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Multi-Lab Group Update

  22nd March 2017 Since the taking over as Group Managing Director in December 2016 Mr Paul Jackman has been looking at all departments to ensure they run smoothly and give the best possible service, with efficient turnarounds to our customers. In with doing this Jules Blain had been offered a new role within the sale team promoting and sourcing…

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PBN Pyrolytic Boron Nitride

PBN A brief introduction to PBN Pyrolytic Boron Nitride PBN as it is commonly referred to stands for Pyrolytic Boron Nitride and is produced by a process call CVD Chemical Vapour Deposition which in turn give excellent thermal stability, intrinsic purity and much greater mechanical strength over that of other Boron Nitride grades with extremely…

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Changes at the top of the Multi-Lab group

We would like to make the following announcement with effect from January 1st 2017 Our current Managing Director & company founder Mr Ron Jackman is moving to the position of group Chairman  and is handing over the role of MD  to his son Paul Jackman who will undertake the day to day running of the…

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Quartz Glass: An Ideal Medium for Nuclear Waste Reprocessing

Nuclear waste reprocessing to remove irradiated graphite involves a catalytic treatment using specially designed quartz glass assemblies.                 Typical British graphite moderated high-temperature nuclear reactors each contain about 2,000 tonnes of graphite in large blocks that becomes irradiated with the carbon-14 isotope. The purpose of the graphite is…

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An Expanding Market for Quartz Fabrication

The need to minimise semiconductor failures has boosted demand for quartz fabrication. The performance of semiconductor components in ever smaller and more powerful electronic devices has become a crucial factor in a manufacturer’s ability to compete in an increasingly demanding, but volatile market.             Precision CNC machined Quartz produced here…

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Fused Silica in Millimetre Wave Technology

Fused silica in silicon-based technology is set to enable next-generation 5G gadgets. Smartphones and tablets are a product of 4G, otherwise known as wireless digital, networks. This has enabled users to download files containing full-length films in less than 10 minutes, even though the file size would average about one gigabyte. The electronics industry is…

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Aluminum Nitride Replacing Beryllium Oxide in Substrates

Safety concerns have led to aluminum nitride being used as a substitute for beryllium oxide in high-power electronics. High-power microelectronic devices and applications have always needed materials with a high thermal conductivity. Beryllium oxide fitted this need for the last few decades and became the electronic sector’s most desirable material for use in substrates. Its…

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Boron Nitride Ceramics Outperform Carbon Nanotubes

  Nanotube cylinders of boron nitride are nearly as strong as their carbon counterparts, but they also do more. Boron nitride in its hexagonal form has a structure that is similar to carbon graphite. And like carbon, a sheet of the boron material that has a thickness of just one atom can be rolled into…

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Technical Ceramics Increase Jet Engine Thrust

TECHNICAL CERAMICS Composite materials made of technical ceramics are becoming a major ingredient in jet engine and power-generation technology components. Think of a material that is as tough as a metal, not as brittle as a ceramic and that can survive a temperature of 1316 degrees Celsius. The answer is silicon carbide – not the…

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Alumina Removes Water Contaminants

Water treatment technology based on activated alumina can provide long-term safe water supplies in highly contaminated areas.  Is your tap water safe to drink? That was a difficult question to answer if you lived in the City of Andrews in West Texas. Alumina has made the city’s water supply safe to drink, but it took…

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