Artemis Shielding, a radiation shielding manufacturer, has created a reasonably priced lead fee, radiation shielding.
U.S. Army Special Forces Operators, who run the company, note those years of wearing heavy lead vests, has caused healthcare workers pain and disability ultimately caused them to prematurely leave their fields. Such workers are needed and a lightweight, low cost shield would considerably extend their careers.
As well, the shielding would reduce lead exposure. A 2016 American College of Radiology analysis discovered detectable surface lead in over sixty percent of tested aprons, making them a significant source of hazardous exposure.
Artemis Shielding also uses its branded combination of thermoplastic polymer alloys and high atomic number elements to create other lead-free products such as x-ray curtains and mobile barriers.
Ecomass Technologies also recognizes lead’s health concerns and has helped original equipment manufacturers and material processors around the world develop eco-friendly thermoplastic compounds that offer lightweight, toxic free radiation shielding, gamma ray shielding, and x-ray shielding
For decades, lead was the benchmark in radiation shielding. It was cheap, simple, and effective. Mounting health, safety and environmental concerns, however, resulted in progressively severe environmental regulations. Ecomass utilizes a tungsten powder and polymeric matrix composite to optimizes material density and wall thickness. Moreover, it is a completely lead-free, injection-moldable thermoplastic solution that satisfies all regulatory concerns and satisfies radiation, gamma, and x-ray shielding requirements.
Ecomass Compounds have replaced lead in numerous radiation, gamma, and x-ray shielding applications, including:
o industrial x-ray shielding
o medical x-ray shielding
o temporary shielding at nuclear power plants
Like the entire Ecomass Compound product line, Ecomass’ lead free radiation, gamma, and x-ray shielding compounds are RoHS compliant and do not contain lead, lead compounds, or any other U.S. EPA hazardous or toxic material.
Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use its lead free compounds.