Glassware

CamLab is proud to present a curated collection of blogs on one of our specialities - laboratory glassware. Our team of experts has scoured the internet to bring you the most informative and engaging content on this subject. From the basics of laboratory supplies to the intricacies of borosilicate glass and Quickfit technology, our blogs cover a wide range of topics designed to keep you informed and up-to-date in the world of laboratory glassware. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, our selection of blogs is guaranteed to pique your interest and deepen your understanding of the art and science of laboratory glassware.

Inspecting Laboratory Glassware
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DWK Safety Blog - Inspecting Laboratory Glassware

Laboratory glassware is often repeatedly used in the laboratory which can lead to stress and general wear and tear. Inspecting laboratory glassware for any signs of damage can prevent injury. This blog will cover some indications that could suggest that the glassware has been damaged, how to carry out an inspection and how to dispose of damaged lab glassware safely. Pyrex Quickfit Kohlrausc...
DWK safety tips – Jointed Glassware
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DWK safety tips - Jointed Glassware

Distillation, extraction, filtration and reflux processes require various complexities of laboratory glassware assemblies, using interchangeable jointed glassware. This safety blog will cover the various types of jointed glassware available, and explore basic techniques for its safe maintenance. Pyrex Quickfit jointed glassware Types of jointed glassware explained Jointed glassware ca...
DWK safety blog – autoclaving glass bottles
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DWK safety blog - autoclaving glass bottles

An autoclave is a specialised piece of equipment which is a physical method for disinfection and sterilisation. The process is achieved using a combination of steam, high pressure, and time. Steam is effective at transferring thermal energy (compared to dry air) and can sterilise a load at 121°C in just 15 minutes. The majority of laboratory glass bottles are suitable for autoclaving. Howev...
DWK guide to cleaning lab glassware
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DWK guide to cleaning lab glassware

It is important to clean laboratory glassware as it has frequent contact with a range of substances on a repeated basis. A robust cleaning process is needed to ensure the equipment can be re-used safely, as well as helping to prolong the life of the products used and protects the validity of future work. Cleaning of glassware can be carried out manually, with the use of automated washing eq...
heating laboratory glass
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DWK safety tips and tricks - heating laboratory glass

Heating glassware is an important topic as heat can change the volume of the glassware if the temperature used is too high. The maximum temperature for heating the glass depends on the specifications and what type of glass is used. For example, borosilicate glassware provides a lower coefficient of expansion than other glass types such as soda lime glass. Another note is that not all glassware...
QUICKFIT® Jointed Laboratory Glassware
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QUICKFIT® Jointed Laboratory Glassware: Understanding the Different Types and when to use them

Glassware has become ubiquitous in laboratory experiments thanks to its many favourable qualities. It is inert, transparent, is chemically and heat-resistant, and available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. From round-bottom flasks and fractionating columns to condensers, bubblers and extractors, laboratory glassware serves many functions. Thi...
Single vent and triple vent petri dish
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What's the difference between a single vent and triple vent petri dish?

Petri dishes are typically made from glass or plastic. They are widely used in microbiology labs to make up agar and media plates for bacterial cell and fungal cultures. We often get asked what is the difference between a single vented and triple vented petri dish and which is best for a certain application. So we have put together this terminology quick guide to help explain the differences. ...
Soxhlet extraction apparatus
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How do I set up Soxhlet extraction apparatus?

Soxhlet extraction is used for extracting a compound of low solubility from a solid sample (typically natural or environmental samples such as soil, sediment and more). It was invented by Franz von Soxhlet in 1879 for the extraction of a lipid from a solid sample and has since become widely used the world over. The Soxhlet extraction method uses a number of different glassware pieces. A Soxhlet...
Distillation apparatus
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How do I set up distillation apparatus?

Quickfit glassware is incredibly handy when setting up experiments involving a lot of individual pieces and connections as the pieces come in a range of joint sizes that easily slot together for assembly. The range has hundreds of pieces including reduction and expansion adapters for when joint sizes do not match. On top of this, if you need a custom piece and will be ordering sufficient quanti...
Laboratory Glassware
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A quick guide to Classifications of Laboratory Glassware

Volumetric Glassware Laboratory glassware can be manufactured from Borosilicate and Soda-lime glass. Soda lime glass  is generally used for Class B products or where long term exposure to chemicals is unlikely. Class A Borosilicate volumetric glassware has superior thermal and chemical resistance and is better suited to glassware for storage of solutions, e.g. flasks. The use of  Class A boros...
Quickfit® Glassware
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Q: My Quickfit® Glassware joint sizes do not match, what can I do?

A: Use one of the Quickfit® expansion or reduction adapters Quickfit® glassware comes with a range of joint sizes. When the joint size of one piece of glassware match with that of another, connecting them within your set up is easy. However, things may not be so straightforward and some items may only come in a limited choice of joint sizes. In this case, there is a handy range of reduction ...

Interchangeable Laboratory Glassware
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Interchangeable Laboratory Glassware - Quickfit® Understanding the Connections

How often have you spent time trying to find the right pieces of glassware to fit together to construct your set-up? A Flexible Interchangeable Range Quickfit® back in 1934 pioneered the idea of interchangeable laboratory glassware based on set joint sizes aimed to tackle this issue. Today this range comprises of over 1000 products, most of which feature their signature conical ground glass joi...
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