Rolled lead plates – Systems with high radiation intensity

Rolled lead is used for shielding against high radiation intensity. It is installed in plates. Rolled lead up to 30 mm thick

Rolled lead – Selecting the right adhesive

Adhesion of rolled lead: the sandwich construction method involves bonding lead plates in a metal housing. Adhesion of rolled lead

To fit components with rolled lead, Arnold processes custom-fit plates that are up to 30 mm thick. These are stuck into prefabricated sheet metal components and provided with a lid (sandwich construction).

Depending on the size, lead plates can get very heavy and require reliable adhesion. Selecting the right adhesive is thus imperative. As we make products for the railway industry which are subject to the highest certification requirements for glued components, we know all about gluing metal and have our own in-house experts.

Our adhesive engineer selects the right adhesive, determines the necessary quantity, and ensures functional safety. 


Adhesive engineers determine the right adhesive for rolled lead. Rolled lead – The right adhesive

Highly trained bonders and specialists ensure proper application. Please inquiry if you have any questions about rolled lead adhesion.

The processing of lead requires extreme caution as any heating of the lead can cause harmful vapors. This is why we avoid introducing heat directly on the lead during every stage of processing, such as when placing the lid. We diligently plan our lead-safe design in order to avoid welding throughout the process. We would be glad to assist you with the design of your products.

Optionally, we can also coat your leaded cladding panels in our paint shop using your preferred color and specifications. It goes without saying that the protection of our employees from toxic vapors is our number one priority (such as by air drying the painted parts).

Do you need assistance with the construction, processing,
and turn-key provision of radiation protection products?
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Is rolled lead toxic?

Lead is a heavy metal and is therefore toxic to humans. When processing lead (e.g., by milling, drilling, filing, sawing, dry grinding), proper handling is critical. In addition to the mandatory wearing of gloves, the lead should not be exposed to any heat, as this could result in toxic gases. Adequate ventilation is also very important.

At Arnold, the protection of the employees and compliance with the corresponding measures are the number one priority. All leaded components are structurally checked and optimized as needed, no heat is generated on the lead during work, and ventilation is mandatory.

What is sandwhich construction in integrated lead shielding?

A sandwich construction for radiation protection with lead entails the integration and closure of lead plates in a steel housing. As a result, the lead is not visible from the outside. This process is mostly used for high radiation sources, as the lead plates used are very thick and heavy. 

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