Safely contain corrosive chemicals and other lab solutions in leakproof*, shatterproof Nalgene jugs. Weighing one third the weight of glass, these jugs offer ergonomic benefits in addition to chemical handling safety.
Nalgene jugs are made only from high quality laboratory, pharmaceutical and food 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 Part 177 for food contact. For regulatory claims and certifications applicable to specific Nalgene carboys, please contact Nalgene Regulatory Support.
|Nalgene LDPE Jug
|Nalgene PPCO Jug
|Nalgene Safety Dispensing Jug
|Containing, storing and transporting lab solutions where precision pouring is needed||Containing, storing and transporting lab solutions where precision pouring is needed and autoclaving is required||Large-volume liquid storage where controlled pouring is needed|
|LDPE jug with PP closure (8L with white closure)||PPCO jug with PP closure (8L with white closure)||LDPE with white PP closure|
|Milky white translucent||Milky white translucent||Milky white translucent|
|4L (1 ga), 8L (2 ga)||4L (1 ga), 8L (2 ga)||10L (2.5ga), 20L (5.5ga)|
|Temp range -100°C to 80°C||Temp range -40°C to 121°C||Temp range -100°C to 80°C|
|Not autoclavable||Autoclavable||Not autoclavable|
|Canted closure for pouring||Canted closure for pouring||Permanently attached pour spout|
|No graduations||No graduations||No graduations|
|Molded-in handle for carrying and pouring||Molded-in handle for carrying and pouring||Molded-in shoulder handle and bottom hand grip for pouring|
|Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1||Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1||Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1|
General chemical compatibility
|Nalgene LDPE Jug
|Nalgene PPCO Jug
|Acids, dilute or weak||E||E||E|
|Acids^ strong, concentrated||G||G||G|
|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.|
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."
For assistance choosing products appropriate for your application, please speak with a Nalgene Technical Support Representative by phone at +1.585.586.8800 or (1.800.625.4327 US toll free), or email your request to
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
Regulatory Support: For regulatory documentation of product or material claims, please contact Nalgene Regulatory Support at RocRegSupport@thermofisher.com
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