Acrylic Desiccators

Clear and Light Sensitive Units. Our Desiccators are designed to protect, store, or assist in transporting critical materials and prevent their contamination. They are dust and moisture free cabinets that safeguard valuable research specimens or sensitive electronic components. You may easily observe the status of your components without opening the door.

Under a slight positive N2 charge they prevent moisture from penetrating the molecular structure of stored components. Amber colored units “CGA” are very effective for protection from harmful U.V. rays for light sensitive components. Amber colored units “CGA” are very effective for protection from harmful U.V. rays for light sensitive components.

NOTE: #861-CG and #861-CGA doors open from the side. All other models open from the top and bottom.

Standard Features of the Desiccators:

  • Units are all stackable with non-slip “grip tight” feet.
  • Standardized construction means interchangeable
  •  shelves.
  • All shelves have perforated slots (holes) for optimum
  •  gas circulation.
  • All Desiccators with two or more cubicles have a built in divider for added strength.
  • Units are constructed of optically clear “jeweled” acrylic.
  • Slip-a-part hinges are standard.
  • Sealing clamps are springloaded for uniform locking tension.
  • Built in hygrometer (Rh) gauge.
  • All units have “door guards” to prevent warping and possible loss of internal atmosphere.
  • Closed cell gasketing does not take a set.
  • All shelves spaced at 2” (50.8 mm).
  • Special “gasket guard system” prevents gaskets from taking a set and causing a leak.
  • Each cubicle includes two (2) Nylon gas serrated nipples 1/8” & 1/4”  (90 degree elbows with hose barbs).

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860-CGA/NS, 860.5-CG/NS, 861-CG/NS, 863-CG/NS
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Clear Acrylic Desiccators


12" x 12" x 6", Two (2) shelves, One (1) cubicle


12" x 12" x 12" Two (2) shelves


12" x 12" x 24", Four (4) shelves, Two (2) cubicles


18" x 18" x 18", Four (4) shelves, Two (2) cubicles


24" x 18" x 24" Four (4) shelves Two (2) cubicles

Amber Acrylic Desiccators for light sensitive materials


12" x 12" x 6", Two (2) shelves


12" x 12" x 12", Two (2) shelves


12" x 12" x 24", Four (4) shelves, Two (2) cubicles


18" x 18" x 18", Four (4) shelves, Two (2) cubicles


24" x 18" x 24", Four (4) shelves, Two (2) cubicles

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Amber acrylic desiccator for light sensitive objects.

Multiple Cubicle Desiccators

These multiple cubicle desiccator storage cabinets are much safer than individually stacked units. All of these storage units are mounted on stainless steel support carts (trolleys) with casters and remain stable during transportation. Transparent amber colored units provide U.V. protection for light sensitive materials. Three (3) standard sizes are available and custom fabrication is welcomed.

Benefits of the storage cabinets:

  • Complete visibility of stored contents.
  • Unitized construction eliminates “tip overs”.
  • Safe air tight storage of critical components.
  • U.V. degradation is eliminated using amber units.
  • Easy to transport from lab to lab.
  • Ideal for Clean Room applications.
  • Moisture sensitivity problems are eliminated.

NOTE: Interior dimensions of all cubicles are 23.5” x 23.5” x 11.75” h (596 mm x 596 mm x 298 mm h). All door openings are 22.50” x 9.25” h (570 mm x 235 mm h).

What’s included with desiccator storage cabinet:

  • Standard 24 month warranty.
  • Clear or amber models.
  • Unitized construction for greater durability and strength.
  • Two (2) shelves with slots included per cubicle
  • Two (2) Nylon gas nipples included per cubicle.
  • Stainless steel support frames (trolleys) with casters, brakes and locks.
  • Interior volume of each individual cubicle is 3.8 Cu. Ft (107 L).
  • Closed cellular (one piece) gasket.
  • All doors have “anti-warp” framework and heavy duty “swell” latches.
  • Exterior rear plenum with flow meter.

860-3/CG Table Top
Three (3) cubicle desiccator
18" x 18" x 27" high
Six (6) shelves
Table Top Desiccator


Three (3) Cubicle Desiccator
18" x 18" x 42"
Six (6) shelves
Stainless steel cart

Four (4) cubicle desiccator
24" x 24" x 60" high
Eight (8) shelves
Stainless steel cart




Six (6) cubicle desiccator
48" x 24" x 50"
Twelve (12) shelves
Stainless Steel Cart

Eight (8) cubicle desiccator
48" x 24" x 62"
Sixteen (16) shelves
Stainless Steel Cart


860-10/CGA, Amber Acrylic
Ten (10) cubicle desiccator
48" x 24" x 66"
Twenty (20) shelves
Stainless Steel Cart

Stainless Steel Desiccators


Stainless steel desiccator: 12" x 12" x 12" Includes two (2) stainless steel shelves.


Stainless steel desiccator: 20" x 18" x 30" Includes two (2) stainless steel shelves.



We are pleased to offer various sizes of heavy duty stainless steel desiccator cabinets. These units are constructed of highly polished #304 stainless steel and feature unitized construction. We have over fifty (50) years experience building thermoplastic desiccators. This knowledge is now put to use in our stainless steel units.

They are ideal when gathering samples in the field, or just moving materials safely from lab to lab. They are unbreakable.  We welcome custom sizes and you may choose either safety glass or static dissipative plastic viewing panels on the doors. Sensitive Flow Meters and other accessories such as grounding features are available.

Stainless Steel units include:

  • Standard 24 month warranty.
  • Constructed of 16 Gauge, 304 stainless steel.
  • Full length stainless steel hinge.
  • Adjustable stainless steel sealing clamps.
  • Safety glass front viewing panel.
  • Adjustable shelf positions.
  • Two (2) stainless steel shelves included.
  • Two (2) ground key cock gas valves.
  • Non skid foot pads.
  • Closed cellular silicone gasketing.
  • Optional formed white plastic desiccant tray.
  • Flow meter (0-10 LPM) included.
  • Pressure relief valve (Catalog #800-PRV) included.

Benefits of the stainless Steel desiccators:

  • Units are easily grounded if necessary.
  • Stainless Steel construction eliminates breakage.
  • Increased service life (durability).
  • Higher levels of vacuum/pressure are attainable.
  • Increased chemical resistance.
  • “Outgassing” is eliminated.

Black Acrylic Desiccators


All PLAS-LABS' desiccators can be manfucatured from black acrlyic.  Black acrylic desiccators feature the same high quality design and benefits of our clear acrlyic and amber acrylic desicctors. 



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