Graduated cylinders

Plastic graduated cylinders are a safer alternative to glass. They won’t break, chip or shatter amid the bustle and bumps of everyday lab work. Enjoy their light weight and ease of handling. Simplify volume readings: liquid in plastic cylinders doesn’t form a meniscus, and level liquid avoids confusion and errors. Trust Thermo Scientific Nalgene graduated cylinders to be made from the highest quality laboratory-grade plastic materials for dependably low extractables and excellent chemical compatibility with a wide variety of laboratory solutions.  


glass vs. plastic

A. Glass cylinder    B. Plastic cylinder

Plastic versus glass

Nalgene plastic cylinders don't form a meniscus like glass cylinders do. You can read the liquid level straight across the graduation line. Avoid confusion and errors by using plastic instead of glass.

Which graduated cylinders are right for you?

Nalgene PPCO ASTM Class B Graduated Cylinders Nalgene PMP ASTM Class B Graduated Cylinders Nalgene PPCO
Economy Cylinders
Nalgene PMP Economy Cylinders Nalgene PFA Fluoropolymer Cylinder Nalgene
Double Scale Pharmaceutical Graduates
Certified lab quality, milky white cylinder with blue base Certified lab quality,
clear cylinder
with blue base* 
Lower cost,
milky white graduated cylinder
Lower cost,
clear graduated cylinder
Extraordinary chemical resistance, chemically inert Pharmacist's choice
Guaranteed accuracy Guaranteed accuracy with visual clarity* Tight budget, general purpose Tight budget, visual clarity Aggressive and reactive chemicals Pharmaceutical compounding, medication preps
ASTM E1272 Class B ISO standard 6706
21 CFR part 177.1520
ASTM E1272 Class B
ISO standard 6706
21 CFR part 177.1520*
21 CFR part
177.1520  
21 CFR part 177.1520   ASTM E1094
21 CFR part 177.1520
Molded, inked** mL Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL and oz
10mL–4000mL 10mL–4000mL 10mL–1000mL 10mL–1000mL 100mL 125mL–1000mL
4oz-32oz
PPCO w/ PP base PMP w/ PP base PPCO PMP PFA PMP w/ PP base
Milky white
cylinder
Clear
cylinder 
Milky white 
cylinder
Clear 
cylinder
Milky white 
cylinder
Clear 
cylinder
Hexagonal
blue base
Hexagonal
blue base
Round
milky white base
Round
clear base
Round
milky white base
Hexagonal
blue base
BPA free BPA free BPA free BPA free BPA free BPA free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
*Except for PMP 2L and 4L cylinders  which are not certified to meet  ASTM E1272 accuracy requirements
** Except 2L and 4L sizes 

General chemical compatibility+

  Nalgene PPCO ASTM Class B Graduated Cylinders Nalgene PMP   ASTM Class B Graduated Cylinders Nalgene PPCO Economy Cylinders  Nalgene PMP Economy Cylinders Nalgene PFA Fluoropolymer Cylinder Nalgene 
Double Scale Pharmaceutical Graduates
Acids, dilute or weak
Acids strong, concentrated
Alcohols, aliphatic
Aldehydes
Bases/alkali
Esters
Hydrocarbons, aromatic
Hydrocarbons, halogenated 
Ketones, aromatic
Oxidizing agents, strong

+Ratings are for short term intermittent exposure. Wash thoroughly between uses.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see”Oxidizing agents, strong”


Nalgene PMP Hydrometer Jars

Nalgene PMP Hydrometer Jars are the perfect shatter-proof mate to your hydrometer for specific gravity measurements. Take it into the field, production environments, or use it in the lab. This hydrometer jar will stand up to the bumps of a busy work environment without the risks associated with shattered glass.


Support

For a more detailed chemical resistance guide by chemical and application temperature, please refer to the  Chemical resistance guide or request a printed poster for your lab or contact  technicalsupport@thermofisher.com.