What's the Difference Between Conductivity (EC) & TDS?

Posted on the 29th of Mar 2015 by admin
We often see confusion arise when looking at the difference between conductivity (EC) and TDS. What is the difference? Can they be converted? Let’s explore the two in more detail. What is...
6 years ago

10 Tips to Improve Your Pipetting Technique

Posted on the 29th of Apr 2015 by admin
It is important to establish a proper pipetting technique as poor techniques can dramatically reduce the accuracy and performance of the pipettor. It is worth taking the time to fine-tune your...
6 years ago

What's the Difference Between Turbidity & TSS?

Posted on the 29th of Apr 2015 by admin
A common question that arises when studying the clarity or quality of water is the difference between turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS). They both offer measurements on clarity but what does...
6 years ago

6 Key Considerations When Purchasing Laboratory Equipment

Posted on the 29th of Jun 2015 by admin
Purchasing laboratory equipment is one of the biggest investments your laboratory will ever make. It is essential that you consider multiple facets of the purchase to maximise your return on...
6 years ago

The Difference Between Distilled & Demineralised Water

Posted on the 29th of Jul 2015 by admin
Distillation and demineralisation are both forms of purifying water but they have different methods of achieving this purification. The two methods do produce different results and it is worth looking...
6 years ago

What to Look For When Purchasing a Dangerous Goods Cabinet

Posted on the 29th of Aug 2015 by admin
There are a lot of dangerous goods storage cabinets (DG cabinets) available in the market and it can often be quite overwhelming when determining what type of cabinet you should purchase for your...
6 years ago

The GHS: What You Need to Know

Posted on the 29th of Sep 2015 by admin
The GHS: What You Need to Know Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is currently a popular topic of discussion in the industry. GHS will become mandatory from...
6 years ago

Nitrile vs Latex vs Vinyl Gloves

Posted on the 29th of Sep 2015 by admin
The three most popular glove materials on the market today are nitrile, latex, and vinyl. We have seen the popularisation of the nitrile glove in recent years but what’s the difference? And what...
6 years ago

Tips to Properly Care for Your Microscope

Posted on the 29th of Oct 2015 by admin
Microscopes can be really expensive, especially when you enter into the industrial range of high-end microscopes where you can expect to see prices in excess of $20,000. They are a significant...
6 years ago

How Long Does a Deioniser (DI) Cartridge Last?

Posted on the 29th of Nov 2015 by admin
How Long Does a Deioniser (DI) Cartridge Last? Deionisation (DI) is a common form of purifying water. Mixed Bed Resin Filters are the most popular and far exceed the performance of the older type of...
6 years ago

Dangerous Goods Storage in the Laboratory

Posted on the 29th of Dec 2015 by admin
Dangerous Goods Cabinets are a method of storing chemicals or substances that are classified as unsafe if improperly used. Dangerous goods can cause some serious health problems if used improperly. It...
6 years ago

Differences Between RCF & RPM in Centrifugation

Posted on the 29th of Dec 2015 by admin
When dealing with centrifuges, you will come across two different units of measure: The Relative Centrifugal Force (RCF) and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). It is important that you are aware that the...
6 years ago

The STEM Global Movement

Posted on the 29th of Jan 2016 by admin
The STEM Global Movement With the topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) gaining a lot of traction globally of late, we thought this would be a good opportunity to take a...
5 years ago

Purchasing Ethanol in Australia

Posted on the 29th of Feb 2016 by admin
Purchasing Ethanol in Australia Some grades of Ethanol are restricted in Australia under the concessional spirits scheme. In order to purchase these chemicals, you are required to meet certain...
5 years ago

Choosing an Educational Microscope

Posted on the 29th of Feb 2016 by admin
Decide what specimen your students will observe?    The most standard microscope is the Compound microscope. These are used to observe specimens on microscope slides under high...
5 years ago

Why Use a Non-Bleeding pH Test Strip?

Posted on the 29th of Apr 2016 by admin
What exactly does it mean when we see non-bleeding test strips? Unlike common indicator papers, non-bleed is a patented technology whereby the test strips are chemically bound to the test pads. This...
5 years ago

10 Tips For a More Efficient Laboratory

Posted on the 29th of May 2016 by admin
From creating a culture of innovation to maintaining your equipment, this article sets out 10 simple tips on how to make your facility more efficient today and more importantly, well into the future!...
5 years ago

What is GHS & When Will Be Required?

Posted on the 30th of May 2016 by admin
The GHS is an acronym for the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals and is a new naming and labelling system that is in the process of being implemented globally. It...
5 years ago

Why Doesn't a pH Sensor Display pH 7 in Deionised or Distilled Water?

Posted on the 1st of Jun 2016 by admin
Have you ever wondered why you can’t get a consistent pH reading on your distilled or deionised water? Here is why… The electrodes of a pH meter will not give accurate values in pure water...
5 years ago

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Ducted Fume Hood

Posted on the 29th of Jun 2016 by admin
Ducted Fume Hoods are the traditional type of fume hoods and are fixed in position with a ducted system in place so that fumes are expelled up through the ducts and out of the building. As this type...
5 years ago

Gamma Vs Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilisation

Posted on the 29th of Jun 2016 by admin
When purchasing sterile laboratory products, you will notice that there are different types of sterilisation methods. Two of the most common methods are gamma sterile and ethylene oxide (EtO)...
5 years ago

Sparkling Glassware Without Side Effects

Posted on the 29th of Aug 2016 by admin
When it comes to your laboratory, superior cleaning power is required that simply cannot be achieved with your standard domestic products. Specialised laboratory decontaminants and cleaners are...
5 years ago

3 Things to Consider When Purchasing Centrifuge Tubes

Posted on the 29th of Aug 2016 by admin
Centrifuge tubes range a lot in terms of quality and performance. There are multiple factors that contribute to the overall quality of the tube that we will discuss in this article. It’s important...
5 years ago

The Difference Between a Lab Oven & a Drying Oven

Posted on the 29th of Aug 2016 by admin
If you are ever in the market for an oven for your laboratory, you will likely come across standard lab ovens and drying ovens. It can be a common misconception that both these types of ovens are the...
5 years ago
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