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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...
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...
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...
Laboratory Glassware
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What are the Differences Between Glass Types commonly used for Laboratory Glassware?

Glass types can be confusing to understand, however, the variation in chemical composition provides the glass with different properties.  Two types of glass commonly used for laboratory glassware  are Soda-Lime and Borosilicate glass. Glass Chemical Composition The chemical composition of each glass type varies to give rise to unique properties: Expansion borosilicate gla...
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Sintered disc or sintered frit filtration funnels - how to care for sintered discs? When to select a sintered disc funnel? What do sintered disc grades mean?

Vacuum filtrations using a Buchner flask and funnel with a vacuum pump are commonly used to isolate a solid of interest from a liquid. Most commonly a porcelain Buchner funnel with a filter paper placed on top is used, but in some instances a sintered disc funnel is more appropriate. But when would you select a sintered disc funnel? And how should a sintered disc filter funnel be cleaned ...
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How can I stop QuickFit joints from sticking without grease?

QuickFit joints make building complex glassware apparatus setups easy with their standardized fittings that slot together with a tight seal. One problem that is often encountered is glassware sticking at QuickFit joints. When the apparatus has been exposed to temperature changes that have caused it to expand or contract, or when it has simply been left in place for a long time, the two piece...

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