GRP Glove Boxes

GRP Glove Boxes

Advanced research and development in chemicals, nuclear energy, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology has brought new problems in the handling of dangerous chemicals and toxins. Toxic levels often exceed the capabilities of fume cupboards, and complete isolation becomes paramount.

MIP has developed sealed enclosure technology and remote handling in glove boxes through four decades of experience in the nuclear, radiochemical and bacteriological industries.

We can build Acrylic Glove Boxes to any size and are made to your requirements.



Why GRP?

Generally, Glove Boxes, Fume Cupboards and Enclosures are constructed in steel or aluminium. In instances where fumes are liberated and acids used, rapid corrosion of the box surface can occur. The high chemical resistance of glass reinforced plastic glove boxes ensures efficient and economic handling of material in a corrosive atmosphere.

To avoid contamination all surfaces internally are highly polished with generously rounded corners, and the elimination of metallic material in this type of construction is of great assistance for analytical work.

Design and Consultancy

Often an experimental or manufacturing situation may arise which demands particularly specialised equipment. MIP offers full design and consultancy facilities to overcome the problem of non-standard applications.

Our technical sales staff will be pleased to discuss your requirements either at your premises or ours.

Glove Box Types

Glove Boxes are constructed from 5mm thick glass reinforced plastic with 6mm thick perspex viewing panels integrally moulded into the box shell during construction. Viewing panels can alternatively be supplied in either acrylic, polycarbonate or P.V.C. to cater for chemical laboratory operation as well as alpha activity work. Designed to eliminate corrosion, coupled with a translucent shell to give a maximum amount of diffused light to all areas of the interior, these qualities make the boxes ideal for handling radioactive materials or processes requiring an inert or controlled atmosphere.

MK21 Glove Box
MK 21 Plastic Glove Box

A general purpose box designed to contain equipment which may be installed by removing the complete end panel 55cm x 72cm clear opening.

Internal Dimensions
  • Length: 98cm (3' 2.5")
  • Depth: 58cm (1'11")
  • Height: 74cm (2'5")
  • Weight: 40kg (90lbs)
  • Volume of box: 0.5m (15 cubic ft)

Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 117cm (3'10")
  • Depth: 68cm (2'3")
  • Height: 84cm (2'9")

Maximum Leak Rate 0.05% of volume of box per hour at +/- 4" (100mm) W.G.

MK22 Glove Box
MK 22 Plastic Glove Box

The MK 22 Plastic Glove Box has been designed to cater for the handling of large items or carrying out a number of progressive operations.

Internal Dimensions
  • Length: 154cm (5' 0.75")
  • Depth: 79cm (2' 7")
  • Height: 89cm (2' 11")
  • Weight: 80kg (175lbs)
  • Volume of box: 1.6m (43 cubic ft)

Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 180cm (5' 10.75")
  • Depth: 94cm (3' 1")
  • Height: 103cm (3' 4.5")

Maximum Leak Rate 0.05% of volume of box per hour at +/- 4" (100mm) W.G.

MK23 Glove Box
MK 23 Plastic Glove Box

The MK 23 Plastic Glove Box is a small bureau type with access for components through a 192mm diameter transfer port.

Internal Dimensions
  • Length: 68cm (2' 3")
  • Depth: 45cm (1' 5.5")
  • Height: 26cm (10")
  • Weight: 28kg (60lbs)
  • Volume of box: 0.15m (4 cubic ft)

Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 100cm (3' 3")
  • Depth: 53cm (1' 9")
  • Height: 56cm (1' 10")

Maximum Leak Rate 0.05% of volume of box per hour at +/- 4" (100mm) W.G.

MK24 Glove Box
MK 24 Plastic Glove Box

A general purpose box designed to contain equipment which may be installed by removing the complete end panel 38cm x 49cm clear opening.

Internal Dimensions
  • Length: 68cm (2' 3")
  • Depth: 37cm (1' 2.5")
  • Height: 51cm (1' 8")
  • Weight: 23kg (50lbs)
  • Volume of box: 0.12m (4.5 cubic ft)

Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 91cm (3' 0")
  • Depth: 48cm (1' 7")
  • Height: 69cm (2' 3")

Maximum Leak Rate 0.05% of volume of box per hour at +/- 4" (100mm) W.G.

MK25 Glove Box
MK 25 Plastic Glove Box
Designed primarily for high turnover processes in the laboratory, the MK 25 benefits from its quickly detachable inclined viewing panel, which is an aid to fast, easy cleaning and equipment changes.

Internal Dimensions

  • Length: 95cm (3' 1.5")
  • Depth (Top): 40cm (1' 0.75")
  • Depth (Bottom): 55cm (1' 9.375")
  • Height: 68.5cm (2' 3")
  • Weight: 40kg (90lbs)
  • Volume of box: 0.3m (8.4 cubic ft)

Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 100cm (3' 3.125")
  • Depth: 59cm (1' 11.25")
  • Height: 76cm (2' 6")

Maximum Leak Rate 0.05% of volume of box per hour at +/- 4" (100mm) W.G.

We can help build GRP Glove boxes to your specific sizes and needs. Call us on 01329 847443