MarShield - Div. of Mars Metal Co.
radiation shielding

CONTACT INFO

4140 Morris Dr.
Burlington, ON, Canada L7L 5L6
Toll Free: 800 381-5335
Fax: 905 637-8841

COMPANY OVERVIEW

MARSHIELD IS A NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURER AND GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF RADIATION SHIELDING PRODUCTS FOR THE MEDICAL AND NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES

With over 35 years of expertise, Marshield continues to lead the field in manufacturing, custom design, and innovation of lead shielding solutions. Our in-house designed and manufactured lead-lined cabinets, radiation barriers and x-ray rooms allow for the best in customization and value.

We also offer building products such as lead bricks, lead glass, doors, windows, and frames. We stock a wide range of sheet lead in multiple facilities and our CNC machining capabilities allow us to custom cut lead parts. Our quality management system, certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and CAN- Z299.2:85, and our documented approved nuclear lead pour procedures ensure quality you can trust. Our excellent customer service team is ready to work with you ! Marshield - every solution in shielding.

Since 1979, MarShield lead radiation protection, storage and radiation shielding products have brought value to various commercial markets including nuclear, medical, veterinary, and dental as well as institutions and government bodies engaged in scientific research through to military operations and national defence. Today Marshield services clients in the USA, Canada and targeted international markets worldwide.

When safety and success must be absolutely assured .. call the experts at Marshield.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Sheet Lead

MarShield provides Sheet Lead with a consistent and high density manufactured from pure lead conforming to ASTM B-29, B-749 and Federal QQ-L-201F, QQ-L-171E. Rolls in 1/32'", 1/16'", 1/8'", and 1/4" thicknesses in stock in a variety of sizes.

Sheet Lead Information Sheet
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Straight Lead Bricks

MarShield offers Straight type lead bricks are used for radiation shielding when interlocking bricks will not suit your application. They can be cut on site in any direction without the fear of losing the interlocking capability. A Double row stacked behind the first in a staggered pattern can combat the loss of radiation commonly known to happen through the first row gaps.

Straight Lead Bricks Information Sheet
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Interlocking Lead Bricks

MarShield offers interlocking Chevron style type lead bricks. These lead bricks can be easily erected, modified, disassemble and relocated in the field to create protective walls systems and cells to suit your application. The interlocking provides radiation leakage protection and a more stable and sturdier wall system aiding in the prevention of the wall toppling over. Lead-Lined Doors and Frames.

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Lead-Lined Doors and Frames

MarShield offers a premium line of Lead-Lined Metal and Veneer Doors & Hollow Metal Frames that are used for radiation protection. Doors are designed to take into consideration the heavy weight that sheet lead imposes on them. The frames are designed to support the lead lined doors to provide a lead lined interface between the door and the lead lined wall in the adjacent walls. Frames are available in fully welded form or knock down style.

Lead Lined Doors and Windows Information Sheet
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Lead-Lined Windows and Frames

MarShield offers a premium line of Lead-Lined Welded Hollow Metal Frames that are that are used for radiation protection. Our frames are designed to provide the foundation and support for leaded glass or leaded acrylic. The frame provides a lead lined link between the glazing and the lead lined wall. Split type frames are available that allow the frames to be manufactured in two pieces, allowing the installer to fit the frame into the opening from both sides and fasten together to form a solid assembly.

Lead Lined Doors and Windows Information Sheet
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Leaded X-Ray Shielding Glass & Acrylic

MarShield carries a variety of sizes and thicknesses of X-Ray Lead Glass & Acrylic that is excellent in providing radiation shielding. MarShield X-Ray Leaded Glass & Acrylic has been designed for one purpose: to provide a high quality, transparent protective shield against X-Ray radiation.

Lead Acrylic Information Sheet
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LX-57B Lead Glass

MarShield''s LX-57B x-ray shielding lead glass provides excellent radiation shielding, superb visual clarity, high light transmission and does not discolour due to radiation. The hard, polished surfaces have excellent scratch resistance. LX-57B is available in thicknesses of 7mm, 9mm, 14mm, and 17mm.

