Shipping Pigs

Vulcan GMS can produce traditional lead pigs and lead pigs encased in plastic for radioisotope shipping. We also offer paint and powder coatings so we that we can create the best possible appearance of your product.

Plastic inserts and outer sleeves to protect the lead are also available to provide a better and more durable product. We can use a similar process to secure the lid to the base.

In addition to traditional lead shipping pigs, Vulcan offers other options using tungsten, molybdenum, tin, bismuth, stainless and high-density plastics. Vulcan can also custom design shipping pigs with hybrid options where we combine materials like tungsten, lead, plastics, and stainless steel to optimize the shielding by getting the most dense material close to the source while designing with cost in mind and functional use at the top of the list.

Vulcan uses multiple methods for manufacturing transport pigs including casting, die castingpouring, press forming, impact extrusion, machiningextrusion and more.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs for any current isotope shipping containers or any new shipping systems or shipping pigs.

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