Wide Mouth Square Bottles

Nalgene square bottles come in a variety of formats and materials to accommodate a wide range of application needs. Their square shape saves shelf and counter space compared with round bottles of the same volume. The wide-mouth designs are easier to fill and are recommended for solid, semi-solid and viscous liquid materials. Those with mouth openings less than 100mm are guaranteed leakproof*. Narrow-mouth bottles provide better control when pouring and all come with the liquid leakproof* guarantee.

Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles are made only from the highest quality plastic materials that meet pharmaceutical, laboratory and food grade standards; our plastic resins are selected to minimize additives and reduce potential leachables. 

Nalgene bottles are manufactured in our ISO 13485:2003 registered manufacturing facilities. Most of our plastic resin materials are DMF registered and meet 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. Nalgene containers are made from a wide variety of plastic types to meet the needs of virtually any laboratory application.

For help selecting the Nalgene bottle that's perfect for your lab applications, use our online selection guide. For personal assistance, contact the   Nalgene technical support team. For specific material claims, please contact   Nalgene Regulatory Support.

Narrow-Mouth Square PPCO Bottle
(2016-series
)
Narrow-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2018-series) Narrow-Mouth Square
PC Bottle
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square PETG Bottle
(2019-series)
Good chemical resistance, graduated, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, graduated Window clear, superior impact resistance, graduated, autoclavable Window clear,
graduated, sterile
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP closure
PETG bottle
HDPE Closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Window clear Window clear
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Temp range
-40oC to 70oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1 Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1580 for food use Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1315 for food use2
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  contains BPA  BPA-Free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General Chemical Compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottle (2016-series) Narrow-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2018-series) Narrow-Mouth Square Bottle (2015-series) Narrow-Mouth Square Bottle (2019-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E G
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G N N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E G G
Aldehydes G G F G
Bases/alkali E E N N
Esters G G N F
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 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.

Footnote:
1. HDPE and LDPE are acceptable for: Nonacid, aqueous products; may contain salt, sugar or both (pH above 5.0). Dairy products and modifications; oil-in-water emulsions, high or low fat. Moist bakery products with surface containing no free fat or oil. Dry solids with the surfaces containing no free fat or oil (no end-test required) and under all conditions as described in Table 2 of FDA Regulation 177.1520 except condition A - high temperature sterilization (e.g. over 100° C / 212° F)
2. PETG is acceptable for alcoholic foods containing not more than 15% by volume alcohol; fill and storage temperature not to exceed 49oC(120oF). Nonalcoholic foods of hot fill not to exceed 82oC(180F) and 49oC(120F) in storage.  Not suitable for carbonated beverages or beer or packaging food requiring thermal processing.

*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 Square High Density HDPE Bottles (2114-series) Wide-Mouth Square
PPCO Bottle
(2110-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottle
(2123-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square PPCO Bottle
(2122-series)
Space-saving square shape, wide mouth Space-saving square shape, wide mouth, autoclavable Large capacity, molded hand grip Large capacity, molded hand grip, autoclavable
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP closure
HDPE bottle
white PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white PP Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
60mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L 4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof Not liquid leakproof
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1580
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2114-series) Wide-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottle (2110-series) Large Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottle (2123-series) Large Wide-Mouth Square Bottle (2122-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 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  No recommended. Immediate damage may occur

Footnote:
1. HDPE and LDPE are acceptable for: Nonacid, aqueous products; may contain salt, sugar or both (pH above 5.0). Dairy products and modifications; oil-in-water emulsions, high or low fat. Moist bakery products with surface containing no free fat or oil. Dry solids with the surfaces containing no free fat or oil (no end-test required) and under all conditions as described in Table 2 of FDA Regulation 177.1520 except condition A - high temperature sterilization (e.g. over 100° C / 212° F)

*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 PPCO Dilution Bottle Wide-Mouth PSF Dilution Bottle  Narrow-Mouth PSF Dilution Bottle 
Better chemical resistance,
less accurate
Better accuracy and clarity,
higher temp range
Better accuracy and clarity,
higher temp range
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PSF bottle
PP Closure
PSF bottle
PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Transparent,
yellow tint
Transparent,
yellow tint
Brim capacity 220mL Brim capacity 220mL Brim capacity 210mL
Capacity to neck
205mL
Capacity to neck
205mL
Capacity to neck
200mL
Cap size 38mm Cap size 38mm Cap size 28mm
Wide mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Graduations at 90mL and 99mL Graduations at 90mL and 99mL Graduations at 90mL and 99mL
Accuracy ±4mL Accuracy ±1mL Accuracy ±1mL
For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 165oC
Temp range
-100oC to 165oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1655
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1655
for food use
BPA-Free  contains BPA contains BPA
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth PPCO
Dilution Bottle
Wide-Mouth PSF
Dilution Bottle 
Narrow-Mouth PSF
Dilution Bottle
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E G G
Aldehydes G F F
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G N N
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F G G

