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Designing and Manufacturing a Custom Cabinet With L-Block Shield and Cave

Oct 7, 2020.
MarShield was approached by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to design and manufacture a custom cabinet so they could store their sources underneath. This particular cabinet also required an L-block shield and cave on top so they could prepare their unit doses of high-energy sources. The entire cabinet and L-block shield and cave on top would have to be completely covered to avoid lead exposure. The ... read more
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Protect Your Staff and Customers Against Harmful Viruses

Sep 23, 2020.
Published June 15, 2020   As restrictions begin to ease, there is an increasing need for solutions that create a safe work environment and help prevent the transmission of COVID-19. For businesses, protecting staff and customers is a top priority, and one that cannot be compromised. A viable solution for businesses is installing protective barriers that would protect customers and employees ... read more
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Radiation Shielding for Diagnostic Imaging

Sep 23, 2020.
MarShield was contacted by a biopharmaceutical company located in the United States that develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company conducts bio-assays with radioactive materials as part of its discovery program and the storage of waste materials resulting from such studies has always posed certain limitations. The client was looking for ... read more
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Custom Leaded Cabinets for Biopharmaceutical Company From MarShield

Sep 22, 2020.
Custom Leaded Cabinets for Biopharmaceutical Company MarShield was contacted by a biopharmaceutical company located in the United States that develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company conducts bio-assays with radioactive materials as part of its discovery program and the storage of waste materials resulting from such studies has always posed ... read more
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Custom Radiation Barriers for Radiopharmaceutical Developer

Sep 22, 2020.
  September 10, 2020 MarShield was contacted by a radiopharmaceutical developer The Center for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) to develop and build a series of custom radiation barriers that would be used to shield individuals from the dose radiating from freezer units used to store radioactive pharmaceutical products. Radiopharmaceuticals are a special ... read more
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The Radiation Shielding Design Process – How MarShield Can Help Turn an Idea to a Finished Product

Aug 11, 2020.
MarShield provides custom radiation shielding options and offers to be involved right from the initial design phase all the way through to the manufacturing and delivery of the finished product. The design process starts by consulting with the customer on what their shielding needs are. MarShield will then work with the customer’s engineers, and health physicists’ team to come up with ... read more
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MarShield Shielding Solutions to Reduce Long Term Exposure to X-ray Radiation

May 22, 2020.
An X-ray is produced by energy released from an accelerating electron and the resulting radiation can pass through some; but not all material. The x-ray radiation then interacts with a detector and forms an image of the inside of an object or person. Because of the ability to “look through” materials that the human eye cannot see through, x-rays are used in a variety of industries which ... read more
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MarShield Provides Versatile Solutions to Radiation Shielding

May 20, 2020.
Leaded Acrylic: Shatter-Resistant, Versatile Solution to Radiation Shielding Leaded acrylic is an excellent option for your radiation shielding needs. The shatter-resistant and versatile unique transparent plastic contains 30% lead by weight, combining superb light transmission with effective radiation protection. MarShield, an industry leader in radiation shielding materials carries a variety of ... read more
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Mars Group of Companies COVID-19 Message: We Are Open for You

May 5, 2020.
 As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, our top priority is the safety and health of our team members and customers. Within the Mars Group of Companies, we have enhanced rules and procedures with our employees practicing self-monitoring, social distancing, and strict sanitization guidelines.   Mars Metal Group has been deemed an essential service as we are providing ... read more
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MarShield Radiation Shielding Pleased to Announce CSA N299.3-16 Accreditation

Apr 15, 2020.
MarShield Radiation Shielding a supplier of radiation shielding and protection products and materials to the nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, healthcare and non-destructive testing industries, is pleased to announce their recent CWB accreditation to CSA N299.3-16 for the supply of items and services to nuclear power plants. MarShield supplies radiation shielding and protection products to Nuclear ... read more
Modular X-Ray Shielding Rooms for Temporary Hospital Sites

PRE- FABRICATED MODULAR X-RAY ROOMS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FROM MARS METAL

Mar 31, 2020.
As we continue to tackle COVID-19; now more than ever the medical industry requires modular x-ray shielding rooms. These full body shielding units are designed to protect medical personnel from harmful secondary radiation and can be used either at a hospital or at an outdoor clinic. MarShield is a leading North American manufacturer of custom modular x-ray shielding rooms that protect all stakeholders ... read more
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Lead Lined Cabinets Custom Designed for Your Needs

