The idea of radiation might conjure thoughts of nuclear bombs, but, actually, radiation is all around us. It’s in our microwave ovens, our radios, and it even develops from the earth. Not to worry, though. radiation is simply energy that travels space as high-speed particles or waves.
There has been a proliferation of important technology which produces radiation as a by product of its use, and as such it’s important to understand proper radiation shielding safety. Most of us are familiar with x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. They all use radiation to perform their tasks. The tests certainly help physicians, but exposure can cause damage to our tissue and DNA, so we need some form of protection, as do the individuals who conduct the tests. There are also individuals who work in plants and factories where radiation is utilized. They require protection, as well.
Protection is broken down into the following categories:
• Time: the body absorbs radiation, so individuals are advised to minimize their exposure.
• Distance: proximity determines exposure, so individuals are advised to maintain a certain distance.
• Contamination: spills need to be isolated using strict procedures and guidelines.
• Shielding: individuals working near radiation need to use proper protection, including glasses, gloves, and aprons.
For nearly twenty years, Ecomass Technologies has been actively producing radiation shielding products. Its skilled, trained, and experienced scientists and engineers have been providing state-of-the-art solutions through the formulation and development of high-density thermoplastic compounds. Such compounds include lead replacement and High density plastic, which are considered less toxic.
In simpler terms, Ecomass Technologies makes lead free, nontoxic radiation shielding materials that can be used in:
• Industrial x-ray shielding
• Medical x-ray shielding
• Temporary shielding at nuclear power plants
Ecomass Technologies designs use a compound of tungsten powder in a polymeric matrix. Its lead-free radiation shielding materials provide lead-free, injection moldable thermoplastic solutions that satisfy all regulatory and radiation needs. Moreover, its engineered x-ray and gamma ray shielding compounds are price competitive with other lead-free shielding materials.(That all means that its lead-free products offer the best shielding at the best cost and are regulatory compliant).
All of Ecomass Technologies’ Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directives, are 100% lead free, and contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials. They also comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.
If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it.