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Update Your Water Baths and Ice Buckets with Beads!

Lab Armor® Beads are dry metallic thermal beads designed to replace water in laboratory water baths and ice in ice buckets.

Lab Armor Beads are dry, thermal metallic beads designed to replace water in any standard depth, non-circulating and non-shaking lab water bath. Beads can also be used to replace aluminum blocks in dry baths and ice in ice buckets. Beads are dry and naturally more resistant to microbial growth than water and therefore less likely to harbor and contribute to transmitting microorganisms in the laboratory. 

Lab Armor Beads prevent distorted data and dangers resulting from inaccurate temperatures, evaporated lab water baths, and water-exposed contaminated samples. The Beads are designed to decrease microbial contamination that can ruin experiments or lead to safety issues in the laboratory.

Lab Armor Beads flow fluidly and can conform to all sizes and shapes of vessels placed within the bath. Vessels that are prone to tipping over or floating away no longer require racks, floats or bottleneck weights to secure them in place. Sample vessels can be conveniently buried into the beads to avoid temperature gradients associated with exposure to room temperature air. Bottles will rest on the surface and conical tubes will stay firmly in place in less than 1/2 inch of Beads.


Bead Specs


.75 L, 2L, 4L, 8L


Lab Armor Beads embody Lab Armor’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:


Non-toxic, non-vaporizing material

No daily requirement for biocide use – no gray water

Improves energy efficiency of standard water baths by over 50%


Metal composition

Moisture and gas impermeable

High thermal conductivity

Smooth, rounded surface

Working temperature range is -80°C to 180°C

Size & Weight:

Diameter 5-8MM

Height 1-2MM

Weight 3.65 Lbs per Liter

What comes in the box:

Lab Armor Beads & Printed Documentation