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Model Glovebox Attracts Interest in Whitehall

A demonstration/educational glovebox, commissioned by the National Nuclear Laboratory to enhance public understanding and recruitment and training of young people for emerging job vacancies in the nuclear industry, is proving a hit at science events and government departments in Whitehall.

‘We were very pleased with both the excellent service we received from Hosokawa and with the glovebox itself. We have already used it at a number of events, including the “Amazed by Science” festival in Cheshire, a demonstration of NNL’s work at the head offices of the Government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department in Whitehall, and our own annual Science and Technology Conference in Manchester. On each occasion it has proved an excellent way to discuss the work we do and to engage people of all ages in conversation and practical experiments,’ says Adrian Bull, NNL’s Director of External Relations

The acrylic glovebox replicates a full size working glovebox and students using it can see for themselves the specialist skills required to complete tasks with the challenges of working in a protective environment with limited access and when using protective gloves.

Adam Harper, Hosokawa Micron says, ‘We hope people will ‘have a go’ at different interactive tests and challenges to share an insight into the practical processing tasks typically carried out within a protective, contamination controlled environment and will see their future in the diversity of engineering opportunities open to them.’

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