Lead containers

Radiological protection
Lead containers - Radiological protection
Lead containers - Radiological protection
Lead containers - Radiological protection
Lead containers - Radiological protection
Lead containers - Radiological protection
General description

Lead is an excellent shielding against electromagnetic radiation (gamma and X-rays) due to its density of 11.33 g/cm3, high atomic number, degree of stability and also because it is so easy to work with. From an economic point of view, its availability and cost make it very attractive in comparison with other elements of similar density.

At Amat Metalplast, we have a wide experience in the field of lead handling for the development of containers in collaboration with our clients: radioisotope manufacturers, waste managing companies, hospitals, research centres, etc.


Applications

Lead-lined boxes are used to contain radioactive sources and avoid radiation out of the container.

In certain applications, lead container aims to isolate the inside from environmental background radiation. In this way, it is possible to perform experiments and measurements into the box, where radiation detectors measure radiation and prevent environmental radiation.  

Composition

Boxes and containers are made of lead with a purity of 99.985%, alloyed with 4% antimony.

The purpose of antimony is to grant hardness to the piece, ensure its integrity and avoid deformities.

Other compositions are possible according to our client’s requirements.

Customised works

Lead-lined boxes are usually custom-made to meet every need. We normally start with a plan or a simple drawing provided by the client. When necessary, pieces are drawn again in order to confirm forms and details. 

Delivery time

Delivery time depends on each work. By way of information, 4-5 weeks is our usual delivery time.