TecniGlas is one of the largest independent distributors of architecturally specified X-Ray radiation shielding protective glass in North America. We also supply medical device manufacturers and X-Ray construction material distributors.
We stock the high quality X-Ray protective lead glass from several manufacturers including SCHOTT, Nippon Electric Glass and others. We have the right material for your job.
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LEAD X-Ray Glass Installation
Lead X-Ray glass is available from TecniGlas in various formats. It is available as a laminated glass for impact safety applications, and as an insulated glass unit for thermal applications. Certain densitities of lead X-Ray glass can also be thermally toughened as a safety glass.
Glass is superior to acrylic in radiation protective applications. Compared to acrylic, lead X-Ray glass is much thinner and lighter. Acrylic also can yellow with age and be easily scratched. Acrylic also is often unacceptable in certain medical situations because it cannot be cleaned with certain disinfectants. Also, acrylic is flammable. Glass is available in laminated formats where impact safety is a requirement. Glass is the best choice for radiation protection.
Lead X-Ray glass comes in a variety of densities and thicknesses. These glasses contain lead oxide which absorbs x-rays and they are generally are ordered in cut-to-size parts. Which glass is used depends on the "lead equivalency" required for the application.
We have glass with lead equivalency ranging from 0.5 mm of lead to 6.0 mm of lead. The most common applications are:
2.0 mm of lead equivalent. Glass thickness is 8 mm (5/16"). Typically used in most x-ray applications.
2.7 mm of lead equivalent. Glass thickness is 11 mm (7/16"). Used in cancer treatment facilities.
3.2 mm of lead equivalent. Glass thickness is 14 mm (9/16"). Used where more protection is required.
A wide range of lead equivalency is available (0.5 mm to 6.0 mm of lead) in glasses with thicknesses ranging from 5.0 mm (3/16") to 20.0 mm (13/16") of glass.
There are a variety of sheet sizes available. For best results specify lites under 42"x84". Larger sizes are available at a premium.
Call us with your specifications for cut-to-size parts or lites of lead x-ray glass today. We'll help you get the right glass for your application.
Budget Tip: Save BIG on SMALL sizes. You can help your client come in under budget by recommending that they make their oversize lead X-Ray windows smaller than 42"x84". Sizes below this point are dramatically less expensive. And for most control room applications, sizes larger than this are a waste as they usually only give the operator a very expensive view of the ceiling tiles in the other room! Call us today to learn how to come in under budget.