Nalgene Wash Bottles

Nalgene plastic wash bottles feature sturdy construction and are always straight-shooters, guaranteed. Available in more styles and more resins for more applications than other wash bottles on the market. Whether you're disinfecting a countertop with a bleach solution, rinsing microscope slides or reusable labware, cleaning electrodes, bringing reagents to volume, working with especially harsh chemicals, or performing other applications, there's a Thermo Scientific Nalgene wash bottle that will make the job easier and safer. 


Which wash bottles are best for your application?

Nalgene Top-dispensing Wash Bottles feature a tight-fitting draw tube and closure. Closure and stem are molded in one piece to provide uniform leakproof* service. Precision molded tip for straight, steady stream. Tip can be cut back to increase flow.

Nalgene LDPE Economy Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Wide Mouth Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Color-coded Wash Bottles Nalgene Autoclavable Wash Bottles Nalgene Fluorinated Solvent Wash Bottle Nalgene FEP Solvent Wash Bottles
Simple and functional, quality wash bottle, budget price Wide mouth design for easier filling  Color-coded closure and stem for easy content identification Useful for dispensing sterile water or reagents to reduce risk of contamination Fluorinated for enhanced chemical compatibility with solvents, wide mouth design for easy filling Superior chemical resistance, holds up to long term exposure
Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, detergents, surfactants Use with aliphatic & aromatic hydrocarbons, ethers, esters, ketones, alcohols Use with nearly any lab chemical
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle LDPE bottle PPCO bottle Fluorinated HDPE FEP bottle
PP closure and stem PP closure and stem PP closure and stem PP closure and stem fluorinated PPCO closure and stem ETFE closure and stem
PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PP draw tube ETFE draw tube
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth
Natural closure Natural closure Yellow, blue, green or red closure  Blue closure Red closure Natural closure
Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle, contact clear Opaque bottle Hazy bottle, better clarity than LDPE or PPCO  
125mL–1L 500mL–1L 500mL 500mL–1L 500mL 125mL–1L
4–32oz 16–32oz 16oz 16–32oz 16oz 4–32oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable 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 use1
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 177.1615,
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1550,
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene LDPE Economy Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Wide Mouth Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Color-coded Wash Bottles Nalgene Autoclavable Wash Bottles Nalgene Fluorinated Solvent Wash Bottle Nalgene FEP Solvent Wash Bottles
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G E
Bases/alkali E E E E F E
Esters G G G G G E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic F F F G E E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic N N N N E E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated N N N N G E
Ketones, aromatic N N N N G E
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F F 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.

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)

^ Except oxidizing acids; for oxidizing acids, see “Oxidizing agents, strong”


The Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system

The Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system will help your lab comply with chemical safely labeling requirements. Made from our plastic paper material, these labels are rip and tear proof, and resistant to deterioration from chemical exposure. The system incorporates GHS-compliant symbology. 

Dispense contents easily down to the last drop by using Nalgene Unitary Wash Bottles. Side-arm design with dispensing tubulation molded into the wall of the bottle in one-piece for uniform leakproof* service and precision flow without sputtering. Precision molded tip for straight, steady stream. Tip can be cut back to increase flow. Wide mouth closure is separate from the dispensing tip and draw tube for easy access and helps avoid contamination during filling.

Nalgene LDPE
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE Color-coded
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene Red LDPE
Unitary Safety Wash Bottles
Simple and functional, your basic work horse Color-coded caps for easy identification in an assortment pack Red bottle for easy identification and instant recognizability
    Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle Red LDPE bottle
PPCO closure  PPCO closure PPCO closure
Wide mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Natural closure Red, white, blue or yellow closure Red closure
Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Opaque red bottle
125mL–1L 500mL 250–500mL
4–32oz 16oz 8–16oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene LDPE 
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE Color-coded
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene Red LDPE 
Unitary Safety Wash Bottles
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 F F F
Hydrocarbons, aromatic N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

 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 Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system will help your lab comply with chemical safely labeling requirements. Made from our plastic paper material, these labels are rip and tear proof, and resistant to deterioration from chemical exposure. The system incorporates GHS-compliant symbology. 

Nalgene safety-labeled wash bottles help your laboratory meet regulatory requirements for labeling chemical containers in the workplace. Globally Harmonized System (GHS) symbology is used on on all our labeled wash bottles to provide instantly recognizable hazard warnings for commonly-used laboratory chemicals. Nalgene Right-to-Know wash bottles incorporate the standard US Department of Transportation (DOT), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Chemical Society (ISC) formula information. The new Right-to-Understand wash bottles strictly follow Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling standards with no other system labelling or symbology represented. This avoids potential confusion caused when different and conflicting standards are depicted on the same bottle.

