

Dry Lubricant

Tank Lids

Tubing

Gaskets

Spacers

Bushings

Bearings

 

  PTFE Gaskets, caps and machined parts
 
 

PEEK™ (Polyether-ether Ketone) - A high performance thermoplastic.

PEEK ™ Property Attributes:    
 

High Tensile Strength

Excellent Abrasion and Water Resistance

Maximum Service Temperature (500° F/260°C)

Excellent Chemical Resistance

USP Class VI Compliant

Good Electrical Properties

Radiation Resistant

Low Ionic Extractables and Outgassing

Excellent Weight Reduction Maintaining Superior Strength to Weight Ratio

Resin is UL 94 V-0 Flammability Rated with Extremely Low Smoke and Gas Emissions

 
PEEK™ Applications
 

Chemical Processing

Semiconductor

Medical

Aerospace

Electronics

Analytical Instrumentation

Pharmaceutical

Nuclear

Automotive

Hydrolysis

         
 

Thank you for visiting Specialty Glass, Inc.

     
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