Volumetric Flasks

Nalgene volumetric flasks 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 volumetrics don’t form a meniscus, so level liquid avoids confusion and errors. Each flask is individually hand calibrated, engraved and inked with a volume fill line to provide precision and ASTM E228/ISO 384 Class B accuracy for the life of the product.

Trust Thermo Scientific Nalgene volumetric flasks to be made from the highest quality laboratory-grade polypropylene copolymer (PPCO) and polymethylpentene (PMP) materials for dependably low extractables across a wide variety of lab applications. Choose polypropylene for its low cost and good chemical compatibility with a wide range of lab chemicals. Get improved chemical resistance and clarity, too, with PMP. Enjoy leak-free performance with our Nalgene leakproof* guarantee.

Which flask is right for your lab?

Nalgene PPCO Volumetric Flask
with Screw Cap
Nalgene PMP Volumetric Flask
with Screw Cap
Lower cost, milky white,
good chemical resistance
Better clarity and
chemical resistance
Screw-on cap Screw-on cap
Engraved and inked fill line Engraved and inked fill line
50mL–1000mL 50mL–1000mL
PPCO flask w/PP closure PMP flask w/PP closure
Milky white translucent Light white haze
Meets accuracy requirements of ASTM E288 and ISO 384, Class B Meets accuracy requirements of ASTM E288 and ISO 384, Class B
Calibrated TC/TD at 20oC Calibrated TC/TD at 20oC
Autoclavable, but will affect accuracy Autoclavable, but will affect accuracy
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use
No food compliance
BPA-Free BPA-Free
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene PPCO Volumetric Flask
with Screw Cap
Nalgene PMP Volumetric Flask 
with Screw Cap
Acids: dilute or weak E E
Acids^: strong, concentrated G E
Alcohols, aliphatic E E
Aldehydes G G
Bases/alkali E E
Esters G E
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N
Ketones, aromatic N F
Oxidizing agents, strong F 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 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 Nalgene bottles and closures under conditions of their planned applications. Nalgene products are leakproof at ambient temperature and pressure when used with their Nalgene closures.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see”Oxidizing agents, strong”


Support

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.