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Scottish Association for Marine Science

 Marine Racks for Deep Sea Research
Scottish Association for Marine Science

Food and Water

Products Used
Test Tube Racks



Scottish Marine Institute needed to be able to store 1m long fragile glass storage tubes under the extreme harsh conditions on board their research vessel. The tubes need to be protected against breakage and allow the scientists to see the samples that had been collected in the tubes.

We designed a bespoke rack that provided the necessary stability and protection. The rack has a heavy base to keep it upright, an intermediate level for stability and further protection and strong columns for rigidity and further corner protection. The base was pre-drilled with dimples to suit the tube diameter to hold the base of the tubes in place. We also added extra weight to the base for increased stability in use on board the ship.

The racks went straight into regular use on board and continue to perform exactly as required by the clients brief. The client is delighted and the product will continue to store new samples for many years to come.


“Springlab worked tirelessly to make sure they fully understood our requirements and then very quickly produced several designs to help make sure we got the right solution.  The racks do exactly what we wanted and are very robust and easy to use and handle.  We would have no qualms in recommending Springlab for bespoke laboratory storage racks and other solutions”

Scottish Association for Marine Science