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 20o
 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 PPCO Bottle
(2016-series
)
Narrow-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2018-series) Narrow-Mouth Square
PC Bottle
(2015-series)
Narrow-Mouth Square PETG Bottle
(2019-series)
Good chemical resistance, graduated, autoclavable Good chemical resistance, graduated Window clear, superior impact resistance, graduated, autoclavable Window clear,
graduated, sterile
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PC bottle
PP closure
PETG bottle
HDPE Closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Window clear Window clear
30mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–2L 30mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations Molded graduations
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-135oC to 135oC
Temp range
-40oC to 70oC
Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1 Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1580 for food use Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1315 for food use2
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  contains BPA  BPA-Free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General Chemical Compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottle (2016-series) Narrow-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2018-series) Narrow-Mouth Square Bottle (2015-series) Narrow-Mouth Square Bottle (2019-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E G
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G N N
Alcohols, aliphatic E E G G
Aldehydes G G F G
Bases/alkali E E N N
Esters G G N F
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 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.

Footnote:
1. HDPE and LDPE are acceptable for: Nonacid, aqueous products; may contain salt, sugar or both (pH above 5.0). Dairy products and modifications; oil-in-water emulsions, high or low fat. Moist bakery products with surface containing no free fat or oil. Dry solids with the surfaces containing no free fat or oil (no end-test required) and under all conditions as described in Table 2 of FDA Regulation 177.1520 except condition A - high temperature sterilization (e.g. over 100° C / 212° F)
2. PETG is acceptable for alcoholic foods containing not more than 15% by volume alcohol; fill and storage temperature not to exceed 49oC(120oF). Nonalcoholic foods of hot fill not to exceed 82oC(180F) and 49oC(120F) in storage.  Not suitable for carbonated beverages or beer or packaging food requiring thermal processing.

*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 Square High Density HDPE Bottles (2114-series) Wide-Mouth Square
PPCO Bottle
(2110-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottle
(2123-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square PPCO Bottle
(2122-series)
Space-saving square shape, wide mouth Space-saving square shape, wide mouth, autoclavable Large capacity, molded hand grip Large capacity, molded hand grip, autoclavable
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
PPCO bottle
PP closure
HDPE bottle
white PP Closure
PPCO bottle
white PP Closure
Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent Milky white translucent
60mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L 4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof Not liquid leakproof
No graduations No graduations No graduations No graduations
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Not autoclavable Autoclavable Not autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1580
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottles (2114-series) Wide-Mouth Square Lab Quality Bottle (2110-series) Large Wide-Mouth Square HDPE Bottle (2123-series) Large Wide-Mouth Square Bottle (2122-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 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  No recommended. Immediate damage may occur

Footnote:
1. HDPE and LDPE are acceptable for: Nonacid, aqueous products; may contain salt, sugar or both (pH above 5.0). Dairy products and modifications; oil-in-water emulsions, high or low fat. Moist bakery products with surface containing no free fat or oil. Dry solids with the surfaces containing no free fat or oil (no end-test required) and under all conditions as described in Table 2 of FDA Regulation 177.1520 except condition A - high temperature sterilization (e.g. over 100° C / 212° F)

*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 PPCO Dilution Bottle Wide-Mouth PSF Dilution Bottle  Narrow-Mouth PSF Dilution Bottle 
Better chemical resistance,
less accurate
Better accuracy and clarity,
higher temp range
Better accuracy and clarity,
higher temp range
PPCO bottle
PP Closure
PSF bottle
PP Closure
PSF bottle
PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Transparent,
yellow tint
Transparent,
yellow tint
Brim capacity 220mL Brim capacity 220mL Brim capacity 210mL
Capacity to neck
205mL
Capacity to neck
205mL
Capacity to neck
200mL
Cap size 38mm Cap size 38mm Cap size 28mm
Wide mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Graduations at 90mL and 99mL Graduations at 90mL and 99mL Graduations at 90mL and 99mL
Accuracy ±4mL Accuracy ±1mL Accuracy ±1mL
For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions For 1/10 and 1/100 dilutions
Temp range
-40oC to 121oC
Temp range
-100oC to 165oC
Temp range
-100oC to 165oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1655
for food use
Complies with
Part 21 CFR 177.1655
for food use
BPA-Free  contains BPA contains BPA
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth PPCO
Dilution Bottle
Wide-Mouth PSF
Dilution Bottle 
Narrow-Mouth PSF
Dilution Bottle
Acids, dilute or weak E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E G G
Aldehydes G F F
Bases/alkali E E E
Esters G N N
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F G G

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 20o
 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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