Introducing Ecoline – An environmentally friendly fume cupboard which pays the highest regard to operator protection, through intelligent, ergonomic design and construction.

A new generation high performance, high efficiency, low energy Fume Cupboard.

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Research, development and testing has proven that the highest containment standards for operator protection and the most efficient containment factors can be achieved by significant reductions in the amount of heated and conditioned air consumed, when compared to traditional fume cupboard designs.


Where there are very particular applications and clients have a very specific requirement, S+B engineers are well versed in developing solutions for particular client needs. The Ecoline range is such that 90% of all general fume cupboard applications can be facilitated from one of our pre-engineered, tried and tested standard modules.

Design Support

Even the best designed fume cupboards cannot operate fully effectively or replicate test room results in on site conditions unless those conditions are properly designed to facilitate fume cupboards. Poorly designed laboratories and air handling systems, excessive cross drafts and lack of correct operational procedures can detrimentally affect the ability of any fume cupboard to operate effectively.

S+B can work with the client project team to ensure an operationally effective and attractive laboratory environment.

Independent Type Testing and Certification to BSEN14175 (also tested and compliant with ANSI ASHRAE 110) proves that the Ecoline Fume Cupboard achieves excellent containment of fumes at a face velocity of 0.3m/ sec, which in turn provides the best possible operational efficiency measured through Containment Factor calculation. (tested and certified down to 0.2m/sec). This means that energy savings of up to 40% can be achieved compared to traditional norms without compromise to the primary function of operator protection.

We have been manufacturing and installing fume cupboards and laboratory furniture for over 40 years. Our Manchester offices, showrooms and production plant are always open to visitors. Demonstrations can be arranged and third party reference and site visits can be organised.

Note – where a client has a preference for a higher face velocity, this can be accommodated without detriment to primary function.

Note – A fume cupboard is not a total containment cabinet and should never be used for any application which requires guaranteed 100% containment at all times.