HDPE Bottles

Nalgene high density polyethylene bottles are our most popular lab bottles by virtue of their leakproof* performance, compatibility with a wide range of lab reagents, impact resistance down to -100°C, and lower cost than many other materials. High density polyethylene bottles provide very good chemical compatibility with a wide variety of lab reagents, including most acids, bases, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

For chemical compatibility ratings by specific chemical and application temperature, consult the   Nalgene Chemical Resistance Guide, or request a copy of the printed wall chart. High density polyethylene bottles are made only from high quality laboratory 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 pt 177.1520 for food contact.  For regulatory claims  and certifications applicable to specific Nalgene bottles, please contact   Nalgene Regulatory Support.

For help selecting the Thermo Scientific Nalgene bottle that's perfect for your lab applications, use our online selection guide or for personal assistance, contact the   Nalgene technical support team.


Narrow-Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2002-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2089-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle Bulk Pack

(332089-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2004-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Amber
Economy Bottle

(DS2085-series)
Traditional reusable
lab bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall
for light-duty applications
Bulk packed for
additional cost
savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty
applications 
Amber color protects
light-sensitive
solutions, traditional reusable lab bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
Amber color protects
light-sensitive solutions, lower cost, lighter weight,
thinner wall for light-duty applications
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white translucent Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber bottle Opaque amber bottle
4mL–1L 30mL–1L 125mL–1L 4mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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 use1
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2002-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2089-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle Bulk Pack

(332089-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2004-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Amber
Economy Bottle

(DS2085-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E E
Esters G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F 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 20 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  No recommended. Immediate damage may occur
Wide Mouth Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2104-series)
Large Wide Mouth Round Bottle
(2120-series)
Wide Mouth Round
Economy Bottle

(2189-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle
Bulk Pack

(332189-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2106-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Amber Economy Bottle

(DS2185-series)
Traditional reusable lab
bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
 
Larger size, rugged lab quality construction Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications Bulk packed for additional cost
savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications
Amber color
protects light-sensitive solutions,
traditional reusable lab bottle for long-term use, critical applications
Amber color
protects light-sensitive solutions, lower cost, lighter weight, thinner
wall for light-duty applications
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
white PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
Opaque amber
bottle
30mL–1.5L 2L–4L 30mL–1L 60mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
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 use1
Complies
with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies
with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled   Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled

Chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Round Lab 
Quality Bottle

(2104-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Round Bottle
(2120-series)
Wide-Mouth Round 
Economy Bottle

(2189-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Economy 
Bottle 
Bulk Pack

(332189-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Amber 
Lab Quality Bottle

(2106-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Amber Economy Bottle

(DS2185-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E E E
Esters G G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F 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 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.
Narrow-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2018-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2114-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottle

(2123-series)
Space-saving square shape,
narrow mouth, graduated 
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth, large capacity,
molded hand grip
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
30mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
Molded graduations No graduations No graduations
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2018-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2114-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottle

(2123-series)
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 G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
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 20 o
 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
Wide-Mouth Rectangular Bottle
(2007-series)
Wide-Mouth Amber Rectangular Bottle
(2009-series)
Space-saving rectangular shape Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions,
space-saving rectangular shape
Amber HDPE bottle/PP Closure Amber HDPE bottle/PP Closure
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
125mL–2L 125mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations
Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Rectangular Bottle
(2007-series)
Wide-Mouth Amber Rectangular Bottle
(2009-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E
Aldehydes G G
Bases/alkali E E
Esters G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N
Ketones, aromatic N N
Oxidizing agents, strong 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 20 o
 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
Narrow-Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2002-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2089-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle Bulk Pack

(332089-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2004-series)
Narrow-Mouth
Round Amber
Economy Bottle

(DS2085-series)
Traditional reusable
lab bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall
for light-duty applications
Bulk packed for
additional cost
savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty
applications 
Amber color protects
light-sensitive
solutions, traditional reusable lab bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
Amber color protects
light-sensitive solutions, lower cost, lighter weight,
thinner wall for light-duty applications
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white translucent Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber bottle Opaque amber bottle
4mL–1L 30mL–1L 125mL–1L 4mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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 use1
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available in bulk, unassembled Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled

