Moisture analysers, sometimes called “moisture balances”, are used to measure the moisture content in various types of samples including solids, liquids, and gases. Trace moisture in solids must be controlled for plastics, pharmaceuticals and heat treatment processes. Gas or liquid … Continue reading What are moisture analysers and how they work?
Polypropylene and polystyrene are two types of commonly used polymers in the manufacture of plastic laboratory consumables. Polymers are large molecules that have the same structural unit repeating over and over. The repeating units are called monomers. Polypropylene and polystyrene … Continue reading What is the difference between polystyrene (ps) and polypropylene (pp) in regards to resistance to acids/bases/chemicals?
Although a domestic washer is a much lower cost than a laboratory glassware washer, it is not always suited for use in the commercial setting as it may not have the advanced features needed for laboratory work. Here are some … Continue reading Difference between laboratory glasswasher and domestic dishwasher
Silicone and rubber are both elastomers. Silicone is a polymer containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone and rubber can both be found in a wide variety of products, including automotive applications; cooking, baking, and food storage products; apparel … Continue reading Silicone Vs Rubber
The terms “distilled water” and “deionised water” are often misunderstood. Water Distillation Water evaporation/condensation is one of the oldest methods of producing pure water and is also known as the “Thermal Method”. The main drawback of this method is the … Continue reading Distilled Vs Deionised Water: What is the difference?
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is barrier protection and includes clothes and work accessories to protect employees from potential workplace hazards. Personal protection starts with personal clothing choices for example; short skirts, short pants, open toe shoes, loose clothing or long … Continue reading Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Laboratory
There are many choices when buying a microscope in the 21st century and “lighting” is one of them. In this article, we look at the differences between LED and Halogen lighting to assist you with the best outcome for your … Continue reading LED vs Halogen – What is the best lighting for your microscope?
Borosilicate Glass Borosilicate glass is an “engineered “glass developed specifically for use in laboratories and applications where thermal, mechanical and chemical conditions are too harsh for standard, household-type soda lime glass. It is a type of glass with silica and … Continue reading What is the Difference between Soda-lime Glass and Borosilicate Glass?
There are many types of laboratory balances on today’s market and when making a decision to purchase a balance, you need to ensure you are buying for the best outcome possible. Consider the application first, what is the maximum capacity? … Continue reading Choosing A Laboratory Balance
Understanding the basics of Rotary Evaporators before buying them Rotary evaporation is the process of reducing the volume of a solvent by distributing it as a thin film across the interior of a vessel at elevated temperature and reduced pressure … Continue reading Choosing a Laboratory Rotary Evaporator