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Ascent™ Opti Formax


Ascent™ Opti Formax

Formalin is widely used as a disinfectant, antiseptic and a fixative for histology. Due to its high volatility, formalin has a strong, irritating odor that causes discomfort to the user.

Laboratory applications involving this noxious chemical can now be accomplished safely and economically with Esco Ascent™ Opti Formax (SPF). This ductless fume hood can remove noxious odor and has a built-in formalin dispensing unit.

Each SPF ductless fume hood comes standard with:

  • 1 x Base Cabinet with castor wheels
  • 1 x Swan-neck Formalin Faucet
  • 1 x Foot Switch
  • 2 x Carboy (for Formalin)
  • 1 x SS Drain Pan
  • 1 x SS Worktop


Formalin Service fixture and foot switch

  • Provides easy and safe formalin dispensing

Double-hinged sash mechanism with arm ports

  • sash with 13° sloping to help minimize glares and reflections
  • allows easy access to work zone without risking exposure from chemical fumes
  • allows higher sash opening for effortless cabinet loading

Filtration System

  • Main Filter: Nanocarb™ Activated carbon, Type F
  • Efficient perimeter clamping ensures no leakage as well as allows easy filter change procedure.

Ergonomic Features

  • Sample Port - For manual determination of filter saturation through color tubes
  • Filter ID window - to easily determine the type of carbon filter installed in the unit

Isocide™ Antimicrobial Powder Coating

  • Eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria within 24 hours of exposure


Item CodeModel CodeDescription
220-240 VAC, 50 Hz
2040217SPF-3A1Ascent™ Opti Formax, 3ft/0.9m
2040221SPF-4A1Ascent™ Opti Formax, 4ft/1.2m
2040219SPF-3B1Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 3ft/0.9m
2040223SPF-4B1Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 4ft/1.2m
110-120 VAC, 60 Hz
2040218SPF-3A2Ascent™ Opti Formax, 3ft/0.9m
2040222SPF-4A2Ascent™ Opti Formax, 4ft/1.2m
2040220SPF-3B2Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 3ft/0.9m
2040224SPF-4B2Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 4ft/1.2m
220-240 VAC, 60 Hz
2040276SPF-3A3Ascent™ Opti Formax, 3ft/0.9m
2040278SPF-4A3Ascent™ Opti Formax, 4ft/1.2m
2040277SPF-3B3Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 3ft/0.9m
2040279SPF-4B3Ascent™ Opti Formax with Transparent Back Wall, 4ft/1.2m


Item CodeModel CodeDescription
Main Carbon Filter for SPF, 3 ft models
5080066CFF-6Code F Aldehyde Filter - 745mm x 460mm x 65mm
Main Carbon Filter for SPF, 4 ft models
5080065CFF-4Code F Aldehyde Filter - 440mm x 460mm x 65mm
5170334VOC-SRVOC Sensor for Ascent™ Max Ductless Fume Hood