Air Pollution Control Solutions for Dental Laboratories

Dental laboratories can benefit from having an effective air pollution control systems in place. From fine and ultra-fine dust particles created by grinding, polishing and sandblasting, to chemicals released during polymerisation, there is a wide range of pollutants that are dangerous to owners, employees and customers alike.

Without adequate filtration systems, those working or visiting dental laboratories will be routinely exposed to several or more of the following contaminants. Exposure to these contaminants can lead to respiratory conditions such as occupational asthma, or aggravate existing respiratory conditions. These contaminants can also result in cancer, pneumoconiosis and silicosis. It is therefore vital that these contaminants are captured before being inhaled.

Acrylic Compounds:
  • Methyl methacrylate (MMA)
  • Triethyleneglycol di‐methacrylate (TEGDMA)
  • Ethyleneglycol di‐methacrylate (EGDMA)
  • 2‐hydroxy‐ethyl‐methacrylate (HEMA)
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Bisphenol‐A
  • Butylene glycol
  • Corundum
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Hexane
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kaolin
  • Nitrocellulose
  • Oxides of titanium, iron, and boron
  • Silica
  • Beryllium
  • Boron
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Tantalum
  • Plaster
  • Porcelain
  • Silica
  • Quartz

The IQAir VM FlexVac converts any IQAir system into a self-contained extraction system that captures and retains contamination at the source using a flexible vacuum attachment. The FlexVac can be wall-mounted (as shown) or fitted with casters for added mobility.

  • Captures contamination at the source 
  • 125mm diameter, 1200mm length duct that can be bent, twisted and turned into virtually any position and will remain in place until repositioned 
  • Can be wall-mounted to save space, or fitted with casters

Commercial Air Filtration is the UK supplier for IQAir of Switzerland. IQAir is the most popular manufacturer of standalone air filtration systems and is used by leading dental laboratories and healthcare institutions worldwide. IQAir systems are effective, easy-to-use and represent excellent value for money.

Which IQAir system is most appropriate to you depends on the type of contamination and quantity of contamination you wish to control and the size of your laboratory. We have listed our three most popular filtration systems for laboratories below, but you should call us to discuss in more detail.

Since 1998, the IQAir HealthPro 250 has won more independent awards than any other air purification system ever made. Choose the HealthPro 250 if you want the best possible particle, chemical and odour pollution removal.

  • Unrivalled performance - will capture coarse, fine and ultra-fine dust, chemicals such as acrylic monomers and even odours 
  • HyperHEPA filtration guaranteed at 99.97% at 0.3 microns and capable of capturing 99.5% at 0.003 microns 
  • 2.5kg of highest quality dual-activated bituminous carbon media 
  • Suitable for small, medium and large dental laboratories

The IQAir HealthPro 100 provides the best possible levels of performance for coarse, fine and ultra-fine dust removal. Choose the IQAir HealthPro 100 when airborne particles are your only concern.

  • Targeted removal of the fine and ultra-fine particles found in dental laboratories 
  • Highest airflow rating at 470m3/h 
  • HyperHEPA filtration guaranteed at 99.97% at 0.3 microns and capable of capturing 99.5% at 0.003 microns 
  • Suitable for small, medium and large dental laboratories

IQAir's GC Series is designed to capture chemical contamination, yet also includes a HEPA H11 Class filter. The IQAir GC uses the same technology as the IQAir GCX, which is the same system used in leading research organisations. The GC, however, is around half the price and most suitable for Dental laboratories.

  • Up to 7.8kg of highest quality dual-activated bituminous carbon media, with options for MultiGas, VOC, ChemiSorber and AM media for targeted chemical and odour removal 
  • HEPA H11 filter guaranteed to capture and retain at least 99% at 0.3 microns 
  • Suitable for small and medium dental laboratories