Saffron Scientific Equipment specialises in the design, development and manufacture of glove boxes and dry anaerobic containment systems for the storage, handling and processing of hazardous substances.

Saffron Scientific Equipment has over 18 years of experience supplying custom designed solutions for both production and laboratory environments within a variety of market sectors, including the nuclear, university and industrial markets. This experience has allowed us to provide a number of services to these sectors.

Design and consultancy services for containment processes

Saffron can provide consultation and design advice for processes that require containment systems, such as high-temperature furnaces and cryogenics plants, as well as mechanical operations.

Bespoke nuclear and pharmaceutical containment systems

Much of our work is designing and building unique containment systems for customers who either want to keep the product away from the user or the user away from the product. Due to our experience and commitment to designing and producing high quality, we have been able to help many customers in the nuclear, university and pharmaceutical sectors with containment issues that no-one else has been able to do.

Bespoke glove boxes.
Alpha glove box.
Beta glove box.

Glove box and containment system refurbishment, servicing and upgrades

With a strong understanding of the containment issues faced by businesses and organisations, Saffron is able to offer refurbishment, servicing and upgrades not only for our own glove boxes but also our competitors’ systems.

Anaerobic and air shields

Saffron products fall into two major categories – custom-built and standard. Our Alpha range offers basic high-quality anaerobic and air shields, all for a sensible budget, and is available in two, three or four port sizes, and to various specifications to meet individual customer requirements.

Large manual air shield, semi-automatic anaerobic and fully automatic anaerobic glove boxes

Our Beta range comprises larger glove boxes that are available in manual air shield, semi-automatic anaerobic and fully automatic anaerobic forms.

With all our systems, Saffron supplies the following features as standard:

  • Stainless-steel containment shells
  • Stainless-steel transfer ports
  • Stainless-steel fasteners
  • Glass viewing panels
  • Metal glove ports
  • Crevice-free gaskets
  • Lighting system

Optionally, Saffron can provide:

  • Fully radius-cornered shells (for the nuclear and pharmaceutical industry)
  • Super-efficient gas scrubbers
  • Metallically coated glass to reduce static in glove boxes