Safe and effective protection from radioactive compounds is anessential requirement in many laboratories. Cleaver Scientific (CSL) makes the largest range of acrylicradiation shielding products in the UK.

CSL has developed a wide range of over 120 Radiation Safety Products which provide optimum protection for laboratory personnel involved in applications where either Beta or Gamma emitting compounds are used. The range includes; shields, boxes, racks, waste bins, spillage trays and cabinets.

Cleaver RadioPR As flexibility and low cost are important requirements for many customers, CSL meet this demand by offering custom-built shields and boxes which are manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit most applications and budgets.

The company claims its storage boxes are ideal for waste material and samples; interchangeable inserts hold various sizes of tubes, such as micro-centrifuge, centrifuge tubes, scintillation vials, universals, cryotubes and falcon tubes. Drawstring heavy-duty waste bags are also available. Free standing bench top bins with hinged lids and anti-slip feet are ideal for short term storage of radioactive materials.

In addition to the standard 10mm thick beta protection and 12mm thick lead impregnated gamma protection shielding is 35mm thick lead impregnated shielding, which provides gamma attenuation equivalent to 1.5mm thick lead. Also available is 70mm thick shielding that offers gamma attenuation equivalent to 3.0mm thick lead.

The key features of these protection products are: clear optical construction for unobstructed view; a choice of angle to suit location; the availability of most shields in small and large sizes; large flat base models for under-bench protection and curved base models compatible with safety spill trays; plus boxes and bins available with hinged lids in a variety of designs and sizes.

Finally, Cleaver Scientific can provide a DuoShield specifically for those applications which require safe protection from both beta and gamma emissions.

For further details contact Alan Philips, Product Manager, Cleaver Scientific Ltd at or visit

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