Proper maintenance of neutralization tanks is essential for proper neutralization of wastes in the systems.  Over time, limestone will loose there ability to effectively neutralize effluents.  Tanks must be cleaned out periodically of all sludge, debris and other material and must be checked for proper amount of limestone. A regular maintenance schedule of one to […]

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We are excited to announce that our specifications are now in one easy to use document.  If you are specifying Neutralization Tanks or Polyolefin Sinks, we have a specification! If you need Acid Cabinet Liners, Pass Throughs, or Spill Trays,  we have a specification!  If you need a Polyolefin Vent for your Acid Cabinet, because a PVC vent is not LEED or SEFA […]

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Scientific Plastics manufactures the best drawer liner on the market.  Lab drawers are notorious for corroding from normal daily use.  Even with the most diligent efforts to keep labware clean, moisture from washing or chemical residue can cause extensive damage. This picture from a two year old lab shows a common drawer with damage to the bottom.  […]

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Since Hamilton Scientific ceased operations, many people have called Scientific Plastics asking about components. We are very sorry to hear about Hamilton.   As an industry-wide provider of laboratory casework components, we can provide components necessary to complete a world class installation. Lab designers and installers can be sure you are complying with LEED and SEFA standards as Scientific Plastics manufactures using only polyolefins–we […]

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If you’ve ever spoken to Scientific Plastics about adding spill trays to your chemical storeroom, we have probably touted the benefits of rotational molding.  Rotational molding is producing a hollow part by placing resin in a mold; heating; and rotating the mold bi-axially.  After the part is cooled, it is removed from the mold for use. Most plastic play sets for children […]

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In a standard system, acidic waste is drained into a tank filled with high purity limestone chips. After a designated dwell time in the tank (approximately 3 hours) the chemical is neutralized and subsequently discharged by gravity flow into the sewer system. Generally effluent with a pH range of 5.5 – 8.5 can be disposed […]

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Ever lost a chemical stir bar down the drain?  Do you have an annual competition for “funkiest retrieval device” in your lab? Lab supplies are expensive and disassembling sink plumbing is time consuming.  When supplies like stir bars go down a drain, it can be a hassle.  Why not install a bottle trap under your sink […]

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Polyethylene sinks are a great product for several reasons. First, polyethylene has great thermal shock resistance.  Many labs use dry ice for various purposes in their sinks.  Polyethylene when exposed to dry ice will not stress or crack; like a more rigid material such as epoxy which will crack under the stress of super cooling. Second, the waste […]

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Your lab is required to have a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP). OSHA’s position is that “the CHP is the foundation of the laboratory safety program and must be reviewed and updated, as needed, and at least on an annual basis to reflect changes in policies and personnel. A CHP should be facility specific and can […]

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Lab installers often call Scientific Plastics inquiring about venting.  We recommend using only our polyolefin vents, both for meeting LEED and SEFA recommendations.  Remember: PVC is never recommended! The SEFA standard states: When a plastic product for venting of hazardous storage cabinets is specified, it is recommended that polyolefin pipe be used.(ASTM 1412 non-corrosive) PVC piping […]

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