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Saf-T-Lite Radiation Protector

MarShield''s Saf-T-Lite Radiation Protector glass comprises LX-57B lead glass, an interlayer, and float glass in a laminated sandwich to create a durable, shatter-resistant alternative to lead acrylic/plastic.

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Pro-GR Lead Glass

MarShield''s Pro-GR radiation shielding glass is made of glass materials having a lead oxide content rate of roughly 70% that is equivalent to ultra-high lead content block glass for nuclear power facilities. Pro-GR has a radiation shielding capability higher than that of conventional LX-57B lead glass. It is commonly used to shield gamma rays (0.511 MeV) in PET facilities.

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LX Premium Lead Glass

LX Premium has a multilayer structure, manufactured by inserting LX-57B high-lead glass between panels of protective sheet glass. This results in a glass surface that will not stain or discolour, even in contact with chemicals or if it is wiped with a wet cloth.

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LFX-9 Lead Free Lead Glass

This lead-free glass is made of strontium, barium, and other materials as radiation shielding and provides X-ray shielding of .5mm LE. LFX-9 is suited for shielding low-energy X-rays in applications where impact safety is required.

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Modular Booths / Walls

These modular barriers and window panes provide the correct degree of radiation protection needed, while offering a distortion free panoramic viewing of the patient and equipment. These window panes are available in lead equivalencies from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm mounted in a durable, sturdy and lightweight lead-lined bottom panel with 1.5 mm lead equivalency. These booths can be fabricated into large continuous window panes-up to 6 x 8 feet or larger on special requests. Our booths are extremely easy to install in a very short and safe time frame.

Modular Booth/Walls Information Sheet
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Lead Drywall

(Also referred to as Lead Lined Sheetrock, Gyproc, Wallboard or Lead Lined Gypsum Board)
Purpose: MarShield's drywall is laminated with sheet lead in order to cover necessary surfaces or walls in a room requiring radiation shielding. It is affixed to surfaces or walls ensuring a continuous layer of sheet lead under the drywall to a specified height. Standard drywall panels are available in 48″ widths with 96″ or 120″ lengths. It is available in 1/2″ to 5/8″ thickness with a lead thickness of 1/32″ to 1/8″ maximum thickness. For lead thicknesses that exceed 1/8'" please refer to our lead lined plywood..

Lead Drywall Information Sheet
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Lead Lined Plywood

MarShield's plywood is laminated with sheet lead to cover necessary surfaces or walls in a room requiring radiation shielding. It is affixed to surfaces or walls ensuring a continuous layer of sheet lead, under the plywood, to a specified height. The Plywood is available in 5/8'" to 3/4'" in thickness with a lead thickness of 1/16'" no less to 1/2″ maximum thickness.

Lead Lined Plywood Information Sheet
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High-Density (HD) Concrete Blocks

MarShield can provide high density concrete blocks up to 300 pounds per cubic foot. High density concrete gives a composite shield for both neutron and gamma radiation. We offer two sizes (6" and 4") of interlocking high density blocks that interlock on all four sides preventing radiation from streaming through. An optional solid paver or multiple cavity high density CMU blocks are also available.

High Density Concrete Information Sheet
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Custom Lead Lined Furniture

MarShield manufactures a wide range of Custom Designed Laboratory Lead-Lined Furniture. Each cabinet can be designed to your exact requirements. All standard cabinets are available with your choice in lead shielding '- 1/4'", 1/2'" and 1'" (custom thickness available up to 4'"). New - Upon receipt of a Cabinet order, we will provide you with a fully functional Autodesk/AutoCAD 3-D cabinet drawing.

Custom Lead Cabinet Information Sheet
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Decay Cabinets - Model MS-DC

Our Decay Cabinets are designed for storage of radioactive materials or decay radioactive waste materials. Heavy-duty adjustable shelves incorporated into the cabinet allow the waste to be placed directly onto them for short or long term until it can be safely disposed of. Internal dimensions of the cupboard are based on the amount of shielding required. The standard external cabinet size is 24″ deep x 30.5″ wide x 36.5″ high.

