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Glove Boxes: Isolation & Containment Chambers

Terra manufactures and offers a variety of isolation and containment glove boxes (chambers) in plastic and stainless steel. Isolation chambers provide a controlled environment that protects contamination-sensitive materials from ambient conditions. Containment chambers provide a safe processing environment for biohazards. Select models can be customized.
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Overview and Applications
Terra Universal's standardized environmental controllers let you configure a turnkey glove box system to your requirements for heating, refrigeration, humidity, process gas, vacuum, particles, and static control

Plastic Laboratory Glove Boxes
Glove box systems from Terra Universal are economical solutions for laboratories needing plastic glove box chambers for basic operations or specialized sample isolation or containment.

Nitrogen Purge
Customizable plastic or stainless steel gas purge systems control relative humidity—wide range of sizes and glove port options

Filtration Glove Box
Filtration Glove Box with easy-to-adjust filtration system provides continuous open-loop/closed-loop ULPA filtration to eliminate micro-contaminants

HEPA Filtration Chambers
Particle filtration chambers are ideal for containment and isolation. Select from several application-specific glove boxes, including USP 797

Vacuum Processing
Customizable systems in durable plastic or stainless steel ideal for drying, degassing and ventilation applications

Aseptic Processing Chambers
BioSafe aseptic processing isolators with right or left air locks can be customized to meet aseptic processing applications; smooth surfaces simplify cleaning

Anaerobic/Hypoxic Processing
Select chambers control oxygen and carbon dioxide; meets CE, UL, CSA and or CAN standards

Controlled Atmosphere Glove Boxes
Work stations with controlled atmospheres are good for samples requiring low oxygen or vacuum; other specialized applications include toxic substances

Biohazard Containment (Negative Pressure)
CACI or Class II, Type A1 or A2 nuclear pharmacy isolators meet USP 797 and ISO Class 5

Double-Wall, Insulated
Constant temperature isolators decrease cost and time of heating and cooling cycles

Uncontrolled RH Chambers
Economical and portable models ideal for off-site processing; select models lab-certified

Vacuum Antechambers
Support vacuums down to 29.9” Hg for safe, contamination-free pass-through operations

Air Locks, Access Doors
Minimizes nitrogen loss and contamination inflow during parts transfer

Glovebox Accessories
Terra Universal offers everything from filtration modules to nitrogen purge systems, nitrogen generators, RH/temperature data loggers and more for your glove box

Glove Boxes Resources
View, PDFs, videos and compatibility charts, or use our Glove Box Quick Quote to find the right system for your application

  A Primer on Gloveboxes   PDF
Glove boxes are available in application-sensitive materials, including chemical-resistant and static-dissipative plastics. BioSafe® glove boxes provide all-welded seams with coved corners to produce a completely smooth interior that's easy to sterilize.


A complete line of module options are available to configure/customize these chambers for temperature and particle control, static safety, humidification/dehumidification and other critical operating conditions. Contact Terra today to find out about economical glove box solutions for your application requirements.

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Video Glove Box Isolators and Containment Chambers
Overview of Terra's complete line of clean room and laboratory glove boxes.
Video Don't Turn Your Clean Environment into a Particle Magnet!
Non-dissipative plastics quickly accumulate surface charges that attract contaminants. If this quantity of test spheres clings to the panel on the left, just imagine how many micro-particles it attracts!
Tech Resource (PDF) ISO Cleanroom Standards and Federal Standard 209E
Understand the international ISO cleanliness standards (ISO 4, ISO 5, ISO 6, etc.) and how they correlate to the U.S. Fed-Std 209E designations (Class 10, Class 100, Class 1000, etc.). This guide also discusses other key cleanroom recommendations on cleanroom air change and velocity rates, clean room ceiling fan coverage, positive vs. negative internal cleanroom air pressure, and laminar vs. turbulent air flow.
Tech Resource (PDF) Chemical Compatibility Charts
A general guide for various materials and chemicals.
Tech Resource (PDF) Glove Box 101: Here's What You Need to Know
Avoid costly mistakes commonly made during the specification of a glove box isolation or containment chamber.