Sinks are considered to be mandatory furniture in any laboratory. From safety equipment to cleansing and disposal of waste, they play a massive role in the smooth functioning of a laboratory. Choosing the right type of sink for your laboratory can be an issue. 

In this infographic, we’ve summarized the sinks currently available in the market and which ones would be a better fit for your laboratory. You can check out our range of sinks here: 

Types Key Pointers
Epoxy Sink
  • Epoxy is a type of polymeric material that is made through the process of thermosetting
  • Due to its polymeric nature, it’s incredibly resistant to acids, and similar corrosive compounds
  • Available in drop-in or under-mount styles
  • Commonly used in commercial or educational laboratory settings
Stainless Steel Sink
  • Stainless steel is a compound made up of iron ore primarily with a few additional metals
  • It’s durable but not corrosion-resistant
  • Available in drop-in or under-mount styles
  • Commonly used in wet lab settings that do not make use of corrosive materials 
Polypropylene Sink
  • Polypropylene is a type of thermoplastic polymer
  • Due to their polymeric nature, they’re preferred for their chemical-resistant & crack-resistant properties
  • One of the most acid-resistant sinks available in the market
  • Commonly used in wet lab settings 

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