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Decay and Storage Cabinets - Model MS-DSC

This cabinet features stackable drawers for storage of radioisotopes on one side with a large cupboard on the opposite side housing two adjustable shelves for decaying materials. Drawers can have an optional divider placed into them separating the contents. The standard external cabinet size is 24″ deep x 36.5″ wide x 36.5″ high.

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Waste and Storage Cabinets - Model MS-WSC

Our Waste and Storage Cabinets has stackable drawers for storage of radioisotopes on one side with a large cupboard on the opposite side for the storage of '"non-sharps'" radioactive waste. The top of the cupboard can have an optional sharps container cut out with a lid for spent syringes or storage. Drawers can have an optional divider placed into them separating the contents. The standard external cabinet size is 24″ deep x 36.5″ wide x 36.5″ high.

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Preparation Enclosure Base Cabinet - Model MS-PEBC

This cabinet includes full height, overlapping double locking doors that open to an adjustable height shelf. The cabinet can be used for decay and storage. The standard external cabinet size is 24″ deep x 36.5″ wide x 36.5″ high.

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Pet Unit Dose Cabinets - Model MS-PUDC

These cabinets are ideal for small PET hot labs. This cabinet is intended for the placement of your L-Block and built in dose calibrator shield on the top work surface. A cut out for your sharps container is included with a shielded lid. A dose calibrator can be placed on a raised stand that can be bolted to the work surface. The top work surface is 304 stainless steel, #4 finish with a partial 4 '" high backsplash. The lower portion of the cabinet has two locking cupboard doors that house four independent sliding shelves. The standard external cabinet size is 24.75″ deep x 36.5″ wide x 36.5″ high.

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Borated Polyethylene - For Neutron Shielding

Our borated polyethylene is used for medical, nuclear and industrial neutron shielding. It is light-weight, cost-effective and durable. Our borated polyethylene comes in a standard sheet size of 48'" x 96'" x 1'" thick. Common usage includes medical vaults and doors for linear particle accelerators and other radiation applications, research applications, nuclear reactors and construction of nuclear-powered vessels.

Borated Polyethylene Information Sheet
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Lead Curtains

Ideal for areas with secondary or low-level radiation. Available in lead equivalencies of 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.35mm, 0.5mm, 1.0mm, and 1.5mm. The outer material for lead curtains are available in nylon, vinyl, or weblon. MarShield also offers durable, cost-effective track hardware for our lead-lined curtains. This 12 gauge, enclosed, steel roller track is available in both straight and curved sections.

Lead Curtain Information Sheet
Curtain Track Hardware Information Sheet
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Lead Shot

Shot is commonly used for shielding in where cracks and voids exist. They are convenient for sealing unexpected radiation leaks around pipes, cracks, crevices and other unforeseen situations.

Lead Shot Information Sheet
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Lead-Lined Storage Containers

MarShield manufactures a wide range of Custom Designed Lead-Lined Storage Containers. Each container is designed to your exact requirements. All Lead is fully encapsulated with no exposure. Our Storage Containers are available with your choice in lead shielding from 1/32″ to 2″ thick or more.

Storage Container Information Sheet
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Non-Lead Alternative - SILFLEX

Silflex is flexible, tungsten impregnated silicone pieces. This form or shielding comes in a variety of shapes for use in many hard-to-shield applications. It is non-toxic, easy to work with and cut, and the lightest shielding available at 4.5 lbs per square foot. It is ideal for shielding small pipes, such as those smaller than 1" in diameter. This non-hazardous product offers effective radiation protection wherever it is needed. It is highly resilient to boric acid and sodium hydroxide, and can be used in temperatures ranging from -50° to 250°C.

Silflex Magnetics Information Sheet
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Portable / Stationary Radiation Shielding Barriers

MarShield manufactures standard and custom-designed radiation shielding barrier as portable or stationary units to your exact specifications. All models can be made with one full length solid opaque panel or a full length safety lead glass view panel.

