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Radiation Protection Product Certifications

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What certifications do lead-free products have

We are often asked, “What certifications do your lead-free products have?”

ASTM IEC ROHS Compliant - radiation protection certifications

All our lead-free products are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) Directive which restricts lead in products.

No lead is used in manufacture of the products and the level of lead measured by certified labs is not detectable.

All radiation protection products have been tested for protection level in lead (Pb) equivalent in accordance with one or more of the following standards: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards F2547, #3094-14 and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards 61331-1:2014 and 61331-3:2014

Medical Protection offers both leaded and lead-free products.

Our patient protection products x-ray curtains, drapes, and patient protection blankets are all available as lead-free.

Read more about our Lead-Free Radiation Protection Material

Security Scanners

The protective flaps used on x-ray security scanners have traditionally been made of leaded rubber due to the lower cost of lead. also offers a lead-free alternative made of tungsten to protect against scatter radiation. The lead-free curtain flaps have become more popular with increased concerns related to worker safety and disposal of lead.

We also offer a lightweight lead-free curtain with a low friction skin which is ideal for scanning small parcels and mail.  These lightweight curtains are available in 0.25 mm and 0.35 mm lead equivalents.  Read more about our Checkpoint and Small Parcel X-ray Security Systems

Food Scanners

Radiation protection curtains used on food scanners are lead-free, as leaded products are not allowed in food manufacturing plants.  

Our lead-free curtains include ultralight, food contact and lead-free vinyl.

Read more about our Food Inspection Radiation Shielding.

Industrial & NDT

While leaded shielding has been more common for industrial protection, we have seen an increase in use of lead-free radiation shielding. 

Primarily the lead-free products are used in NDT applications where there is product contact and nuclear applications where any contaminated product requires disposal.

Almost every product used in radiation protection can be manufactured as lead-free.  If you have a unique need, please contact us to discuss further.

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