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GlassGuard protects in hazardous areas

25 June 2012

Fragment retention lamp manufacturer GlassGuard has come to the rescue of a major manufacturer of laboratory equipment following a dangerous occurrence in a hazardous area.

Glassguard's BlackBand fragment retention coating contains the glass in the event of flask breakage
Glassguard's BlackBand fragment retention coating contains the glass in the event of flask breakage

A laboratory flask containing a volatile substance exploded whilst in use, resulting in very serious and costly damage to the locality. Consequently, GlassGuard was approached and asked to offer a solution.

The company was delighted to help out and applied its highly acclaimed BlackBand fragment retention coating to a number of evaporating flasks. This ensured that in the event of breakage, the shattered glass would be contained and would not spread throughout sensitive laboratory areas, thus minimising the risk of both chemical contamination and injury to personnel.

GlassGuard is more usually known for its fragment retention lamps, however the fragment retention coating can be applied to a variety of glass objects and was used to great effect in this instance.

CEO David Payne said: “Evaporating flasks are widely used across a number of industries involved in hazardous areas and with dangerous substances in use, our fragment retention coating ensures that special precautions can be taken to protect the safety of our customers and end-users”

The OEM coating-only service offered by GlassGuard can help minimise the risk of glass contamination in case of breakage for a wide range of industries.

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