Using adhesive seals whilst wearing laboratory gloves can prove to be difficult. The glued surface of the seal can easily stick to your glove rather than your microplate. Porvair MicroBurst™ films eliminate this problem. When first handled, MicroBurst™ is not tacky and will not stick to anything. Only when you are satisfied that the film is in the correct place do you press down hard to activate the MicroBurst™ adhesive. Millions of tiny spheroids contain the adhesive and these “microcapsules” burst under applied pressure to release the adhesive just where you want it and not all over your gloves!
The patented MicroBurst™ technology is being offered for the first time in a Life Science laboratory by Porvair Sciences. The clear film has excellent optical properties and once activated, produces a very firm seal which quickly strengths to form a near-permanent seal on your plates. MicroBurst™ film can be pierced by pipette tips or robot liquid handlers and is temperature stable – making it ideal for PCR work.