Plastic Jars

Nalgene jars are heavy-walled and made to last a long time through the rigors of daily lab life. Trust Thermo Scientific Nalgene jars to be made from the highest quality laboratory-grade plastic materials for dependably low extractables. Straight-sided jars offer easy access and viewing of contents. Mason jars are designed to mate up with a variety of blenders with classic Mason jar threads.

Nalgene jars are recommended for storing pastes, solids, specimens and lab supplies. Please note, however, Nalgene jars are NOT liquid leakproof and are not recommended for shipping or transporting liquids.

Which jars are right for you?

Nalgene PC Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PMP Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PPCO Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PPCO Mason Jar Nalgene PP Jar with Friction-Fit Cover Nalgene PC Jar with Friction-Fit Cover
Clear wide-mouth, threaded PP closure Clear wide-mouth, threaded PP closure Milky-white wide-mouth, threaded PP closure Classic mason style with shoulder, threaded PP closure Multi-purpose, milk-white PP straight-sided Window clear multi-purpose straight-sided
Screw-on lid Screw-on lid Screw-on lid Screw-on lid Friction-fit lid Friction-fit lid
Volume range:
15mL–1000mL
Volume range:
60mL–1000mL
Volume range:
15mL–1000mL
Volume range
500mL–3000mL
Volume range
2.2L–4.6L
Volume range:
2.2L–18.8L
PC jar,
PP closure
PMP jar, 
PP closure
PPCO jar,
PP closure
PPCO jar, PP mason closure PP jar,
PP lid
PC jar,
PC lid
Window clear Good clarity Milky-white translucent Milky-white translucent Milky-white translucent Window clear
Temp range
-135 to 135oC
Temp range
20 to 153oC
Temp range
-40 to 121oC
Temp range
-40 to 121oC
Temp range
0 to 135oC
Temp range
-135 to 135oC
Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable Autoclavable
Complies with 
21 CFR part 177.1580
for food use
Complies with
21 CFR part 77.1520
for food use
Complies with
21 CFR part 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
21 CFR part 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
21 CFR part 177.1520
for food use
Complies with
21 CFR part 177.1580
for food use
Contains BPA BPA-Free BPA-Free BPA-Free BPA-Free Contains BPA
Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free Phthalate-free

General chemical compatibility

  Nalgene PC Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PMP Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PPCO Straight-sided Jar Nalgene PPCO  Mason Jar Nalgene PP Jar with Friction-Fit Cover Nalgene PC Jar with Friction-Fit Cover
Acids, dilute or weak E E E E E E
Acids^ strong, concentrated N E G G G N
Alcohols, aliphatic G E E E E G
Aldehydes F G G G G G
Bases/alkali N E E E E N
Esters N E G G G N
Hydrocarbons, aromatic G G G G G G
Hydrocarbons, halogenated  N N N N N N
Ketones, aromatic N F N N N N
Oxidizing agents, strong F G 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.

^ Except oxidizing acids; 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.


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