Solotec Scientific designs an enclosure for testing of lithium-ion battery cells for leading UK Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

The Challenge The initial brief was to design and supply an enclosure for the testing of lithium-ion battery cells. Lithium batteries are one of the most commonly used energy storage units today. Whilst they offer distinct performance advantages in comparison to other batteries cells, lithium batteries also present significant safety concerns that need to be […]

Asbestos Safety: Safety Enclosures

Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring minerals containing silicate anions, these microscopic fibres can cause a number of different health conditions. Before the dangerous health concerns were discovered, asbestos was commonly used in buildings built before 2000 for insulation, roofing, flooring as well as being sprayed onto ceilings and walls. Asbestos poses little risk if […]

School Safety: Asbestos in Schools

In previous news articles, we have discussed the dangers of asbestos inhalation and why it is vital to use safety enclosures when examining possible contaminated materials. Continual exposure to dangerous asbestos dust can cause inflammation in the respiratory tract, this can cause scarring which develops into conditions such as emphysema. Asbestos was used in building […]

Winners: Pride of Tameside Business Awards

Wow what a night, not only were we shortlisted in three categories in the Pride of Tameside Business Awards but we won the Manufacturing and Engineering Business of the Year.   We are so proud of the team and the achievements we have made over the last year.  The results were announced on Thursday 25th October […]

Asbestos Safety: Safety Enclosures

Not all of our customers use our cabinets for Asbestos Analysis,recently however there have been a couple of high profile cases in the press regarding the issues surrounding the material. Below is a short piece on Asbestos, its problems and testing in a laboratory environment. Asbestos Safety: Safety Enclosures Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring […]

Do I Need a Safety Enclosure?

A chemical reaction is defined as the process of two reactants chemically changing to produce one or more products, these are commonly performed in laboratories throughout the world. Some reactions produce hazardous by-products which, if inhaled through the respiratory system, would be harmful to anyone within the surrounding area. To prevent this, fume enclosures are […]

Pride of Tameside Awards

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Pride of Tameside Business Awards in the category of Manufacturer of the Year, Exporter and Micro Business of the Year #POTBAwards #PoTBAwards18 #madeinbritain The finalists will be announced on 25 October 2018: keep your fingers crossed

Contamination Expo 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Contamination Expo Series 2018 on the 12th and 13th September at the NEC, Birmingham. This year’s show will combine an unparalleled line up of CPD-accredited seminars with inspiring case studies, unrivalled networking opportunities and 130 exhibitors including us! So, make sure you come […]

New stainless steel spill tray for SA640 and GP540

Solotec would like to welcome the long awaited stainless steel spill tray to the Waysafe® range of products. One of the most popular requests when reviewing our customer feedback has to be the request for an upgraded base option for the SA640 and GP540. Previously we only offered a built in stainless steel base (non-spill) with the […]

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