The “C” Word


It’s time to talk about the “C” word. In the Life Sciences industry, we can all sometimes become numb to the words, conditions or substances that we use on a daily bases. We can forget the power harnessed by these componants and that the consequences that fall back on us.

Chemical substances can be chemical elementschemical compoundsions or alloys. They are the backbone of the Life Sciences Industry and if not handled and stored properly can also have devastating effects.

Just this year, April 2017,  the Cancer Research UK laboratory in Manchester was destroyed through fire, with years of research and millions of pounds of life-saving equipment feared to have been destroyed in the blaze. Fire in Manchester

Proper storage of Chemical Substance should not be a choice, it should be a must.

Storage with No Fire Resistance, the chances of survival, not just damage to the surrounding building are massively reduced.

Storage with 30 Minutes Fire Resistance, the chances of survival and damage to the surrounding building have increased – Provided that all personnel and emergency services can evacuate the building and extinguish the fire in that time frame.

Storage with 90 Minutes Fire Resistance, the chances of survival and damage to the surrounding building have substantially increased – This time frame gives individuals and emergency services the adequate time to evacuate and extinguish the fire, knowing that the CHEMICALS harnessed in the building have no chance of contact the fire.



TBI Scientific and asecos storage cabinet range are the only providers in the market to offer 90 minutes Fire Resistance and a 10 year warranty, whilst still providing functionality and style.

Contact us today and avail of FREE

  • Safety inspections of Laboratories
  • Safety presentations to personell
  • Quotations
  • Information on Product Range






Welcoming Melanie to our Team

Here at TBI Scientific we are delighted to welcome and introduce to you the newest member of our team, Melanie Donelon.

Melanie will be the new Sales and Marketing Executive for TBI Scientific.

She believes that there are three core components to selling; Product, Team and Customer Service!

Originally from Dublin but now based in Cork, Melanie has worked extensively in Sales and Marketing over the years. From Whiskey to IT, her emphasis has always been about great products and even better customer service! With her entering into Life-sciences, we know that she will make strides in the sector and bring all of her enthusiasm and customer focused knowledge to the forefront of her business etiquette.

Melanie is a person who will go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction and is looking forward to building meaningful and productive relationships with all of our existing and future clients.

“Without a Fantastic Product you won’t sell, without a Team Spirit you will never reach your full potential and without focused Customer Service your business will fail. I am very proud and excited to begin my journey with TBI Scientific. They uphold and incorporate all that I believe in. Their products are the best in the industry, the team is simply amazing and their customers wants and needs are at the core of everything that they do. ”

Melanie Donelon

Sales and Marketing Executive

M: 0864671608

T: Cork: 021 602 0790                            Cork Office:     Westlink Business Park, Doughcloyne, Industrial Estate,
E:                                             Wilton, Cork                          Dublin Office: Unit 10/11 Orion Business Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.


Create Your Cabinet

Here at TBI Scientific in association with asecos we love to make things easy and fun for our customers. We understand that individual needs differ and that our products should cater perfectly to those differences.

Our customers need to know that they are buying the Best value, Best reliability and Best pre and post sale Customer Service.

Along with having a bespoke satisfaction policy, we also have a “Build Your Cabinet” facility on our website. Through this easy to use online infrastructure, you are able to design and pick the cabinet that you want, exact for your needs.

Our Easy To Use tick system allows users to choose

  • LINE

Your perfect asecos Cabinet will then be displayed. 

Click the following link BUILD YOUR CABINET and then contact us at TBI Scientific for the beginning of our Bespoke Satisfaction Policy, including free Safety Seminars, Site Visits, 10 Year Warranty, EN Legislative Certification along with Anytime Customer Contact.


The be all and ENd all

The Importance of EN

EN 14470-1 is The European Standard policy applied to facilities storing flammable and hazardous liquids. It was implemented in April 2004 and is a national standard in many European countries.

The legal requirement addresses the duty to correctly and safely store all flammable liquids in cabinets with a capacity to resist fire conditions on the outside, safeguarding the content inside. A minimum of 30 minutes fire protection must accommodate cabinets that store flammable liquids.

It should be adhered to by all institutions that manufacture, store, process or use dangerous substances which may result in explosive atmospheres.

The European Standard does not distinguish between different flammable liquids. The onus is on the user to understand the dangers of individual substances which hold considerably different properties and conclusions.

Non-compliance of this standard may result in;

  • Death
  • Financial Loss
  • Legal Implications
  • Productivity Loss
  • Damaged Reputation

Can you or your organisation take this risk?

At TBI Scientific in association with asecos we go beyond minimum! Our German manufactured cabinets are the first in the world to hold a 90-minute fire resistance standard. Independently tested and certified allows our products to meet and surpass European Standard requirements. We also supply a 10-year manufacturer warranty, guaranteeing personal and professional safety at all times.


Contact us today for a free safety inspection with our qualified staff of your premises and we will be more than happy to give our recommendations concerning the safe and approved storage of hazardous materials.

We believe standards should always be maximum.

The below video highlights the time difference between models of no protection, 30 minutes protection and the asecos 90 minute protection.




Unit 10/11 Orion Business Campus , Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15