EP Scientific & I-Chem® Products
Surface Deactivated Products
|Surface deactivation treatments such as silanization and siliconization may play an important role in preserving the integrity of certain materials or extracts stored in glass containers. Surface modification eliminates active sites on the surfaces of borosilicate glass that are inherent in the glass structure. It also helps to avoid alkalinization of contents which may occur as carbonates leach from the glass with normal "weathering". EP Scientific surface deactivation treatments include:
ilanization is an environmentally friendly method of providing surface modification. A proprietary methysilylating agent is introduced by vapor phase deposition onto the surface of the glassware. This procedure works well for treating vials and inserts for use in analytical methodologies. A Certificate of Conformance is provided for the treated product.
Available only as a service at this time, glass or plastic ware is coated with a medical grade silicone emulsion. The result of this treatment is a barrier coating which provides lubricity and protection against alkalinization. This treatment works well with serum vials and for pH sensitive storage applications. A Certificate of Conformance is provided for the treated product.EP Scientific offers surface deactivated glass containers in a number of styles including serum vials and culture tubes. Most standard products are treated by the method of silanization-vapor phase deposition. Other surface deactivation treatments are available by special request.
Surface Deactivated ProductsDisposable Culture Tubes