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#1 Sparky

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

Hi all

 

Aside from the usual chemicals we need for pyro experimentation which I know how to get hold of and the associated regs, I'm also interested in buying chemicals and glassware for use in chemistry as a whole. Can anyone offer any good advice on suppliers of chemistry equipment for home experimentation etc?

I've got a fair amount of my old glassware from years gone by and I've found a bit on Ebay. http://www.philipharris.co.uk/is also good for glassware but as far as chemical suppliers for small quantaties but with a good range I can't really find anyone. I might not be looking hard enough.

Anyone else rekindling an old interest in chemistry and found a good source? Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:07 PM

This company is excellent and who I use for all my lab ware :

 

http://www.betterequipped.co.uk/

 

for reagents and chemicals I find this company is the best, although they do glassware too :

 

https://www.apcpure.com/

 

Hope that helps.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:18 AM

Hi Sparky

 

I have dealt with many of the glassware suppliers, they all seem happy to deal with the public. These guys are reasonable on price  Clicky Clicky. For chemicals there are a few, but these are happy to deal with the public and have a decent range Clicky Clicky

 

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#4 maxman

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:22 PM

Anyone know where I can get labels from? I'm trying to sort out my chems and have got some 1lt and 500ml plastic buckets with lids, handles and scoops for each but would like a nice label on each bucket a bit like what Oliver brown used to put on theirs. Where possible I've peeled off their labels from the bottles and stuck them on my buckets but I have lots to do.

 

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:53 PM

Inoxia do labels.


http://www.movember.com/uk/home/

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:10 AM

Rod, I did the templates for OB's labels, if you have photoshop I can send you a few examples with a tutorial on how to use them.
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#7 maxman

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hi Gareth, I was using photoshop on a trial for a business logo awhile back but I'm sure it's expired now. I guess it might be a bit too expensive to buy just to make some labels but thanks for the offer.

 

Arthur, I can only see hazard warning labels at Inoxia but I might be looking in the wrong place. I'm looking for specific chemical labels like, Barium carbonate, Cryolite etc for the plastic buckets.

 

Any other ideas?

 

Rod



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for that Kenneth. I've sent a PM to Gareth.

 

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

I would take up Gareth’s offer, I still have some templates left and you can open them and edit them in other programs, the templates that Gareth provided are very professional and accurate.

 

The problem here is if you want a label that can survive in a garden shed you may well need a DYMO printer and glossy labels, short of that you can print them on photo paper and place them in a zip lock and attach to the container.     

 

Thanks

 

I used to get glossy label paper, and print them on a laser printer for our ebay items. These do hold up very well in a damp shed (did quite a bit of testing on this as I was not happy with standard labels when I was in business). Of course the ultimate label is vinyl/pvc/polyester printed on a laser printer (this is what I used on bulk storage drums). They are quite expensive, but if you are just doing your own lab items then the difference between 1p a label and 20p probably is not a problem.

 

I have no idea how modern inject ink holds up, or even if they will print on plastic labels.

 

Gareth


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:00 PM

Cool, I have a laser printer, do you have a link for such labels? I noticed that some of the later labels from Oliver brown were indeed shiny like vinyl /PVC or something and were sticky backed. I tried to remove one from a bottle to stick on my bucket. It came off the bottle ok but rolled its self up before I managed to stick it on the bucket. I did manage it but it didn't look very nice.

 

Rod



#11 Sparky

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for links guys ... oh and the labels advice :-)

 

That's what I love about this forum, I can vanish for months and return to find instant advice on what I wanted and even stuff I didn't want to know lol.






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