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Ascent™ Opti Formax Ductless Fume Hood

Formalin is widely used as a disinfectant, antiseptic and a fixative for histology. Due to its high volatility, formalin has a strong, irritating odor that causes discomfort to the user.

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    Laboratory applications involving this noxious chemical can now be accomplished safely and economically with Esco Ascent™ Opti Formax (SPF). This ductless fume hood can remove noxious odor and has a built-in formalin dispensing unit.

    Each SPF ductless fume hood comes standard with:

    • 1 x Base Cabinet with castor wheels

    • 1 x Swan-neck Formalin Faucet

    • 1 x Foot Switch

    • 2 x Carboy (for Formalin)

    • 1 x SS Drain Pan

    • 1 x SS Worktop


    Formalin Service fixture and foot switch

    • Provides easy and safe formalin dispensing

    Double-hinged sash mechanism with arm ports

    • sash with 13° sloping to help minimize glares and reflections

    • allows easy access to work zone without risking exposure from chemical fumes

    • allows higher sash opening for effortless cabinet loading

    Filtration System

    • Main Filter: Nanocarb™ Activated carbon, Type F

    • Efficient perimeter clamping ensures no leakage as well as allows easy filter change procedure.

    Ergonomic Features

    • Sample Port - For manual determination of filter saturation through color tubes

    • Filter ID window - to easily determine the type of carbon filter installed in the unit

    Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating

    • Eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria within 24 hours of exposure


    Esco Ductless Fume Hood Tri-fold Brochure.pdf


    Ascent™ Ductless Fume Hood Combined Catalog.pdf


    Ascent™ Opti Formax Sellsheet.pdf


    Guide to Esco Nanocarb™ Carbon Filters.pdf


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