Paul Rochus

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  • Lead Alternatives: Innovating the Radiation Shielding Industry

    The development of non-lead shielding materials is an area that material sciences is advancing in the field of radiation shielding. Lead remains the most commonly used material for radiation shielding because of the ease to be able to work with it, the price, and most prominently its ability to reduce gamma radiation. However, one drawback […]

  • The Radiation Shielding Design Process – How MarShield Can Help Turn an Idea to a Finished Product

    When it comes to radiation shielding in any industry, often a standard off the shelf product is not the best fit to maximize shielding effectiveness and efficiency in your operations. Clients require custom radiation shielding solutions that are designed to meet their specific needs. Challenge MarShield MarShield provides custom radiation shielding options and offers to […]

  • Radiation Shielding for Diagnostic Imaging

    In the medical field, many types of diagnostic imaging techniques are used to identify a medical condition in patients. Diagnostic imaging is a tool that doctors can utilize to “look inside” patients and there are many methods used to achieve this. Everything from ultrasounds to x-rays are used to produce 2D and 3D images that […]

  • Ensuring Nuclear Safety with High Quality – CSA N299

    Nuclear energy is a crucial part of the North American electrical grid. The United States obtains 20% of its electrical power from nuclear, while 15% of Canada’s electrical grid is powered by nuclear. Due to the safety concerns when dealing with nuclear power and radiation, high manufacturing standards are put in place on suppliers in […]

  • MarShield Shielding Solutions to Reduce Long Term Exposure to X-ray Radiation

    An X-ray is produced by energy released from an accelerating electron and resulting radiation can pass through some, but not all material. The x-ray radiation then interacts with a detector and forms an image of the inside of an object or person. Because of the ability to “look through” materials that the human eye cannot […]

  • Modular X-Ray Shielding Rooms for Temporary Hospital Sites

    Modular X-Ray Shielding Rooms for Temporary Hospital Sites

    As we continue to tackle COVID-19, now more than ever the medical industry requires modular x-ray shielding rooms. These full body shielding units are designed to protect medical personnel from harmful secondary radiation and can be used either at a hospital or an outdoor clinic. MarShield is a leading North American manufacturer of custom modular […]

  • Lead Lined Cabinets Custom Designed for Your Needs

    Lead lined cabinets are utilized across a wide variety of industries including hospitals, nuclear medicine and the nuclear power industry. Some of the applications of shielded cabinets are for storing radioisotopes, radioactive waste, and providing shielding while operating x-ray tubes and protecting sensitive electronic devices from external radiation damage. MarShield’s shielded cabinets are custom manufactured, […]

  • Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

    The Nuclear industry often requires large radiation shields made primarily from lead. One common method is to pour lead into a steel fabrication. The metal shell protects the lead in a durable casing that holds up better over time. This also ensures that any risk of lead exposure is minimized as the lead is sealed […]

  • Happy Holidays From MarShield

    There’s no better time than the holidays to express our appreciation for your business. May all the joys of the season be yours with every good wish for the New Year! Our Holiday Hours December 24th to January 1st: Closed January 2nd: Open (Regular Hours) Our sales team will be monitoring emails and phone calls […]

  • Nanotek Technology

    Shield and Protect Yourself with Nanotek Technology

    With Nanotek technology, we offer a safer, more environmentally friendly, lead-free solution to traditionally lead-based radiation shielding products. The Benefits of Nanotek Technology Non-Toxic: Rest easy knowing that your shielding products are safe and non-toxic. Lightweight: Enjoy the ease that comes with lighter-than-lead materials. Fully Customizable: We work with you to deliver a superior product […]