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MarShield Provides Versatile Solutions to Radiation Shielding

Mars Metal Company/MarShield, Burlington, ON

Posted on 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 sizes and thickness of leaded acrylic and can fulfill custom orders according to requirements of a client. Leaded acrylic can be used in a variety of applications; including x-ray rooms, control booths, laboratories, dental clinics, veterinary clinics, medical diagnostic screens, eye protection lenses and materials testing.

MarShield leaded acrylic solutions


Key Features

  • Available in six different lead equivalencies and thicknesses
  • Made from an acrylic polymer resin into which lead is chemically introduced as an organ-lead salt compound
  • Can be cut, drilled or machined using standard plastic-handling techniques
  • Provides complete radiation protection with unmatched design flexibility
  • Ideal for any radiation shielding application

A key benefit of leaded acrylic is the open feel environment it creates while at the same time providing reduced exposure to harmful radiation. A healthier and happier work environment is established as leaded acrylic has a high light transmission.

A more rugged and durable alternative to lead glass; the transparent leaded acrylic is less reflective and has less glare on the surface. It is also easier to ship and less likely to break when moved.

MarShield has conducted extensive research and development to ensure that our shielding products provide comprehensive protection in any medical or technical research application.


MarShield Custom Radiation Shielding Products provides radiation shielding solutions for the medical and nuclear industries and is a division of Mars Metal Company. Contact us today to discuss your unique radiation shielding needs!

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