MarShield News

  • 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 […]

  • Custom Leaded Cabinets

    Custom Leaded Cabinets for Biopharmaceutical Company

    MarShield was contacted by a biopharmaceutical company located in the United States that develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company conducts bio-assays with radioactive materials as part of its discovery program and the storage of waste materials resulting from such studies has always posed certain limitations. The client was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protect Your Staff and Customers Against Harmful Viruses

    As restrictions begin to ease, there is an increasing need for solutions that create a safe work environment and help prevent the transmission of COVID-19. For businesses, protecting staff and customers is a top priority, and one that cannot be compromised. A viable solution for businesses is installing protective barriers that would protect customers and […]

  • Designing, Fabricating, and Installing Accelerator Room Doors for Cancer Care Centre

    Designing, Fabricating, and Installing Accelerator Room Doors for Cancer Care Centre

    MarShield was contracted by a large commercial construction company to build accelerator doors for a cancer care facility in Washington, USA. We were brought on board due to our expertise in fabricating and installing accelerator doors. What made this particular project unique was that one door was to be installed immediately to get an accelerator […]

  • Shatter-Resistant, Versatile Solution to Radiation Shielding

    Leaded Acrylic: Shatter-Resistant, Versatile Solution to Radiation Shielding

    Leaded acrylic is an excellent option for your radiation shielding needs. The shatter-resistant and versatile unique 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • We Are Open For You

    As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, our top priority is the safety and health of our team members and customers. Within the Mars Group of Companies, we have enhanced rules and procedures with our employees practicing self-monitoring, social distancing, and strict sanitization guidelines. Mars Metal Group has been deemed an essential service, […]

  • MarShield Radiation Shielding Pleased to Announce CSA N299.3-16 Accreditation

    MarShield Radiation Shielding, a supplier of radiation shielding and protection products and materials to the nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, healthcare and non-destructive testing industries, is pleased to announce their CWB accreditation to CSA N299.3-16 for the supply of items and services to nuclear power plants. MarShield’s manufacturing facilities supplies fully Documented and Certified Nuclear Lead […]

  • 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 […]