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  • Choosing the Right Radiation Shielding: Factors Considered by a Shielding Materials Expert

    Choosing the Right Radiation Shielding: Factors Considered by a Shielding Materials Expert

    Radiation Protection is an important field across a wide range of industries from healthcare and medical imaging to nuclear energy, nuclear medicine and non-destructive testing. ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) is a principle that strives to minimize the exposure of ionizing radiation to people and the environment while considering economics, technology and social factors. […]

  • Happy Holidays from The Mars Metal Group of Companies

    On behalf of the Mars Metal Group of Companies we want to wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year. We want to extend our appreciation to everyone who supported us this year and we look forward to what 2022 holds! Best wishes for this upcoming year and we look forward to servicing you […]

  • Non-Lead Materials for The Radiation Shielding Industry

    Lead remains the most commonly used material for radiation shielding but its toxicity is one of its major drawbacks. There has been significant advancement in the development of non-lead shielding material for the radiation shielding industry. Innovations have focused on producing thinner, more flexible, and effective non-lead shielding. Specifically, polymers are being utilized for their […]

  • Tungsten Shielding Keeps Radiation Exposure to Minimum

    Several applications require shielding from radiation where lead is not a feasible material. Tungsten heavy alloy provides an alternative to lead that is strong and highly customizable into precision components. With an approximately 1.7 times greater density than lead, tungsten guarantees radiation exposure is kept to a minimum. Benefits Of Using Tungsten Tungsten’s higher density […]

  • Case Study: Lead Lined Cabinets for Engineering and Environmental Consulting Firm

    An Engineering and environmental consulting company based in New jersey has once again contacted us to assist in their shielding requirements. They needed another three customed designed cabinets this time for their nuclear gauges and associated instruments. Nuclear gauges are field instruments used in geological engineering to determine the density of compacted material and can […]

  • MarShield Provides Highest-Quality Lead Glass for the Medical, Industrial, and Nuclear Industries

    Lead glass is widely used in the medical, industrial, and nuclear industries and is essential in protecting employees from harmful radiation. Lead glass is usually placed into a lead-lined frame built into a wall or door. Some of the applications for lead glass include, observation viewing windows, mobile shielding protection, protection panels for check-up systems, […]

  • Case Study: MarShield’s Mobile Shielding Barriers Reduce Workers Exposure to Radiation By 50%

    An energy company based in Wisconsin, USA, was looking to reduce workers’ exposure to canisters filled with nuclear fuel. To remove the canisters, the company had to construct a scaffold framework that was not conducive for schedule optimization and exposure reduction. The company delivers clean energy across North America. They develop, construct, and operate power […]

  • MarShield Is Proud to Celebrate Women in Medicine

    Each September, MarShield joins the American Medical Association and Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging in celebrating Women in Medicine Month. Women play a crucial role in medicine. This month serves to highlight female physicians’ accomplishments and advocacy work, and shed light on health issues impacting female patients. During the month, the AMA’s Women […]

  • MarShield Launches Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub

    MarShield is proud to announce the launch of its Specifiers and Architects Resource Hub. The hub providers specifiers, architects, and engineers have easy access to MarShield product information, specs, CAD drawings, and many other resources. MarShield Radiation Protection Specs (Section 13090/13 49 00) are also available in CSI 3-Part format on and MarShield […]

  • Case Study: Designing and Manufacturing Custom Lead Cabinet for Cardiology Clinic

    MarShield was approached by a Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologist/Radiation Safety Officer & Stress Lab Manager from Western Canada’s premier cardiology clinics to design and manufacture a custom cabinet with a vertical storage location for flood sources and phantoms. The customer required the cabinet to be built according to custom dimensions to fit the room’s unique […]