- Heating Mantles
Glas-Col's aluminum-housed mantles provide rugged durability and ease of external cleaning at an affordable price. Most of these are free-standing and act to support the reaction vessel and help keep it from tipping. Certain models are also available with nitrogen purge ports to reduce the chances of an explosion within the mantle.
However, aluminum-housed mantles can be more difficult to use with magnetic stirplates compared to fabric mantles, particularly if the solution is viscous.