Laminar Flow Cabinets

Sterile Enclosures For Maximum Sample Protection

TION's laminar flow cabinets create sterile work environments to eliminate sample contamination inside your laboratory. Our products protect particle-sensitive materials using HEPA-filtered laminar flow air.
Laminar Flow Cabinets

Cost-Effective Cleanroom Alternatives

Laminar flow cabinets (also called cell culture hoods, tissue culture hoods or air flow cabinets) are portable, cost-effective alternatives to conventional cleanroom environments. Their technology eliminates the risk of sample contamination by producing HEPA-filtered laminar flow air, removing 99.97% of all airborne particles >0.3 μm in size. It's an energy-efficient solution designed to optimise the space inside your facility.

At TION, every cabinet is manufactured using virgin medical-grade welded polypropylene (metal variants are available) with no gaps or joints. The objective is to stop harmful particles, spores, and microbes from grouping inside your workspace and contaminating the sample. It’s also easier to clean.

Product Benefits

Corrosion Proof Build

Corrosion Proof Build

100% medical-grade welded polypropylene prevents any rust or corrosion inside your unit.
ISO 5 & ISO 4 Standards

ISO 5 & ISO 4 Standards

The cabinet creates a small-scale cleanroom environment at either ISO 5 or ISO 4 standards.
Built-In HEPA Filtration

Built-In HEPA Filtration

HEPA-filtered laminar flow air removes 99.97% of all airborne particles >0.3 μm in size.
Delivery & Installation

Delivery & Installation

Our certified engineers will deliver, install and commission your new units on-site, no questions asked.
Horizontal & Vertical LAF Cabinets
We manufacture horizontal and vertical laminar flow cabinets to suit the needs of your application. The difference between these two models lies in the direction air is blown. Each type is fully customisable and equipped with a suite of bespoke options. These include customisable dimensions, gas taps, sashes, UV lighting and internal shelving.
Horizontal & Vertical LAF Cabinets

How Does A Laminar Flow Cabinet Work?

A laminar flow cabinet draws air through HEPA or ULPA filters using a fan. This air is then exhausted vertically or horizontally over the workbench material to reduce turbulence and create a particle-free working environment. Due to the direction and velocity of the airflow, the sample is shielded from airborne particles, but the user is not. TION's LAF cabinets feature optional UV-C germicidal lamps to sterilise the workbench interior after each process, significantly reducing the time you spend on manual cleaning.

Product Features

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Stainless Steel Worksurface

Stainless Steel Worksurface

Easy-clean 304 stainless steel work surface comes equipped as standard with upgrade options to stainless steel 316.

Fume Cupboard Airflow

Worksurfaces

Our optional 316 stainless steel and multi-piece work surfaces can provide a greater degree of corrosive protection and simplify the cleaning process.

Built-In HEPA Filtration

Built-In HEPA Filtration

Built-in HEPA filtration removes 99.97% of all airborne particles >0.3 μm in size, creating ISO 5 or ISO 4 cleanroom conditions.

ISO Standards

ISO 4 and ISO 5 standards are used to classify controlled workspace environments based on the number of airborne particles per cubic meter of air.

  • ISO 5/Class 100 has a maximum of 3,520 particles at 0.5 microns or larger per cubic metre.
  • ISO 4/Class 10 has a maximum of 352 particles at 0.5 microns or larger per cubic metre.

The level of protection you choose depends on your application or process.

Energy Efficient LED Lighting

Energy Efficient LED Lighting

Sealed LED lighting offers eco-friendly, cost-effective 800 LUX illumination.

Lighting

Lighting is an important part of your laminar flow cabinet specification. Our energy-efficient 800 LUX LED lights provide excellent clarity and last longer than older fluorescent tubes.

Height Adjustable Stand

Height Adjustable Stand

Both benchtop and height adjustable stand-mounted cabinets are available.

Mounting Options

Bench-mounted laminar flow cabinets are stationary units fixed to a pre-existing work surface. The products are ideal for laboratories short on space but lack the manoeuvrability of stand-mounted units.

7inch Touch Screen Control System

7inch Touch Screen Control System

Regulate your airflow controls and monitor cabinet safety with our cutting-edge 7" touch screen technology.

Touch-screen control.

