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WLS is a woman-owned small business.
At Wescott Laboratory Solutions we manufacture our
product with Polycarbonate, Lexan™ or
Hyzod™ for its
quality, strength, and durability. All of these products come with
a lifetime guarantee (see Warranty), and we will
modify these products at no additional cost to you (see
When autoclaving is required, we recommend that it be manufactured
with Polysulfone. While polysulfone products
are more expensive, they still
include a 1 year warranty.
Upon request we will manufacture products using Acrylic/Plexiglas.
However, we will not warranty these products past the date of delivery,
as they are brittle.
If you have specific requirements for your laboratory equipment,
feel free to call us—877-957-5227. We will be happy to research
various plastics and come up with the right solution for you.
Wescott Laboratory Solutions is the exclusive provider of its products.
We do not currently market through distributors nor resell with re-sellers.
Not all Plastics are Created Equal!
Things that you should know about plastics
while considering the purchase of products for your laboratory...
Each type of plastic has its own unique properties
and will react differently in various situations.
more expensive than acrylic/plexiglas, this plastic has a high
moisture content and is extremely durable. It is also commonly used
as a clear, “bullet-proof” barrier
in banks, and armored
cars. Polycarbonate machines well, producing a small, smooth chip,
when the proper tooling is used. Polycarbonate products are extremely
difficult—if not impossible—to break. Cleaning polycarbonate
is fairly simple since it has a reasonably strong chemical resistance
to the harsh cleaning agents used in a lab. NEVER use any type of
petroleum-based cleaner on a polycarbonate product; it will cause
the plastic to degrade and crack in a matter of minutes. It is not
recommended that you autoclave any polycarbonate product as this
will shorten the life expectancy of the product, however it will
withstand the autoclaving process a few times, but a slight discoloration
Polysulfone: This very
expensive, medical-grade, autoclavable plastic is commonly used
in a clinical/scientific setting were autoclaving is a must. It is
an amber/clear plastic which machines well, when the proper tooling
is used. It will crack when dropped, or it can shatter under extreme
circumstances (though it usually does not produce sharp edges since
it is reinforced with a fiber). Cleaning polysulfone is easy since
it is more chemically resistant than polycarbonate. Never use petroleum
based cleaners. This plastic was specifically engineered to be autoclaved.
low cost, dry, and brittle plastic is commonly used for temporary
barriers, low cost toys, and in the production of sculpture for
its crystal-clear appearance. It does not machine very well, having
a tendency to chip and break during the machining process. Acrylics
will chip, crack, or shatter when dropped, leaving sharp edges, much
like glass. Special care must be given while cleaning as it is not
very chemically resistant—clean with soap and water only,
and NEVER autoclave anything made with this plastic.
Wescott Laboratory Solutions help you choose the right solution for
your laboratory needs. Call us at 877-957-5227.
Wescott Laboratory Solutions is a Woman-Owned Small