Annalan Laboratory in New Jersey is a custom dental lab with one specialty: occlusal splints (also called night guards).
Dentists order them for patients who have had restoration work or implants.
The lab has developed a splint with a rigid outer shell and a soft lining that helps protect veneers applied to teeth and gold hardware used with implants.
They ship their splints to dentists all over the country.
Fume & Odor Control Problem
Annalan’s growing business created a problem; their neighbor in the building began complaining of ‘acrylic smells’.The lab uses methyl methacrylate, which is a common ingredient in the manufacture of resins and plastics. It has an acrid odor and irritates the eyes and mucus membrane.
Managers re-did the layout of some tasks in the production area and installed a Model 200 Winged Sentry with a clear lid in the mixing area.
Annalan’s Winged Sentry is equipped with 2.5 pounds of activated carbon, which is very effective at capturing methyl methacrylate fumes before they spread.
Now what do the neighbors have to say?
Ductless spray hood
Annalan also uses a Model 360 Ductless Spray Hood in its processes.
The sprayhood has three tiers of filtration to ensure that sprayed substances, such as paint and coatings, do not disperse beyond the work area.
Give us a call
If you’re considering your options for controlling fumes associated with acrylics and sprays, please give us a call at 800.799.4609. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website or fill out the contact form.