Benefits of Stainless Steel Caswork in a Laboratory Setting
Stainless Steel is the gold standard in terms of function and looks. For many customers, stainless steel feels like a luxury that’s overwhelming for a project that has to be completed within budget. As a customer, you want the best, most efficient options possible for your new or renovated laboratory. Stainless Steel is at the top of the list for many reasons. Stainless Steel is an investment in the future of your lab. Once you understand the benefits of using stainless steel in your lab, the pricing is a bit easier to comprehend. Let’s look at the benefits that make stainless steel an investment.
Stainless Steel is one of the most durable casework materials in the industry. Stainless steel is difficult to dent, and even more difficult to break, which means that no matter your application, stainless steel casework is going to hold up considerably longer than any other commonly used material on the market.
Customizable and Versatile:
Stainless Steel is not only extremely durable, it is also a more customizable option. It’s a fairly easy material for experienced fabricators to work with and can be built to fit just about any lab requirement. You can customize lengths & heights, round edges instead of corners, choose from different options of marine edging, and even integrate a sink into the design. Stainless steel casework can be used for almost any application, even outside of the lab. Instead of throwing out old casework during a remodel, you can reconfigure current casework to fit your needs during the remodel or even use them in a different application.
Sterile and Easy to Clean:
As we have discussed on previous blogs, stainless steel is non-porous, which means it resists moisture and doesn’t allow for chemical residue to penetrate the surface. Stainless steel resists corrosion, making it a perfect option for laboratory applications that work regularly with chemicals. Stainless steel is chosen in many laboratories for these unique sterile qualities because it can easily withstand aggressive cleaners like bleach dilutions. For zero contamination labs, stainless steel is the best solution on the market.
Stainless Steel is easy to pair with just about any design or color palette and provides for a unified looking laboratory. Stainless Steel also reflects light, offering the darkest labs a bright, easy to work in environment.
While the pricing in stainless steel is higher than other materials, it is cost efficient in the long term. Stainless steel lasts longer than any other product on the market, requires little to no repairs, and is 100% recyclable. Stainless steel tables and cabinetry can be used over and over in a variety of applications. Although you are spending a bit more upfront on the cost of stainless steel casework, you are able to recoup that in savings on repairs and maintenance when purchasing from quality-driven fabricators.
Laboratory applications that are best suited for stainless steel casework include:
Pharmaceutical manufacturing & research labs
Animal Research Labs
Food Research & testing labs
Please note the above list does not limit stainless steel casework to only these applications, these are simply some of the types of labs that most often use stainless steel materials. Stainless steel is a durable, reliable, and cost-effective option for many different laboratory applications, and provides many practical benefits: It’s customizable, configurable, easy to clean, and aesthetically pleasing. Make sure customers know that stainless steel is worth a lot more with a little bit higher upfront cost; it’s a long-term investment in the future of their lab.
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