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Barrier Material

The barrier materials we use in our products are of the highest quality available on the market and are exclusively supplied by Kemmetech. Kemmetech’s unique method of production has been hailed as ‘the single most significant advancement‘ in flexible radiation protection materials for medical environments in more than a generation’.

It is physics of the highest level, with the process dependent on the elimination of the effects of fluorescence and secondary-scatter radiation.

The results of wholly independent tests have proven to be highly impressive. X-ray protection garments made from material produced via this method are safer, lighter and much more comfortable for wearers.

The amount of radiation absorbed is reduced by 20% of rival manufacturers’ lead-composite materials, and the overall performance level is a massive 40% better than other lead-free alternatives.

The UK’s National Physical Laboratory’s extensive tests for attenuation and lead equivalence confirmed that against 50-150kV using broad beam geometry, Edge Bilayer met all of the major standards including IEC 61331-1: 2014 plus DIN 6857-1.

We can offer Edge Bilayer barrier material in the following forms:

  • Light-weight lead
  • Low lead bilayer
  • Lead-free bilayer

Thicknesses available are 0.175mm, 0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.50mm.

Contact us directly for details and advice on the specific barrier materials.