Mar 27, 2020.
  Lead lined cabinets are oten utilized across a wide variety of industries including hospitals, nuclear medicine and the nuclear power industry. Some of the applications of shielded cabinets are for storing radioisotopes, radioactive waste, and providing shielding while also operating x-ray tubes and protecting sensitive electronic devices from external radiation damage.  MarShield’s ... read more
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Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

Mar 10, 2020.
The Nuclear industry often requires large radiation shields made primarily from lead and one common method is to pour lead into a steel fabrication. The metal shell protects the lead in a durable casing that holds up better over time and also ensures that any risk of lead exposure is minimized as the lead is sealed in an outer casing. MarShield is a North American leader in nuclear lead pours and ... read more
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MarsMetal Provides Radiation Shielding Solutions for Nuclear Medicine

Mar 4, 2020.
Nuclear Medicine is a growing field with innovations in technology, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic purposes. Variety of workplaces including hospitals, universities and research facilities are all involved in producing, researching and administering radiopharmaceuticals. With the increase and widespread use of nuclear medicine, the demand for shielding increases as well. There are many shielding ... read more
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Mars Metal Company Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Specialty Casting

Dec 18, 2019.
    Established in 1979, Mars Metal Company manufactures specialized lead products for customers in a variety of industries worldwide. Over the years, we have expanded our services across three divisions: MarsMetal, MarShield, and MarsKeel. Our customer-driven focus has allowed us to excel at all aspects of customer service, including component scheduling, on-time delivery, design ... read more
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MarsMetal: Radiation Shielding With Lead

Aug 28, 2019.
Established in 1979, Mars Metal Company manufactures specialized lead products for customers in a variety of industries worldwide. Over the years, we have expanded our services across three divisions: MarsMetal, MarShield, and MarsKeel.   Designing and building radiation shielding can pose a variety of challenges, such as limitations on space, price, weight, and installation. One of the most ... read more
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How To Solve Your Lead Shielding Challenges

Mar 14, 2019.
  Over 70 Tons of Sheet Lead in Stock and Ready to Ship! From 1/32 inch to 1/4 inch and Various Roll Lengths from 8ft. to 10ft. Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of the shielding requirements. We provide sheet lead in 12 different ... read more
MARSMETAL RADIATION SHIELDING

PRE- FABRICATED MODULAR X-RAY ROOMS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FROM MARS METAL

Nov 16, 2018.
MarShield’s broad range of radiation shielding products can be used to protect sensitive components and the equipment operator from X-rays emitted by industrial X-ray systems. We not only supply custom built pre- fabricated mobile and stationary X-ray rooms but also all other shielding solutions you might require including lead lined Modular Barriers. We also supply, Lead Bricks, High ... read more
MARS T-FLEX SHEETS

How to Solve your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

May 2, 2018.
Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of the shielding requirements. We provide Sheet lead in 12 different sizes and thicknesses from 1/32nd to 1/4” for all shielding requirements. In addition, any size sheet lead up to 1/8 “can ... read more
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T-Flex® – A Non-Lead Shielding Alternative

Apr 5, 2018.
    Introducing the T-Flex® Shielding range – a line of new radiation shielding materials, that will save you time and reduce installation frustration!  No longer compromise on shielding effectiveness when protecting those difficult to access areas. T-Flex® Shielding is the industry’s preferred non-leaded shielding alternative. It provides maximum shielding effectiveness ... read more
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MarShield Custom Lead Lined Cabinets

Oct 3, 2017.
    MarShield manufactures a wide range of standard or custom designed lead lined (stainless steel or powder coated) cabinets are suitable for Nuclear Medicine or Radiochemistry laboratories. MarShield has worked extensively with architects, engineers, contractors and end-users like doctors, hospitals, laboratories, and medical & veterinary clinics to ensure that our designs are ... read more

3D Lead lined Room Drawing Service

Apr 10, 2017.
“… 3D Lead lined Room Drawing service provides better estimate of lead brick requirements.”   In order to help our customers better estimate the lead brick requirements and associated material & labour costs plus plan construction methods for their lead shielded room or wall projects, Marshield now offers a 3D Room Modeling service. Our experts will take your room dimensions ... read more
Marshield Transportation Cart for Lead Shielded Carriers

Custom Lead Shielded Carriers with Transportation Cart

Mar 10, 2017.
  Marshield is proud to have recently designed and manufactured custom Lead Shielded Carriers with a Transportation Cart for a Canadian nuclear laboratory. This system is being used for measuring electrical potential of medical isotopes. The 1” thick lead carriers provide storage of the isotopes with the cases being used to protect the communication wires. The cart allows for easy transportation ... read more
 
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