We offer a range of polymer materials to form the main enclosure
of glove boxes, each providing a key advantage.
Acrylic glove boxes provide an economical material for general
purpose processing and academic research, and offer uninterrupted
viewing of process operations. However this material is fragile
and prone to stress fracture and chemical attack.
Amber Acrylic, as above but available for UV shielding.
Polycarbonate glove boxes provide superb resistance to stress,
have good resistance to a range of chemicals, and offer uninterrupted
viewing. Polycarbonate offers high heat resistance (up to 125º
C) and is flame resistant. The material is thermally stable in dimension,
has high impact strength and high UV stability. Our mechanical jointing
technique and proprietary flexible silicone adhesive provide an
engineered product that has many possible applications.
Polypropylene glove boxes offer greater chemical resistance
to corrosive chemicals, but windows must be provided in other materials
(glass, PVC, polycarbonate, etc)
PVC, Transparent Static-dissipative glove boxes help to
eliminate static charges, and used where particular material (dust)
is to be avoided.
PVC glove boxes offer a high chemical resistance to many
Our polymer glove boxes are designed with Stainless Steel bases
to provide a robust foundation and work surface, and make an important
contribution in the dissipation of static energy.
Polymer glove boxes can be designed to incorporate many of our
standard design facilities to provide a controlled and durable workstation
for many industry applications.
It must however be borne in mind that polymer glove boxes do not
generally match the mechanical properties of stainless steel glove
boxes, and are incompatible with many hazardous and corrosive chemicals.
Polymer glove boxes have a higher rate of permeability than stainless
steel allowing greater amounts of oxygen and moisture to pass through.
If the above points do not cause concern, polymer glove boxes have
the benefit of price advantage over stainless steel, and offer an
almost unrestricted visual quality, which is without hindrance to
light making the interior bright.
Polycarbonate glove boxes are generally lighter than their stainless
steel counterparts, making them easier to transport, and this coupled
with their all round visual qualities make them ideal for teaching.
Used selectively, polymer glove boxes can prove to be a good economical