Weighing in at 33% lighter than lead, Nano is the lightest core material ever made. Not only is Nano ultra-lightweight, but it is lead-free and highly flexible. Protech-t your body from radiation, your back from heavy lead, and eliminate the need for cumbersome disposal… choose Nano!
10.5 lbsToo darn heavy
7 lbs33% lighter than lead
18 lbsToo darn heavy
12 lbs33% lighter than lead
Nano - A "Weigh" Better Alternative
Lead aprons are a necessary protective element in the defense against radiation exposure during medical fluoroscopic procedures. Many medical personnel wear radiation protective garments for hours every day and those garments are HEAVY. It's no secret that heavy lead aprons can adversely affect your musculoskeletal health over a long period of time (and sometimes even in the short term). There are other options which do not include aprons, but they carry massive price tags and are not a rational solution to cure the apron weight problem.
Fortunately, the weight is over! Protech’s Nano core material is made of a proprietary blend of x-ray protective metals and rare earth elements that deliver optimal kV protection at a fraction of the weight of traditional lead aprons. Nano is the lightest material available on the market, designed exclusively to reduce the weight of your apron and prolong musculoskeletal health.
The radiation safety industry has a heavy reliance on known toxic substances. Protech’s innovative, lead-free core materials use minimal to no antimony in achieving its overall protection mission. Antimony’s place is taken by other, safer alternatives such as Cerium and Rare Earth Oxides as well as Bismuth, Tungsten, and Barium. Using a combination of elements is critical in providing balanced protection across a wide range of diagnostic imaging kV ranges.
Quality and Dependability
Using state-of-the-art thermoplastic technology our core materials are infused with fine metal particles providing you with the greatest levels of flexibility, resistance to cracking, and protection. Proguard core materials exhibit higher overall levels of elasticity and offer superior performance over vinyl or rubber alternatives. Nano is tested according to the ASTM 2547-18 standard.