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Why Do We Use a Lab Fume Hood?

Laboratory Fume Hoods

As chemistry, biology and other science experts about the major pathways used by chemicals and toxins as they enter the body and most agree that inhalation is one of the biggest routes followed. Whether a compound or agent is in a vapor or fume form, it can almost immediately enter the human bloodstream as soon as it is inhaled. If it is not immediately toxic, its particulate can become embedded in the soft lung tissue where it might cause problems in the hours, days, weeks or years that follow. It is the primary reason that laboratory fume hoods are used in labs.
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Why Is It Necessary to Install Pegboard Hooks in Your Laboratory?

Pegboard Hooks

Having pegboards for the lab helps to improve the efficiency and cleanliness of the space. Of course, it also allows personnel in the lab to properly drain items, such as beakers, after they have been used and cleaned. In addition to having the pegboard added to the lab, it is also important to make sure that you have plenty of quality peg hooks for the pegboard, as well.
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The Essential Features of Trespa Countertops in a Laboratory Setting

Trespa Countertops

Choosing the right countertops for your laboratory is important for assuring a safe and highly functional work environment. Trespa countertops contain features that are crucial for all types of laboratory environments, from chemical to institutional. Both Trespa Top Lab Plus and Trespa Top Lab Base are manufactured for durability, cleanliness, and functionality. Continue reading The Essential Features of Trespa Countertops in a Laboratory Setting

Advantages of Using Chemical Resistant Lab Countertop in Laboratory

Lab Countertops

Countertops are loosely also called worktops or work-surfaces and are commonly seen in kitchens, bathrooms, and laboratories around the world in homes, offices, schools and medical facilities. However, when you are working with chemicals, heat or heavy objects, it is important to have a surface to work on that can take the abuse and still provide exceptional service down the road. These are the places a person really needs to have a chemical resistant lab countertop.
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What is the Best Countertop Material For Your Laboratory?

Countertop material

Working in a laboratory can be a very challenging and rewarding experience. One of the main concerns you should have as a worker in an environment like this is keeping everything clean and bacteria free. While this may sound like a fairly simple task, it is anything but. When trying to ensure a lab is functional and working properly, focus on the countertop material in place. Selecting the right chemical resistant lab countertop is important and something that will require a good bit of research. Below are some of the best materials to use for the countertops in a lab environment.

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Epoxy Versus Phenolic Countertops: Which Should You Choose?

Finding the right work surface is essential for getting the job done. Laboratory projects require special countertops for specific tasks and for providing support for valuable equipment. As you are choosing between an epoxy resin countertop or phenolic countertops, find out the difference between these countertops and what may be best for your laboratory.
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What Are Lab Counter Tops Made Of?

Lab Countertops

Your lab counter tops serve as your workspace. They are charged with the responsibility of holding all your equipment, tools and projects. You also require space for writing, sitting and even catching spills. However, not all countertop materials are suited for the laboratory environment. As a result, it is best to get to know some of the most popular options for these surfaces.

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Phenolic Countertops – Time to update Your Lab’s Countertops

Phenolic Countertops – Time to update Your Lab’s Countertops

Every so often, the wear and tear on your lab get to be a bit much. This is when it becomes time to update and upgrade your equipment. Likewise, when you are building new lab facilities, you need to take into account not only the bang that you get for your buck, what your budget. This is where phenol formaldehyde resins come into play. Known as phenolic resins, these synthetic resins are made by reacting formaldehyde and phenol. These form a permanent and stable polymer, which was originally known as Bakelite. Moreover, they have been the choice for lab countertops in schools, industry, and healthcare.

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