FEP and PFA bottles

Nalgene fluoropolymer lab bottles are the ultimate plastic bottle for lab applications. They exhibit outstanding resistance to virtually all chemicals, retain their flexible, shatterproof properties down to liquid nitrogen temperatures, and are usable to temperatures over 200°C. They can be rigorously cleaned in boiling nitric acid and are guaranteed leakproof. FEP and PFA bottles feature inert, lubricious surfaces, which protect solution integrity and allow you to recover every drop of your most precious solutions. Ideal for trace metals analysis and applications involving organic solvents.

PFA and FEP bottles are made only from high quality laboratory grade resin materials that comply with a number of regulatory specifications. For regulatory claims and certifications applicable to specific Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottles, please contact   Nalgene Regulatory Support.

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..


Narrow Mouth Round
FEP Bottle

(1600-series)
Wide Mouth Round 
FEP Bottle

(2100-series)
Large Wide Mouth Round 
FEP Bottle

(2101-series)
Narrow Mouth Round
PFA Bottle

(1630-series)
FEP bottle
ETFE closure
FEP bottle
ETFE closure
FEP bottle
PFA-lined PP closure
PFA bottle
PFA closure
Hazy white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
Hazy white
translucent
30mL–2L 125ml–1L 2.2L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Temp range
-270oC to 150oC
temp range
-270oC to 150oC
temp range
-270oC to 150oC
temp range
-270oC to 250oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
FEP complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1550
for food use
FEP complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1550
for food use
FEP complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1550
for food use
No food
use compliance
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow Mouth Round
FEP Bottle

(1600-series)
Wide Mouth Round  
FEP Bottle

(2100-series)
Large Wide Mouth Round  
FEP Bottle

(2101-series)
Narrow Mouth Round 
PFA Bottle

(1630-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated E E E E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E
Aldehydes E E E E
Bases/alkali E E E E
Esters E E E E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic E E E E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  E E E E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  E E E E
Ketones, aromatic E E E E
Oxidizing agents, strong E E E E

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."


Technical support

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
   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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