Apron Core Materials

ACHIEVING ELEMENTAL BALANCE


Knowing what’s inside your apron is as important as how that apron claims to protect you.

Each ProGuard core material is carefully formulated to more efficiently attenuate portions of the photon spectrum and limit “gaps” in protection due to over reliances on individual x-ray protective elements. Protech utilizes proper elemental balance to address k-edge concerns for key diagnostic imaging ranges. Protech’s advanced elastomers exhibit the best balance of toughness, flexibility, durability and cracking resistance.

- Antimony/barium provide more efficient attenuation of the photon spectrum below the K-edge window of lead (35 - 88 kV)
- Higher Z elements, tungsten, bismuth and lead are more efficient for stopping higher energy radiation (>9/88 kV), and also cover the K-edge fluorescence window of antimony (< 35 kV).

core materials tungsten lead bismuth
Lead Core Material Icon

STANDARD LEAD

  • Features: Affordable & Highly Protective
  • Composition: Lead Vinyl
  • Certifications: ASTM & IEC Certified

LEAD AVERAGE APRON WEIGHTS - 0.50mm LE*

SIZE FRONTAL APRONS VEST SKIRT WRAPAROUND
X-Small N/A 14.17 lbs 12.96 lbs
Small 7.68 lbs 15.30 lbs 15.01 lbs
Medium 8.63 lbs 16.46 lbs 16.61 lbs
Large 10.35 lbs 17.60 lbs 18.25 lbs
X-Large 11.74 lbs 19.81 lbs 19.88 lbs

LEAD ATTENUATION RESULTS

Lead Equivalence 70kV 90kV 110kV 130kV
0.25mm 94.6% 88.3% 84.8% 82.5%
0.35mm 97.7% 93.6% 91.3% 89.9%
0.50mm 98.8% 95.7% 94.1% 93.1%
1.00mm 99.9% 99.2% 98.9% 98.7%

ULtralite Lead Core Material Icon

ULTRALITE LEAD

  • Features: Flexible, 14% lighter lead
  • Composition: Antimony, Lead Vinyl
  • Certifications: ASTM & IEC Certified

ULTRALITE AVERAGE APRON WEIGHTS - 0.50mm LE*

SIZE FRONTAL APRONS VEST SKIRT WRAPAROUND
X-Small N/A 13.34 lbs 11.66 lbs
Small 7.04 lbs 14.60 lbs 13.99 lbs
Medium 8.15 lbs 15.45 lbs 15.62 lbs
Large 9.51 lbs 16.72 lbs 17.69 lbs
X-Large 10.27 lbs 18.01 lbs 18.84 lbs

ULTRALITE LEAD ATTENUATION RESULTS

Lead Equivalence 70kV 90kV 110kV 130kV
0.25mm 94.2% 87.9% 82.9% 78.7%
0.35mm 97.6% 93.2% 89.6% 86.2%
0.50mm 99.0% 96.2% 93.9% 91.4%
1.00mm 99.9% 99.3% 98.8% 98.0%

Prolite Lead Free Core Material Icon

PROLITE LEAD FREE

  • Features: Highly Flexible, 18% lighter lead
  • Composition: Antimony, Bismuth, Plasticizers
  • Certifications: ASTM & IEC Certified

PROLITE AVERAGE APRON WEIGHTS - 0.50mm LE*

SIZE FRONTAL APRONS VEST SKIRT WRAPAROUND
X-Small N/A 12.45 lbs 11.01 lbs
Small 6.78 lbs 13.48 lbs 12.98 lbs
Medium 7.71 lbs 14.77 lbs 14.24 lbs
Large 9.14 lbs 16.12 lbs 15.79 lbs
X-Large 10.23 lbs 17.45 lbs 16.76 lbs

PROLITE LEAD FREE ATTENUATION RESULTS

Lead Equivalence 70kV 90kV 110kV 130kV
0.25mm 94.2% 87.9% 82.4% 77.7%
0.35mm 97.9% 93.9% 89.9% 86.3%
0.50mm 99.0% 96.3% 93.5% 90.5%
1.00mm 99.9% 99.4% 98.5% 97.5%

Premier Lead Free Core Material Icon

PREMIER LEAD FREE

  • Features: Highly Flexible, up to 23% lighter lead
  • Composition: Antimony, Bismuth, Plasticizers
  • Certifications: ASTM Certified

PREMIER AVERAGE APRON WEIGHTS - 0.50mm LE*

SIZE FRONTAL APRONS VEST SKIRT WRAPAROUND
X-Small N/A 11.47 lbs 10.20 lbs
Small 6.07 lbs 12.29 lbs 11.56 lbs
Medium 7.04 lbs 13.90 lbs 13.12 lbs
Large 8.43 lbs 15.02 lbs 14.50 lbs
X-Large 9.39 lbs 16.08 lbs 15.47 lbs

PREMIER LEAD FREE ATTENUATION RESULTS

Lead Equivalence 80kV 90kV 100kV
0.125mm 79.5% 76.4% 73.0%
0.25mm 93.2% 90.7% 88.2%
0.375mm 96.9% 95.2% 93.5%
0.50mm 98.5% 97.3% 96.1%


*Dislcaimer: Protech makes every effort to accurately record its apron weights. Because each category is averaged, the numbers we provide in the weight chart are subject to a +/- 15% weight variance. Minor length or width adjustments, including heavier fabrics, are not differentiated and instead, averaged together. Please consider this when referencing the weight chart.




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