Video: Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Lead shipping containers are used to transport radioactive materials from place to place. Medi-RayTM products meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs. We provide a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

Lead Radiation Shielding Products

Since 1974, Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. This slide discusses some of the lead radiation shielding products manufactured by Medi-RayTM.

Lead Radiation Shielding Products

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Lead Shipping Containers

Lead shipping containers are used for a variety of reasons. For instance, they are used to transport radioactive materials, to meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs with a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers since 1974. In over 30 years of product development, Medi-RayTM has revolutionized the design and production of every type of shielded medical containers.

Un-Coated Lead Containers

Medi-RayTM will fabricate uncoated containers and products which can be assembled into plastic or metal interior and exterior shells or forms. Custom pouring of lead into a customer supplied form is accommodated with shipment back to the customer within 24 hours.

Plastic Encased Lead Packaging

Medi-RayTM can provide exterior plastic encasements customized to the customer’s exact dimensions and colors. These containers have interlocking plastic lids and bases, with corporate logos and product identification symbols as part of the plastic encasement.

Coated Lead Packaging


The coated lead containers utilized for radiopharmaceuticals normally have interlocking lid/base designs and can come equipped with bottle sponges and desiccant liners. The proprietary coatings utilized by Medi-RayTM guarantee adhesion with no cracking or chipping as are so often found with other companies’ products.

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray manufactures lead containers with interlocking features and leakage protection.

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Lead Shipping Containers for Radiation Protection

Lead shielding refers to the use of lead to shield or protect people or objects from radiation. Because of its high density and high atomic number, lead can effectively fade certain kinds of radiation. Lead containers are designed for the storage and shipment of radioactive materials. In most of the cases, outer dimensions and appearance are almost same; the difference lies in the thickness of lead shielding.

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray fabricates lead containers for radioactive pharmaceuticals, nuclear applications, radioactive source storage, and waste containers. All containers feature interlocking component designs that guarantee no radiation leakage and provide safety during handling and transport. From outside, these containers are plastics shelled, that protects you from physically touching lead, which is a toxic metal. Medi-Ray can design and manufacture these lead shielding containers in multiple sizes that can accommodate hundreds of lead wall thicknesses, cover designs, and locking mechanisms.

These lead shipping containers are manufactured from A36 or 44W carbon steel. All hardware used from heavy-duty hinges to locks is of the highest quality. Extreme care is taken in the surface preparation to all surfaces for the supply and application of a finish coat of paint to the desired color. All storage containers are available with your choice in lead shielding from 1/32″ to 2″ thick or more.

Medi-Ray offers “just-in-time” delivery schedules for its clients to reduce customer inventory costs and to deliver mutually economical delivery quantities. Medi-Ray maintains a safety stock of castings, components, and finished products to guarantee timely delivery.

Medi-Ray quality control procedures are refined and expanded to include inspection procedures stipulated by customers. Certification by Medi-Ray quality control personnel accompanies each shipment.

Lead Shielding Offers Radiation Safety Solution

Employees who work in x-ray rooms and nuclear industries run a high risk of incurring diseases like cancer due to repeated exposure to radiation. To avoid such fatalities, several lead products act as barriers to shield radiation and protect people working with or around the radiation scattering equipment.

Lead Shielding

Lead is a dense metal with a high atomic number and it can shield against all types of harmful radiation x-rays, alpha-rays and gamma rays. When you visit a medical facility, you can see that the x-ray technician moves behind a lead wall. You may wonder why the patient is not provided with the shielding material. This is because the patient may be exposed to x-ray radiation once or twice a year but the technician is exposed to the radiations repeatedly, maybe for several years because it is his job occupation.

Industries that deal with radiation also need to protect equipment from radiation. The equipment is shielded with lead casing or lead walls to control the intensity of radiation. Radioactive materials are stored in lead containers and radioactive waste is disposed of in lead bins. Lead containers are also used to transport radioactive materials. The lead transportation containers are specially designed to avoid any breakage or leakage during transportation.

Medi-Ray is a leader in the manufacture of radiation shielding products. They have been developing lead radiation shielding components since 1970. If you need radiation shielding products for your industry, contact Medi-Ray at 877-898-3003.

Lead Lined Storage and Waste Containers

Lead lined storage and waste containers come in many different shapes and sizes, and are composed of many different outer materials, the most common, being steel.

These containers are used most commonly for the storage, and or disposal of materials that have been contaminated with low-level energy gamma radiation. This includes protection from contaminated syringes, as well as many other nuclides used within the field of Nuclear Medicine.

The lead lined container comes with many benefits to individuals, as well as their surrounding environments. For example, they reduce the risk of accident or unnecessary radiation exposure to workers or the general public, and they reduce costly storage and maintenance. In addition, these containers are equipped with disposable plastic liners to allow the rapid and efficient transfer of radioactive contents.

Here at Mediray, we emphasize the use of Lead lined storage and waste containers to minimize exposure to radiation, while maintaining a clean and safe environment.

Lead Bricks

Lead bricks and interlocking lead bricks are be used for adding extra shielding to existing rooms. The Lead bricks produced by Medi-RayTM feature non-porous surfaces, which are clean and smooth. Our bricks are also brightly painted creating a wall which is safe and pleasant to the eye.

Other uses for lead bricks include nuclear shielding, radioactive material shipping containers, ballast weight, and glove boxes. Medi-RayTM prides itself in meeting unique client specifications and requirements in the construction of lead bricks and interlocking lead bricks.

Interlocking lead bricks are used in applications where the highest protection level of shielding is needed from Gamma, Beta and X-ray radiation. Interlocking lead bricks can be easily assembled, modified, deconstructed and relocated in various situations where protective cells and wall systems are required. We can also design these using specific customer applications.

An advantage to interlocking lead bricks is their ability to prevent the leakage of radiation through spaces which are generally found in straight lead bricks. In addition, the interconnecting feature of interlocking lead bricks results in a sturdier and more stable wall system, ensuring that the wall created is firm and strong.

Medi-RayTM has lead bricks and interlocking lead bricks available in a wide range of dimensions and weights for every customer’s requirements and specifications. Along with lead brick and interlocking lead brick capabilities, Medi-RayTM has many other custom services available.