Asynt Ltd. Release: Safety First With New Compact Shield for Stirrer Hotplates

Published: Aug 22, 2011

August 2011 -- Asynt’s Compact Lab Safety Shield fits neatly around any stirrer hotplate to provide robust, convenient protection from splashes, aerosols and spills. Ideal for use where fume hood space is at a premium, the Safety Shield offers additional protection for chemists in the event of a tube or cap failure under pressure, even if the fume hood sash is raised.

Manufactured from 5mm polycarbonate, the Safety Shield is resistant to a range of commonly-used laboratory solvents and is temperature-resistant to 170ºC. Designed with a small footprint to maximise fume hood space, the shield maintains access to hotplate controls and gives good all-round visibility of the reaction or process.

In addition to giving essential protection in applications such as heated parallel reactions in tubes, especially those operating under pressure, the device also shields reactions from the cooling effect of ventilation.

Manufactured in the UK, this is the only compact safety shield available for under £100 which fits Asynt, IKA and Heidolph stirrer hotplates.

About Asynt

Asynt Ltd, based near Cambridge, was formed in July 2003 to develop, supply and support new and novel products and services for the organic chemist. The company developed the DrySyn range of products (launched in March 2004) and has successfully introduced partner company PharmaCore’s custom synthesis services into the European market. Asynt products are developed by a team of chemists with 35 years’ combined experience and a mission to respond to the real needs of their colleagues in industry and academia. Asynt is committed to investment in new products and chemistries and plans to launch new ideas on a regular basis.

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