Sterlitech introduces the Vactrap™, a Novel Vacuum Trap Solution

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Upgrade traditional vacuum trap systems with a safer, durable plastic solution

VacTrap option with 2L + 1L HDPE bottles

The Vactrap™ is an asset to any lab performing filtration. We especially recommend this product for manifold systems or vacuum filtration applications that present chemical hazard concerns.

The innovative Vactrap™ system is a new and improved take on vacuum traps. Vactrap™ set-ups protect vacuum pump lines from contamination using vacuum-stable bottles and a sterilizing in-line vent filter. Many existing vacuum trap assemblies include multiple glass flasks and tubing held in place by ring stands. The Vactrap™ is a self-contained, stable, and economic system designed to make filtrate collection safer and easier.

This durable plastic system can easily replace traditional vacuum traps in the lab, freeing up valuable bench space and preventing hazards. Specific applications include supernatant removal, media/culture aspiration, and chemical/solvent separation.

“The Vactrap™ is an asset to any lab performing filtration” says Sterlitech’s President Mark Spatz. “We especially recommend this product for manifold systems or vacuum filtration applications that present chemical hazard concerns.”

As a ready-to-use product, the Vactrap™ system includes chemical-resistant 2L and 1L HDPE bottles that exceed CDC recommendations for vacuuming biohazardous materials. Autoclavable polypropylene bottles are also available for use in this system. Each bottle features a VersaCap for tangle-free opening. The associated tubing is also included, with a pinch clamp to modulate use and a 0.2 micron PTFE vent filter shielding the vacuum line from aerosolized bacteria. These components are nested in a CDC-compliant secondary containment bin to create a compact yet highly sturdy assembly, allowing for robust filtration with no fear of pump damage.

Help keep your lab equipment and personnel safe with the Vactrap™.

About Sterlitech:
Located in Kent, Washington USA, Sterlitech is an ISO 9001:2015 certified corporation. Its founders have over 90 years of combined experience in membrane and microfiltration technology. Since 2001, the company has developed a strong global brand recognition serving a vast number of end markets in over 125 countries.

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