Nalgene LDPE Vented Unitary Right-to-Know Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE
Right-to-Know Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE
Right-to-Understand Wash Bottles
Nalgene FEP
Right-to-Understand Wash Bottles
Side-arm dispensing style, straight steady stream without sputter, vented cap prevents self-dispensing, color-coded caps, four-color NFPA diamond and basic GHS information printed One-piece dispensing closure, vented drop tube, straight stream while preventing self-dispensing, color coded caps, four-color NFPA diamond and basic GHS information printed One-piece dispensing closure, vented drop tube, straight stream while preventing self-dispensing, color coded caps, extended GHS safety information printed One-piece dispensing closure, un-vented drop tube, straight, steady stream without sputter, extended GHS safety information laser etched, exceptional chemical inertness
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle LDPE bottle FEP bottle
PP closure
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
PP closure 
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
PP closure 
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
ETFE closure
  PP/HDPE draw tube PP/HDPE draw tube ETFE draw tube
Dispenses through side nozzle Dispenses through cap Dispenses through cap Dispenses through cap
Wide mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth
Printed with chemical resistant ink Printed with chemical resistant ink Printed with chemical resistant ink Safety info laser etched into the bottle wall
Use with acetone, sodium hypochlorite, ethyl alcohol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water or deionized water Use with acetone, sodium hypochlorite, ethyl alcohol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water or deionized water Use with ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water, sodium hypochlorite or deionized water Use with xylene, acetone, toluene ,n-hexane, methylene chloride, or methyl ethyl ketone 
Red, white, green, yellow, or natural closure Red, green, white, yellow or natural closure and stem Green, yellow, natural or white closure and stem Natural closure and stem
NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent Hazy, better clarity than LDPE
500mL–1L 500mL–1L 500mL 500mL
16–32 oz 16–32 oz 16oz 16oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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 177.1550
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

Nalgene Top-dispensing Wash Bottles feature a tight-fitting draw tube and closure. Closure and stem are molded in one piece to provide uniform leakproof* service. Precision molded tip for straight, steady stream. Tip can be cut back to increase flow.

Nalgene LDPE Economy Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Wide Mouth Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Color-coded Wash Bottles Nalgene Autoclavable Wash Bottles Nalgene Fluorinated Solvent Wash Bottle Nalgene FEP Solvent Wash Bottles
Simple and functional, quality wash bottle, budget price Wide mouth design for easier filling  Color-coded closure and stem for easy content identification Useful for dispensing sterile water or reagents to reduce risk of contamination Fluorinated for enhanced chemical compatibility with solvents, wide mouth design for easy filling Superior chemical resistance, holds up to long term exposure
Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents, surfactants Use with DI water, most acids, bases, alcohols, detergents, surfactants Use with aliphatic & aromatic hydrocarbons, ethers, esters, ketones, alcohols Use with nearly any lab chemical
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle LDPE bottle PPCO bottle Fluorinated HDPE FEP bottle
PP closure and stem PP closure and stem PP closure and stem PP closure and stem fluorinated PPCO closure and stem ETFE closure and stem
PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PPCO draw tube PP draw tube ETFE draw tube
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth Wide mouth Narrow mouth
Natural closure Natural closure Yellow, blue, green or red closure  Blue closure Red closure Natural closure
Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle, contact clear Opaque bottle Hazy bottle, better clarity than LDPE or PPCO  
125mL–1L 500mL–1L 500mL 500mL–1L 500mL 125mL–1L
4–32oz 16–32oz 16oz 16–32oz 16oz 4–32oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable 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 use1
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 177.1615,
for food use
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1550,
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene LDPE Economy Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Wide Mouth Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE Color-coded Wash Bottles Nalgene Autoclavable Wash Bottles Nalgene Fluorinated Solvent Wash Bottle Nalgene FEP Solvent Wash Bottles
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G E
Bases/alkali E E E E F E
Esters G G G G G E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic F F F G E E
Hydrocarbons, aromatic N N N N E E
Hydrocarbons, halogenated N N N N G E
Ketones, aromatic N N N N G E
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F F F 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.

