Contamination is a concern in any work environment, especially in laboratories and cleanrooms. Two often-overlooked sources of possible contamination are glass containers and light bulbs. In addition to the possibility of glass breaking, there is also the potential for hazardous products contained within the glass to escape. Using plastic-coated glass containers and light bulbs can eliminate these potential hazards.
If a plastic-coated container is dropped or broken, virtually all glass and contents are safely contained within the plastic coating. In addition to protecting the environment, products and people, the contents could also be salvaged and saved by mere filtration.