PPCO Bottles

Nalgene polypropylene bottles are something special. Our bottles are made from a polypropylene copolymer material which improves low temperature performance. From -40°C to the autoclave, these bottles are suitable for a wide range of laboratory applications. Polypropylene copolymer bottles provide very good chemical compatibility with a wide variety of lab reagents including most acids, bases, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, and aliphatic hydrocarbons. 

For chemical compatibility ratings by specific chemical and application temperature, consult the   Nalgene Chemical Resistance Guide, or request a copy of the printed wall chart. Polypropylene copolymer bottles are made only from high quality laboratory grade resin materials that comply with a number of regulatory specifications including: USP Class VI, EP monographs, EU food-contact directives, CONEG, RoHS, CA Prop 65, SARA Title III Sec. 313, and 21 CFR pt 177.1520 for food contact. For regulatory claims  and certifications applicable to specific Nalgene bottles, please contact   Nalgene Regulatory Support.  Guaranteed leakproof* where noted.

For help selecting the Nalgene bottle that's perfect for your lab applications, use our online selection guide or for personal assistance, contact the   Nalgene Technical Support team.


Narrow-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle

(2006-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round Bottle

(2203-series)
Narrow-Mouth Large Round
Amber Bottle

(2204-series)
Traditional reusable
lab bottle
for long-term use and
critical applications
Lower cost,
lighter weight,
thinner wall for
light-duty applications
Larger size,
rugged lab
quality construction
Amber color protects
light-sensitive
solutions, larger size,
rugged lab
quality construction
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
Amber PPCO bottle
amber or white closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
4mL–1L 30mL–1L 2L–8L 2L–8L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled    

 

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle
(2006-series)
Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle
(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round Bottle
(2203-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round
Amber Bottle
(2204-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E
Esters G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20 oC. 
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."
Wide-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle

(2105-series)
Wide-Mouth Round
Economy Bottle

(2187-series)
Large-Wide Mouth
Round  Bottle

(2121-series)
Traditional reusable lab bottle
for long-term use and
critical applications
Lower cost, lighter weight,
thinner wall for
light-duty applications
Larger size, rugged lab
quality construction
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white pp closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 2L–4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk,
unassembled
Also available in bulk,
unassembled
 

Chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle
(2105-series)
Wide-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle
(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Round Bottle
(2121-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E
Aldehydes G G G
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."
Narrow-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2016-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Square Bottle

(2122-series)
Space-saving square shape,
narrow mouth, graduated
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth, large capacity, 
molded hand grip
PPCO bottle/
PP Closure
PPCO bottle/
PP Closure
PPCO bottle/
white PP closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
30mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L
L* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
Molded graduations No graduations No graduations
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40°C to 121°C
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square 
Lab Quality Bottle

(2016-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2122-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E
Aldehydes G G G
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC. 
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."
Narrow-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle

(2006-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round Bottle

(2203-series)
Narrow-Mouth Large Round
Amber Bottle

(2204-series)
Traditional reusable
lab bottle
for long-term use and
critical applications
Lower cost,
lighter weight,
thinner wall for
light-duty applications
Larger size,
rugged lab
quality construction
Amber color protects
light-sensitive
solutions, larger size,
rugged lab
quality construction
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
Amber PPCO bottle
amber or white closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
4mL–1L 30mL–1L 2L–8L 2L–8L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available in bulk, unassembled    

 

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle
(2006-series)
Narrow-Mouth Round Economy Bottle
(2087-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round Bottle
(2203-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Large Round
Amber Bottle
(2204-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E
Esters G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20 oC. 
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."
Wide-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle

(2105-series)
Wide-Mouth Round
Economy Bottle

(2187-series)
Large-Wide Mouth
Round  Bottle

(2121-series)
Traditional reusable lab bottle
for long-term use and
critical applications
Lower cost, lighter weight,
thinner wall for
light-duty applications
Larger size, rugged lab
quality construction
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white pp closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 2L–4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk,
unassembled
Also available in bulk,
unassembled
 

Chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Round
Lab Quality Bottle
(2105-series)
Wide-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle
(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Round Bottle
(2121-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E
Aldehydes G G G
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."
Narrow-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2016-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Square Bottle

(2122-series)
Space-saving square shape,
narrow mouth, graduated
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth, large capacity, 
molded hand grip
PPCO bottle/
PP Closure
PPCO bottle/
PP Closure
PPCO bottle/
white PP closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
30mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L
L* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
Molded graduations No graduations No graduations
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-40°C to 121°C
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square 
Lab Quality Bottle

(2016-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
Lab Quality Bottle

(2187-series)
Large Wide-Mouth
Square Bottle
(2122-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E
Aldehydes G G G
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact Nalgene Technical Support.

 E  No damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC. 
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC.
 N  Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur.
*The term “leakproof” applies to Thermo Scientific Nalgene products that meet the following criteria: a) Bottle/flask/funnel closure systems with closures smaller than 100mm, after they are filled with water, inverted, withstand air pressure of 2psig for 2 minutes, and no water escapes;. b) Bottle/funnel/flask closure systems of larger than 100mm after they are filled with water, inverted for 15 minutes, and no water escapes. Note: these tests, using other liquids, may not yield the same results. To ensure safe usage, customers are advised to test Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see "Oxidizing acids, strong."

Technical support

For assistance choosing products appropriate for your application, please speak with a Nalgene Technical Support Representative team by phone at +1.585.586.8800 or (1.800.625.4327 US toll free), or email your request to
   technicalsupport@thermofisher.com.

In Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom please contact technical support by phone at +800 1234 9696 (toll free) or +49.6184.90.6321, or email your request to   techsupport.labproducts.eu@thermofisher.com.

Regulatory Support: For regulatory documentation of product or material claims, please contact Nalgene Regulatory Support at   RocRegSupport@thermofisher.com

Resources

Additional resources
  • Break the Glass Habit Brochure
  • Bottle and Carboy Selection Guide
  • Plastic Properties Reference Magnet
  • Plastic Labware Chemical Resistance Wall Poster

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