7" Digital Control Panel

Our upgradable 7" digital control panel is touch-screen ready, creating a seamless user experience. The programmable software tracks air inflow and downflow, annual commissioning dates and filter replacements. It's also equipped with a state-of-the-art red-light alarm system. This vital safety function visually notifies the operator if an airflow drop is detected.

Product Specification

Models
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FAQ's
Pro Laminar Flow Cabinet: Vertical

ModelLAF900-VPLAF1200-VPLAF1500-VPLAF1800-VP
External Size (W x D x H)900 x 850 x 1320 mm
35.4 x 33.4 x 51.9″
1200 x 850 x 1320 mm
47.2 x 33.4 x 51.9″
1500 x 850 x 1320 mm
59 x 33.4 x 51.9″
1800 x 850 x 1320 mm
70.8 x 33.4 x 51.9″
Internal (workspace) Size (W x D x H)770 x 700 x 750 mm
30.3 x 27.5 x 29.5″
1070 x 700 x 750 mm
42.1 x 27.5 x 29.5”
1370 x 700 x 750 mm
53.9 x 27.5 x 29.5”
1670 x 700 x 750 mm
65.7 x 27.5 x 29.5”
Production /
Test Standard
ISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CE
Air Velocity0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM
Workstation CleanlinessClass-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1
Cabinet MaterialPolypropylenePolypropylenePolypropylenePolypropylene
Work Surface Material304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel
Noise Level<50dB<50dB<54dB<54dB
Power Supply110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase
Illumination800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting
Filter TypesHEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)
Pro Laminar Flow Cabinet: Horizontal
ModelLAF900-HPLAF1200-HPLAF1500-HPLAF1800-HP
External Size (W x D x H)900 x 930 x 1200 mm
35.4 x 36.6 x 47.2”
1200 x 930 x 1200 mm
47.2” x 36.6 x 47.2”
1500 x 930 x 1200 mm
59 x 36.6 x 42.2”
1800 x 930 x 1200 mm
70.8 x 36.6 x 47.2”
Internal (workspace) Size (W x D x H)770 x 620 x 600 mm
30.3 x 24.4 x 23.6”
1070 x 620 x 600 mm
42.1 x 24.4 x 23.6”
1370 x 620 x 600 mm
53.9 x 24.4 x 23.6”
1670 x 620 x 600 mm
65.7 x 24.4 x 23.6”
Production /
Test Standard
ISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CE
Air Velocity0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.4 m/s, 80 FPM0.4 m/s, 80 FPM0.4 m/s, 80 FPM
Workstation CleanlinessClass-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1
Cabinet MaterialPolypropylenePolypropylenePolypropylenePolypropylene
Work Surface Material304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel
Noise Level<50dB<50dB<54dB<54dB
Power Supply110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase
Illumination800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting
Filter TypesHEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency @ 99,9997% @ 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)
Essential Laminar Flow Cabinet: Vertical
ModelLAF900-VELAF1200-VELAF1500-VELAF1800-VE
External Size (W x D x H)900 x 810 x 1350 mm
35 x 31.9 x53.1″
1200 x 810 x 1350 mm
47.2 x 31.9 x 53.1″
1500 x 810 x 1350 mm
59 x 31.9 x53.1″
1800 x 810 x 1350 mm
70.8 x 31.9 x 53.1″
Internal (workspace) Size (W x D x H)770 x 660 x 750 mm
30.3 x 26 x 29.5″
1070 x 660 x 750 mm
42.1 x 26 x 29.5″
1370 x 660 x 750 mm
53.9 x 26 x 29.5″
1670 x 660 x 750 mm
65.7 x 26 x 29.5″
Production /
Test Standard
ISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CE
Air Velocity0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM
Workstation CleanlinessClass-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1
Cabinet MaterialHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coated
Work Surface Material304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel
Noise Level<50dB<50dB<54dB<54dB
Power Supply110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V, 50/60 Hz, Single phase
Illumination800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting
Filter TypesHEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)
Essential Laminar Flow Cabinet: Horizontal
Model LAF900-HE LAF1200-HE LAF1500-HE LAF1800-HE
External Size (W x D x H)900 x 890 x 1250 mm
40.5 x 35 x 49.2
1200 x 890 x 1250 mm
47.2 x 35 x 49.2
1500x 890 x 1250 mm
59 x 35 x 49.2
1800 x 890 x 1250 mm
70.8 x 35 x 49.2
Internal (workspace) Size (W x D x H)770 x 610 x 640 mm
30.3 x 24 x 25.2”
1070 x 610 x 640 mm
47.1 x 24 x 25.2”
1370 x 610 x 640 mm
53.9 x 24 x 25.2”
1670 x 610 x 640 mm
65.7 x 24 x 25.2”
Production /
Test Standard
ISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CEISO-14644-1, CE
