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The best of both worlds – Erlab’s superior filtration above customized polypropylene enclosures

Polypropylene ductless fume hood - ErlabRowley, MA and North Billerica, MA (April 25, 2014) – Erlab, the experts in air filtration for the protection of laboratory personnel, and Plastic Concepts, manufacturer of custom plastic fume hoods, cabinets and casework, announce a strategic partnership in which Plastic Concepts integrates Erlab’s Flex TechnologyTM – the best-in-class carbon filtration technology for ductless fume hoods. As the inventor of the ductless fume hood, Erlab’s unique Flex Technology adapts to the protection needs and specifications of the laboratory. The interchangeability of the filters allows the filtration column to be configured specifically for the applications carried out within the hood.
As a result of this partnership, customizable polypropylene ductless fume hoods are now available for industries including semiconductor, OEM fabrication, plating, ventilation, clean room, solar, fiber optic, and animal research. Because there is no ductwork the customer benefits from low infrastructure cost, energy savings and a flexible footprint in the lab. The standard ductless fume hood is constructed of stress relieved white polypropylene, an extremely durable and non-corrosive thermoplastic, highly resistant to most acids, solvents, and other corrosives. Polypropylene offers non-conductive properties and easy cleaning.
“By placing our filtration above a Plastic Concept hood, we can now offer a wide range of ductless fume hoods to laboratories that require a corrosion resistant environment. Additionally, because Plastic Concepts specializes in plastic fabrication, we can customize our standard products to meet the requirements of our customer.” said Jesse Coiro, North American Sales Manager for Erlab.
 “It isn’t just about the carbon. We partnered with Erlab because of their expertise in understanding everything from the filter housing, layering technology needed for filtration, and the proper air flow in the process of molecular filtration – all of which makes them the trusted brand for best-in-class for filtration. Integrating the Flex Technology above our customizable ductless fume hoods will offer an alternative means of protection for our customers and attain energy savings,” says Mike Thompson, President of Plastic Concepts. 
Visit www.erlab.com to learn more about Erlab’s commitment to the safety of laboratory personnel.
About Erlab:
For over 40 years, Erlab’s passion is to focus on the research & development, design, and manufacturing of cutting-edge air filtration in the lab. As an innovator, Erlab is committed to safety, performance, energy efficiency and sustainability and has remained number one in the world for ductless fume hoods since 1968.
About Plastic Concepts
Plastic Concepts, Inc. is a world leader in Thermo-Plastic welding and machining of plastic materials. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience, and is ready to supply their technical assistance and high quality workmanship while meeting demanding deadlines.
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