Posts tagged 'polypropylene'

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5ml tubes for preparation, storage and more...

Do you use 5ml tubes in your lab? They're not just for centrifuges...   5ml tubes are used in labs for a range of small volume tasks; Dilutions Incubation of microbial samples Storage of samples for subsequent collection of smaller aliquots Pellet preparation Their size and shape makes them easy to use - the flip cap can be opened one handed, and the dimensions a...

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The 3 Tier Rack now fully autoclavable and in 4 new colours.

An improved design and 4 new colours offers all the advantages required by the modern laboratory for tube support. So what rack are we talking about? The new fully autoclavable version of the orginal 3 tier rack now manufactured completely in virgin polypropylene.   The rack clips together in 3 sections with improved fittings that hold securely in place. Its easy to assemble and dissasemb...

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100 Place Long Box with Height Adjustable Lid

Need a storage box for your tubes that is slimline and will hold a variety of tube sizes? Camlab have launched a translucent polypropylene long box which hold upto 100 tubes, microcentrifuge tubes and cryogenic vials. The added advantage of this box is you can heighten the lid to fit the tubes you wish to store. As the lid and base are both UK made from translucent polyproylene 

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What is BHT and how does it affect plastic consumable products?

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is a phenolic compound that is often added to foods to preserve fats. It is also an antioxidant additive used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, electrical transformer oil, and embalming fluid. There has become an increasing demand for BHT free plastic products due to the suspicion of being a carcinogen. Responding to growi...
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What is the resistance of polypropylene when exposed to alpha, beta and gamma radiation?

Polypropylene (PP) has the advantages of being nontoxic and inert to liquids and drugs. Its low cost and the ease with which it can be extruded or shaped are also important. Alpha radiation: Polypropylene is widely used in the automobile industry for parts like dashboards and bumpers. If you irradiate polypropylene with alpha particles under certain atmospheric conditions  it has been determ...
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