Chemical compatibility

  Narrow Mouth
Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2002-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Economy Bottle

(2089-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle Bulk Pack

(332089-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2004-series)
Narrow Mouth
Round Amber
Economy Bottle

(DS2085-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E E
Esters G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F 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 20 o
 G  Little or no damage after 30 days constant exposure at 20oC
 F  Some effect after 7 days constant exposure at 20oC
 N  No recommended. Immediate damage may occur
Wide Mouth Round Lab
Quality Bottle

(2104-series)
Large Wide Mouth Round Bottle
(2120-series)
Wide Mouth Round
Economy Bottle

(2189-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Economy
Bottle
Bulk Pack

(332189-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Amber
Lab Quality Bottle

(2106-series)
Wide Mouth
Round Amber Economy Bottle

(DS2185-series)
Traditional reusable lab
bottle for
long-term use, critical applications
 
Larger size, rugged lab quality construction Lower cost, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications Bulk packed for additional cost
savings, lighter weight, thinner wall for light-duty applications
Amber color
protects light-sensitive solutions,
traditional reusable lab bottle for long-term use, critical applications
Amber color
protects light-sensitive solutions, lower cost, lighter weight, thinner
wall for light-duty applications
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
white PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
HDPE bottle
PP Closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Amber HDPE bottle
amber PP closure
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
Opaque amber
bottle
30mL–1.5L 2L–4L 30mL–1L 60mL–1L 30mL–1L 30mL–1L
Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof* Leakproof*
Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC Temp range -100oC to 120oC
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
autoclavable
Not
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 use1
Complies
with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies
with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free
Also available in bulk, unassembled   Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled
Also available
in bulk, unassembled

Chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Round Lab 
Quality Bottle

(2104-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Round Bottle
(2120-series)
Wide-Mouth Round 
Economy Bottle

(2189-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Economy 
Bottle 
Bulk Pack

(332189-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Amber 
Lab Quality Bottle

(2106-series)
Wide-Mouth 
Round Amber Economy Bottle

(DS2185-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G G G G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E E E E E
Aldehydes G G G G G G
Bases/alkali E E E E E E
Esters G G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F F F 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 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.
Narrow-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2018-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2114-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottle

(2123-series)
Space-saving square shape,
narrow mouth, graduated 
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth
Space-saving square shape,
wide mouth, large capacity,
molded hand grip
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
Milky white
translucent
30mL–1L 60mL–1L 4L
Leakproof* Leakproof* Not liquid leakproof
Molded graduations No graduations No graduations
Narrow mouth Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable Not 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
BPA-Free  BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Narrow-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2018-series)
Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottles

(2114-series)
Large Wide-Mouth Square
HDPE Bottle

(2123-series)
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 G G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N
Ketones, aromatic N N N
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 20 o
 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
Wide-Mouth Rectangular Bottle
(2007-series)
Wide-Mouth Amber Rectangular Bottle
(2009-series)
Space-saving rectangular shape Amber color protects light-sensitive solutions,
space-saving rectangular shape
Amber HDPE bottle/PP Closure Amber HDPE bottle/PP Closure
Milky white
translucent
Opaque amber
bottle
125mL–2L 125mL–2L
Leakproof* Leakproof*
No graduations No graduations
Wide mouth Wide mouth
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Temp range
-100oC to 120oC
Not autoclavable Not autoclavable
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
Complies with Part 21
CFR 177.1520
for food use1
BPA-Free  BPA-Free 
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Wide-Mouth Rectangular Bottle
(2007-series)
Wide-Mouth Amber Rectangular Bottle
(2009-series)
Acids, dilute or weak E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated G G
Alcohols, aliphatic E E
Aldehydes G G
Bases/alkali E E
Esters G G
Hydrocarbons, aliphatic G G
Hydrocarbons, aromatic  N N
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N
Ketones, aromatic N N
Oxidizing agents, strong 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 20 o
 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)

*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 team 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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