Dolphin Laser Blocking CurtainsCertified Laser Blocking Curtains to EN 12254

Lasermet’s Dolphin Laser Blocking Curtains are CE marked and certified to EN 12254 – Screens for Laser Working Places. These curtains are intended to be used to stop stray laser radiation from escaping a laser-controlled area such as a laboratory, operating theatre, or other laser working area.

Laser Protection with Laser Safety Curtains

To ensure laser beams do not escape from the laser controlled area, certified laser blocking material should be installed. Ordinary curtains are rarely capable of stopping a laser beam and specially designed certified laser blocking material must be used.

Typical uses are over windows or as part or all of a laser enclosure. The curtain should be used to protect those outside the area from laser radiation. Those inside the laser-controlled area must wear suitable personal protective equipment (e.g. laser protective eyewear).

To provide the necessary protection level, Lasermet’s laser blocking curtains are ideal. They are made from the company’s specially developed laser blocking material and are supplied ready-made as ceiling or wall-mounted curtains. The material is black on both sides and will operate as a blackout screen as well as a laser-blocking screen.

Made to measure, the Dolphin Curtains are ideally suited to prevent inadvertent escapes of laser radiation within the limits specified below.

Wavelength Range (nm)

Protection Level

180 – 315 D AB8 + IR AB3 + M AB5Y
315 – 1050 D AB6 + IR AB7 + M AB7Y
1050 – 1400 D AB5 + IR AB7 + M AB7Y
1400 – 25000 DI AB3 + R AB3Y

Directives and Standards

  • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • EN 12254: 2012 Screens for Laser Working Places
  • Fire Safety EN 1598 Section 4.4