Air Velocity0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM0.3 m/s, 60 FPM
Workstation CleanlinessClass-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1Class-100 (FS 209E) ISO 4, ISO-14644-1
Cabinet MaterialHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coatedHigh grade cold rolled steel and surface is static powder coated
Work Surface Material304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel304 Stainless steel
Noise Level<50dB<50dB<54dB<54dB
Power Supply110 / 220V 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V 50/60 Hz, Single phase110 / 220V 50/60 Hz, Single phase
Illumination800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting800 LUX LED lighting
Filter TypesHEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)HEPA Filter Efficiency of 99,9997% at 0.3 Microns H14 (Optional ULPA filter)
Laminar Flow Cabinet Datasheet
A laminar flow cabinet (sometimes called a cell culture hood, tissue culture hood, or laminar flow hood) is a self-contained laboratory enclosure designed to protect workspace samples from contamination using laminar flow air.
TION's laminar flow cabinets are available in two models: Essentials & Pro. Both models feature horizontal and vertical units in polypropylene and metal. A roof-mounted fan draws air through HEPA or ULPA filters which is then exhausted over the workbench material in a smooth laminar flow. Due to the direction and velocity of the airflow, the sample is shielded from airborne particles, but the user is not.
Horizontal and vertical laminar flow cabinets can facilitate HEPA and ULPA filters. HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particulates, powders and dust down to 0.3 μm. ULPA filters remove 99.999% of contaminants larger than 0.12 μm. The type of filter used depends on the process taking place inside your cabinet. However, both cabinet types use pre-filters. If you are unsure which filter you require, please contact our technical support team.
No. Laminar flow cabinets are designed for use with passive, non-toxic materials. The cabinets only protect the sample, not the user. Common applications include semiconductor testing, media preparation and plant tissue culture. For more information visit "What Are Laminar Flow Cabinets Most Commonly Used For?"
A laminar flow cabinet can take between two to four hours to install. It's designed as a simple plug & play system, allowing engineers to position and commission the unit without the need for external ductwork.
A laminar flow cabinet will cost between £4,000 to £6,000, depending on the complexity and size of the unit. Our laminar flow cabinets include HEPA H14 filters as standard.
What's the difference between a PCR cabinet and a laminar flow hood?
While PCR cabinets use UV to sterilise the environment, LAF cabinets use an air-cleaning filtration system (HEPA or ULPA). The technology removes any particles on the work surface, ensuring a contamination-free environment. There are two separate models available:
  • Horizontal Laminar Flow Hood – Air is projected horizontally across the work area directly out of the front of the cabinet.
  • Vertical Laminar Flow Hood – Air is projected downward, and then across the work surface and out of the unit.
Remember, laminar flow cabinets are produced to protect materials inside the workspace. They do not protect laboratory technicians and are not suitable for working with biohazards. To do this, you would need a Class II biosafety cabinet.
What's the difference between a PCR cabinet and a laminar flow hood?
What's the difference between a PCR cabinet and a laminar flow hood?
While PCR cabinets use UV to sterilise the environment, LAF cabinets use an air-cleaning filtration system (HEPA or ULPA). The technology removes any particles on the work surface, ensuring a contamination-free environment. There are two separate models available:
  • Horizontal Laminar Flow Hood – Air is projected horizontally across the work area directly out of the front of the cabinet.
  • Vertical Laminar Flow Hood – Air is projected downward, and then across the work surface and out of the unit.
Remember, laminar flow cabinets are produced to protect materials inside the workspace. They do not protect laboratory technicians and are not suitable for working with biohazards. To do this, you would need a Class II biosafety cabinet.

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