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)

^ Except oxidizing acids; for oxidizing acids, see “Oxidizing agents, strong”


The Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system

The Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system will help your lab comply with chemical safely labeling requirements. Made from our plastic paper material, these labels are rip and tear proof, and resistant to deterioration from chemical exposure. The system incorporates GHS-compliant symbology. 

Dispense contents easily down to the last drop by using Nalgene Unitary Wash Bottles. Side-arm design with dispensing tubulation molded into the wall of the bottle in one-piece for uniform leakproof* service and precision flow without sputtering. Precision molded tip for straight, steady stream. Tip can be cut back to increase flow. Wide mouth closure is separate from the dispensing tip and draw tube for easy access and helps avoid contamination during filling.

Nalgene LDPE
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE Color-coded
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene Red LDPE
Unitary Safety Wash Bottles
Simple and functional, your basic work horse Color-coded caps for easy identification in an assortment pack Red bottle for easy identification and instant recognizability
    Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants Use with DI water and most acids, bases, alcohols, bleach, detergents and surfactants
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle Red LDPE bottle
PPCO closure  PPCO closure PPCO closure
Wide mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Natural closure Red, white, blue or yellow closure Red closure
Milky white translucent bottle Milky white translucent bottle Opaque red bottle
125mL–1L 500mL 250–500mL
4–32oz 16oz 8–16oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene LDPE 
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE Color-coded
Unitary Wash Bottles
Nalgene Red LDPE 
Unitary Safety Wash Bottles
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 F F F
Hydrocarbons, aromatic N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F

 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 Nalgene Right-to-Know custom labeling system will help your lab comply with chemical safely labeling requirements. Made from our plastic paper material, these labels are rip and tear proof, and resistant to deterioration from chemical exposure. The system incorporates GHS-compliant symbology. 

Nalgene safety-labeled wash bottles help your laboratory meet regulatory requirements for labeling chemical containers in the workplace. Globally Harmonized System (GHS) symbology is used on on all our labeled wash bottles to provide instantly recognizable hazard warnings for commonly-used laboratory chemicals. Nalgene Right-to-Know wash bottles incorporate the standard US Department of Transportation (DOT), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Chemical Society (ISC) formula information. The new Right-to-Understand wash bottles strictly follow Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling standards with no other system labelling or symbology represented. This avoids potential confusion caused when different and conflicting standards are depicted on the same bottle.

Nalgene LDPE Vented Unitary Right-to-Know Wash Bottles Nalgene LDPE
Right-to-Know Wash Bottles
Nalgene LDPE
Right-to-Understand Wash Bottles
Nalgene FEP
Right-to-Understand Wash Bottles
Side-arm dispensing style, straight steady stream without sputter, vented cap prevents self-dispensing, color-coded caps, four-color NFPA diamond and basic GHS information printed One-piece dispensing closure, vented drop tube, straight stream while preventing self-dispensing, color coded caps, four-color NFPA diamond and basic GHS information printed One-piece dispensing closure, vented drop tube, straight stream while preventing self-dispensing, color coded caps, extended GHS safety information printed One-piece dispensing closure, un-vented drop tube, straight, steady stream without sputter, extended GHS safety information laser etched, exceptional chemical inertness
LDPE bottle LDPE bottle LDPE bottle FEP bottle
PP closure
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
PP closure 
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
PP closure 
except NaClO
(HDPE closure)
ETFE closure
  PP/HDPE draw tube PP/HDPE draw tube ETFE draw tube
Dispenses through side nozzle Dispenses through cap Dispenses through cap Dispenses through cap
Wide mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth Narrow mouth
Printed with chemical resistant ink Printed with chemical resistant ink Printed with chemical resistant ink Safety info laser etched into the bottle wall
Use with acetone, sodium hypochlorite, ethyl alcohol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water or deionized water Use with acetone, sodium hypochlorite, ethyl alcohol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water or deionized water Use with ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, distilled water, sodium hypochlorite or deionized water Use with xylene, acetone, toluene ,n-hexane, methylene chloride, or methyl ethyl ketone 
Red, white, green, yellow, or natural closure Red, green, white, yellow or natural closure and stem Green, yellow, natural or white closure and stem Natural closure and stem
NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent NaClO is opaque white; others are translucent Hazy, better clarity than LDPE
500mL–1L 500mL–1L 500mL 500mL
16–32 oz 16–32 oz 16oz 16oz
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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 177.1550
for food use
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

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For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to the Nalgene Chemical Resistance Wall Chart or contact
   technicalsupport@thermofisher.com.