Radiation Shielding Barriers Information Sheet
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Mobile Soft Barriers

Excellent for patient protection during diagnostic procedures such as erect chest and cervical spine. Includes a durable nylon covered 0.5mm (1.0 mm optional) lead equivalency shield. Adjustable height: 36″ '- 60″. Rolls on a sturdy star-leg aluminum base for extra stability and easy movement. Shield is available in three sizes and covered in a Royal Blue Nylon.

Radiation Shielding Barriers Information Sheet
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Adjustable Height Shields

The adjustable height shield is made of lead vinyl with .5mm lead protection and attractively covered on both sides. Complete with beige anti-microbial weblon covering and chrome frame mounted on 4 swivel casters. Size: 24″ wide and adjustable with a minimum height of 24″ and a maximum height of 48″.

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Modular X-Ray Rooms

MarShield's custom x-ray rooms are built to suit your individual application, based on architectural specs or a custom concept we help you create. With our manufactured lead panels, doors and windows we are able to design and construct the entire package. Constructed from durable solid lead-lined panels with a solid steel frame our x-ray rooms offer a quick, clean solution for fluoroscopy rooms, CT Rooms, etc.

X-ray Rooms Information Sheet
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High-Energy Shielded Decay Drum

The Shielded Decay Drum provides the necessary shielding from high-energy radiopharmaceuticals. It has a handled lid with a 6.5" x 8" (16.5 x 20.3 cm) drop port. The drum includes three 30-gallon plastic liners. With two Shielded Decay Drums on hand, a rotation system can be instituted for an even more practical storage and decay process. The optional dolly simplifies transport of the decay drum.

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Rolling Booths / Vaults

Our rolling radiation booths offer full radiation protection and can be built to the exact size and lead equivalency you require. The versatility and mobility of the MarShield rolling booths and vaults provide a safe workspace for the operator in any application, including military, industrial non-destructive testing, medical and aviation.

Rolling Booths / Vaults Information Sheet
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Nuclear Lead Pours

We specialize in all types of structural lead pours including nuclear flasks, nuclear storage containers, pipe sleeves and castings. Our facility can pour molten lead in a continuous pour in excess of 10,000 lbs. Our nuclear lead pours consist of low porosity, high density poured lead into a customer''s supplied, fabricated weldment. When it comes to Nuclear Safety standards, Canada is recognized as a worldwide leader for its high attention to detail and safety. MarShield has adopted these same standards and practices and is a trusted supplier to many nuclear power plants. Our quality management system is certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and CAN3 '- Z299.2:85.

Nuclear Lead Pours Information Sheet
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Lead Plate / Discs

Mars Metal's specialized services include in house Precision 3D and CNC Machining of lead lead plates and parts utilizing state of the art equipment and the latest CAD-CAM software. We produce custom lead precision machined parts for the Medical, Communications and Aerospace industries - including guidance systems, RDT security, satellite systems and all aspects of Government defense. We Provide tight tolerance custom machining to your specifications, a quality management system that is certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and CAN3 - Z299.2:85 plus an in house Design Assist Team to support any of your machining requirements and prototype development. We have a large stock of over 300 tons of sheet lead, plate and ingots for immediate processing and custom cast shapes ready to machine.

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Custom Lead Castings

Mars Metal Company, Specialty Casting Division, has a wealth of experience in turning your custom casting requirements into reality. We have the capability of producing high precision castings to nuclear quality specifications to achieve the maximum density possible from a lead casting. We can produce custom, one-off's and production runs in any quantity you desire from less than one pound to continuous pours in excess of 150,000 LBS. For complicated projects we are able to supply pattern making capabilities and mold making so you can get the exact shape and weight that you require. We can supply machined all over parts in one-off's and production runs and, if requested, we can provide finished parts painted to your specifications.

