1. How Interchim® can help you to reduce your carbon footprint in your lab?

Our carbon footprint has increased significantly in recent years and it is contributing to a climate change that, if it is not controlled, will have a negative impact on our future.

We must, therefore, all act, at our levels, with our means to reduce this harmful carbon footprint by changing our ways of doing things, when possible, through actions in full respect with our environment.

Providing environmentally-friendly lab equipment has always been one of Interchim priorities.

We offer green alternatives to commonly used lab equipment to help institutions throughout the globe reduce their carbon footprint :

  • Reduce energy needs.
  • Eliminate toxic waste.
  • Recycle chemicals.
  • Release no dangerous gases into the atmosphere.

In order to make your laboratories more respectful places for yourself and our Planet.


2. How can Interchim® help you reduce your carbon footprint in your lab?

Interchim® offers several solutions:

a. Findensers


Findensers is an air condenser which can be used to replace water-cooled condensers in over 95% of common chemistry applications.

Comparatif de la consommation d'au avec un condenseur à eau et le findenser

In 2016, Findensers helped the University of California, San Diego win the Industrial Environmental Association’s Water Conservation Award for saving an estimated 5.7 million litres of water.

Water is one of our planet’s most precious resources and preventing its waste is key to running a sustainable lab. What’s more, treating, supplying and using water requires a large amount of energy and therefore has a carbon footprint.

b. Heat-On Blocks System

Blocs chauffants Heat-OnThe Heat-On System can be used as an alternative to oil baths when heating round bottom flasks.

This makes it safer but also means there is no oil waste to dispose of, so it is environmentally friendly.

A leading green university in Australia chose to use the Heat-On Block System to replace their oil baths and reduce the amount of harmful oil waste they produced.



c. StarFish Work Station

StarFishStarFish is a multi-purpose work station that can be used for heating and stirring up to five round bottom flasks at once. This means less energy is used compared to five individual hot plates.

What’s more, it increases productivity and saves space. You can use it instead of an oil bath too, so it won’t generate environmental waste.

Bradford University chose to use StarFish instead of individual water baths and heating mantles, so they could reduce energy, waste and costs. The university is an eco-versity, which means it has a programme in place dedicated to incorporating sustainability across everything it does.


d. GreenHouse Blowdown Evaporator

Evaporateur GreenHouse Blowdown EvaporatorThe GreenHouse Blowdown Evaporator is an environmentally-friendly way to carry out parallel evaporation because it traps solvents, so they are not released into the atmosphere.

It also enables solvent to be reused, which keeps waste down. You can perform parallel evaporation of samples in either 8 or 24 vials, tubes or microtiter plates, which saves time and energy.



e. Huber Temperature Control Units

Refroidisseurs HuberHuber is a pioneer in the development of environmentally friendly chillers and won the Environmental Prize for Companies 2016. Huber was an early adopter of CFC-free refrigeration machines and has advanced the distribution of natural refrigerants such as CO2, propane and isobutane.

Huber’s chillers are an environmentally-friendly cooling solution and are powerful enough to ensure highly stable cooling.

They are extremely quiet and energy efficient and conserve mains water because they don’t use a constant flow of tap water, which goes down the drain.


To make your laboratories more respectful places for yourself and our Planet Interchim® is there to provide you efficient solutions to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • To make your laboratories more respectful places for yourself and our Planet, Interchim® is there to provide you efficient solutions to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Let us no longer think that your actions, even the simplest ones, will make no difference. Let us act without further delay. Our Earth needs our help.
  • Interchim® continues to look for green solutions that will share them with you.
  • For more information contact us at +334 70 03 88 55 or by email : interfine@interchim.fr