• Leaded Acrylic Provides A Shatter-Resistant, Versatile Solution to Radiation Shielding

    By: Chris Newman Leaded acrylic is a shatter-resistant, versatile solution to your radiation shielding needs. The transparent plastic contains 30% lead by weight, combining superb light transmission with effective radiation protection. MarShield, an industry leader in radiation shielding materials, carries a variety of sizes and thickness of leaded acrylic and can fulfill custom orders according […]

  • How to Solve Your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

    Shielding Options: Lead vs. Tungsten

    By: Chris Newman When considering options for radiation shielding, the most important thing is to use materials with a high density. Lead and tungsten are the most common materials to shield gamma radiation, however, they both have different advantages. Lead Shielding  Lead has numerous applications, but it’s mostly used in nuclear power, nuclear medicine, diagnostic […]

  • How to Solve Your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

    How to Solve Your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

    Over 70 Tons of Sheet Lead in Stock and Ready to Ship! From 1/32 inch to 1/4 inch and Various Roll Lengths from 8ft. to 10ft. By: Chris Newman The use of sheet lead for radiation protection in laboratories, clinics, dental, and medical applications can be a challenge. When designing and building radiation shielding, many contractors […]

  • Plasti-Shield® - Borated Polyethylene - How it works.

    How Does Borated Polyethylene Work?

    Specifically designed for neutron shielding, borated polyethylene is a cost-effective and lightweight shielding solution that moderates or slows down neutrons, absorbs slow neutrons, and shields against any resulting radiation. Moderating or slowing down neutrons: Materials containing light atoms such as hydrogen atoms found in polyethylene accomplish this. The nucleus of a hydrogen atom contains only […]

  • Visit Us at SNC-Lavalin Suppliers Day in Mississauga – Sept. 24, 2015

    Come visit us at Booth 44 between 8:30-3:00. As presented by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries. Dave Holden and Justin Parrington will be there to meet with SNC-Lavalin staff as well as other manufacturers, engineers and procurement groups! For more information please visit