Glas-Col has discontinued this product and existing stock has been depleted. We are currently looking for an alternate source on these items (Feb 27, 2021).
The Lab-Guard™ Model D curved laboratory safety shield has a unique curved shape that provides a measure of side protection, yet equipment behind the shield can easily be reached. The shield is available in 1/4" acrylic or in 3/16" heavy-duty polycarbonate for extra toughness; polycarbonate is approximately 40 times more impact resistant than acrylic.
A heavy, coated lead wrap-around base is firmly attached to the transparent shield, providing stability while taking up almost no additional bench space. A curved handle is attached to the front of the base for easy positioning and all sizes except the 10" have handy finger holes at the top of the shield. The sloping design deflects rebounding debris or shrapnel downward.
These are a must-have piece of safety equipment and they are available in three different sizes. These shields do not provide protection against radiation. These units ship in oversized packages; shipping is included in the price but an additional shipping charge may apply for remote or international locations. The largest item is 34 lb (15.4 kg) and works with flasks up to 5 liters and bulky apparatus.
Technical note: For those seeking information about the blast capability of safety shields and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields, see Protective equipment for small-scale laboratory explosive hazards. Part 2. Shielding materials, eye and face protection in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, May-June 2015, pp18-33. The DOI reference for this article is http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchas.2014.11.004. A subscription is required but most universities should have access through their library.
Part 1 of this two-part series is titled Protective equipment for small- scale laboratory explosive hazards. Part 1: Clothing for hand and body protection and is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchas.2014.08.001
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.