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MarShield Newsletter Sept. 19, 2017

MarShield Custom Lead Lined Cabinets
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 functional and harmonious with their surroundings while meeting radiation code requirements.
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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 (including a door / window opening) and design a lead brick configuration using our standard 1″ or 2″ thick interlocking bricks which will minimize cuts, material waste and cost. The room design is captured in Solidworks CAD and we will provide detailed drawings to be used as a construction and costing aid.
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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 throughout the facility. This custom radiation shielding solution guarantees significant improvements in dose reduction to test technicians within the facility as well as providing a lightweight easy to use transportation method.
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2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results - 99.4% !
We want to thank all of our customers that took the time to participate in the survey and look forward to providing the same or better service in 2017. As a special thank you for helping us we picked 4 of the respondents and sent them of a $50 Starbucks eGift card so they can enjoy some goodies on us !
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MarShield says farewell to Big Momma the Mobile Lead Lined Shielding Barrier
Marshield is very sad to say farewell to our Big Momma. She is a big beautiful Mobile Lead Lined Shielding Barrier with unruly dimensions of 7 1/2 feet tall and 6 feet wide ! She is constructed of two 1/16″ lead equivalency panels fabricated of a single un-pierced sheet of pure lead (99.9%) laminated between two ABS Plastic (washable) panels balanced for stability with heavy duty outrigger type legs. The lead panels are housed in a mild carbon steel frame with a powder coat beige ('cause Big Momma liked to tan) paint finish.
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MarShield Implements Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol For Your Protection ! January 10, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith
In order to provide a secure safe computing environment for you (our customers) we have recently implemented the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol on our websites. You will now notice "Trust Indicators" such as a lock icon with the word "Secure" plus "HTTPS://" associated with our URL in your browser which means that you can trust our business and website to protect your information. ssl_lock Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the backbone of a secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world's computer networks. SSL provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both our websites and your personal information.
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A Gamma and Neutron Radiation Prize Fighter !
This little competitor was not sure whether he wanted to be a winner in Gamma or Neutron radiation shielding when he grew up. So he decided to weigh in at 5000 lbs and be a prize fighter in both categories ! He has a top lead lined cabinet (16″ high x 20″ wide x 20″ deep) designed for Gamma radiation shielding and a bottom borated polyethelene lined cabinet (32" high x 20" wide x 20" deep) designed for a Neutron radiation shielding application.
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Justin Parrington and Kevin Milne of MarShield participate in Roundtable Talk on Darlington Refurbishment

Justin Parrington and Kevin Milne of MarShield Custom Radiation Products participated in a talk on the economic spinoff of the Darlington refurbishment project hosted by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
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Hot Cell Shielding Component Lead Pour

Hot Cell Shielding Component Lead Pour
With design and services from Premier Technology, Marshield recently delivered a very large lead pour where over 40,000 Lbs of molten lead was cast into 14 special Hot Cell radiation shielding components or weldments. Hot Cells are shielded radiation containment chambers that allow operators to safely handle and manipulate radioactive isotopes. They provide a safe containment box in which operators can control and manipulate the equipment required. The main uses of hot cells are in the nuclear energy industry and in nuclear medicine, specifically in the production of radiopharmaceuticals. They are also used in cleanroom environments for scientific research.
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Marshield is now producing SILFLEX PREMIUM MAGNETIC SHIELDING systems for large-diameter pipes, reactor walls and anything made from carbon steel, that attach in seconds or minutes. The best part is no secondary attachment is required in most applications. In addition, this allows plant personnel to adapt this product according to dose-rate surveys. This allows extra shielding in seconds to areas that require attenuation.
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New Press Release

Marshield is pleased to announce the recent arrival of the twins. Weighing in at 800lbs each these babies were custom designed and manufactured for a nuclear medicine application at a US pharmaceuticals company.
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New Press Release

MarShield Radiation & Shielding is proud to have recently supplied 1'x2'x0.5" Silflex premium magnetic shielding sheets to a large Canadian nuclear power plant. The Silflex sheets are being used as a replacement to existing lead blankets which have proven to be difficult to attach to the source.


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