MarShield News

  • Designing Radiation Shielding for NDT and Other Industries

    Our lives are impacted by industrial x-ray and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) as they play a crucial role in ensuring safety and reliability of everything from aircraft parts, to bridges and power stations. However, this also puts equipment operators and sensitive components at risk of being exposed to harmful radiation. MarShield designs and manufactures custom modular […]

  • Happy Holidays from The Mars Metal Group of Companies

    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. 2020 was a difficult year for us all, but through the adversity, we learned new ways to move forward. Thank you for your business and continued support in these times of uncertainty. Best wishes […]

  • 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 […]

  • Designing and Manufacturing a Custom Cabinet With L-Block Shield and Cave

    MarShield was approached by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to design and manufacture a custom cabinet so they could store their sources underneath. The cabinet also required a L-block shield and cave on top so they could prepare their unit doses of high-energy sources. The entire cabinet and L-block shield and cave on top have to be […]

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding Products and Solutions

    MarShield Featured in August’s Nuclear News

    As seen in August’s Nuclear News, MarShield was featured as a premium North American manufacturer of nuclear radiation shielding products and solutions. With over 40 years of experience established in 1979 MarShield an ISO 9001:2015 registered company supplying Radiation Shielding Solutions to the nuclear and medical industry worldwide. At MarShield we are the manufacturer so […]

  • Women in Medicine Month

    MarShield is Proud to Celebrate Women in Medicine Month

    MarShield is proud to honour women in medicine alongside the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) throughout September. Every year the AMA’s Women Physicians Section honours physicians who offer their time, wisdom, and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The theme for this year is […]

  • Custom Radiation Barriers for Radiopharmaceutical Developer

    Custom Radiation Barriers for Radiopharmaceutical Developer

    MarShield was contacted by a radiopharmaceutical developer The Center for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) to develop and build a series of custom radiation barriers that would be used to shield individuals from the dose radiating from freezer units used to store radioactive pharmaceutical products. Radiopharmaceuticals are a special class of drugs. They include diagnostic […]

  • 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 […]

  • MarShield to Attend OCNI-OPG Virtual Suppliers Day 2020

    MarShield will showcase our nuclear radiation solutions at this year’s OCNI-OPG Virtual Suppliers day, scheduled to take place on August 18th and 19th. The two-day event will feature tradeshow activity and technical seminars on member products and services. MarShield will have a dedicated booth at the event providing information on our nuclear radiation shielding products […]

  • 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 […]

  • MarShield to Showcase Custom Radiation Protection Solutions at SNMMI 2020

    MarShield will be showcasing Custom Radiation Protection Solutions at the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will take place virtually from July 11 (Saturday) through July 14 (Tuesday) and features topics in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The easy-to-use virtual platform will include an interactive virtual exhibit hall, networking events, and a science pavilion […]