Laboratory glass – robust and resistant.
What are the requirements for laboratory glass? What type of glass is that, anyway? Well, laboratory glass can also be referred to as hydrolytic glass, as the requirements are similar. Laboratory glass is produced especially for the requirements in chemistry, physics and/or biology laboratories.
Laboratory glass should have the following properties:
Resistance to heat and cold – to withstand the rapid changes between very high and very low temperatures. Impact resistance – very important, as laboratories tend to work with harmful substances.
Chemical resistance – the property of not reacting with acids, lyes or their reaction with water. The glass has to act absolutely neutral. Experts speak of hydrolytic glass and differentiate between different categories.
Laboratory glass is available as flat glass or already in the required shape. This glass is used, among other areas, in the petrochemicals industry, the food processing industry, the biotech industry, in medicine and in research institutes.