Top 10 reasons to Break the Glass Habit

Nalgene labware sets the standard for quality and performance. Now is the time to break the glass habit and switch to plastic.

Top 10 reasons to break the glass habit

10  They’re shatterproof
  9   They’re light
  8   They have smooth edges
  7   You can stop wasting money
  6   There is an app for that
  5   There are no leaky reagent bottles
  4   They offer a greener solution
  3   They're less costly
    You get lower shipping costs
  1   Nalgene Value Pack


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More reasons to help you break the glass habit

  • Nalgene labware is made from only clean lab quality plastic resins.
  • Nalgene labware doesn't use cheap commodity plastics or unnecessary additives.
  • Nalgene labware yields dependably lower levels of leachables and extractables.
  • Nalgene labware comes with complete validation support.
  • Nalgene labware is durable, and bottles are leakproof,
  • Nalgene Technical Support is on hand to assist with technical questions.
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Trace levels show plastic is cleaner

*NOTE: Values listed in the chart above represent typical contents for major constituents. Various grades of plastics may vary from these values. Additional data on trace elements associated with plastics can be found in: Selection and Cleaning of Plastic Containers for Storage of Trace Element Samples, John R. Moody and Richard Lindstrom, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, Vol. 49, Page 2264, December 1977.

As the chart “Summary of Average Element Content of Plastics and Borosilicate Glass” shows, for most trace metal analysis, plastic is generally “cleaner” or less contaminated than glass. However, plastic does contain trace levels of certain metals. 

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Why are Nalgene bottles leakproof? It's in the design.

Nalgene bottles are available in a variety of weights and packaging configurations to accommodate a broad range of applications, budgets and scales of use. Choose a lightweight bottle for light-duty solutions, or a standard weight bottle for more critical containment. Start with small quantity lab packs and scale up to bulk packed production bottles without changing plastics.

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Anatomy of a Nalgene Bottle
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Handle lab chemicals safely.

Prevent chemical accidents in the lab. Bottles are pre-labeled with chemical identification and safe handling information following the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) specifications as applicable to secondary laboratory containers. Choose from Nalgene™ Right-to-Understand LDPE or FEP Wash Bottles. 

Protect the health and safety of your staff

Nalgene wash bottles with GHS Labeling

Permanently etched GHS warnings

Nalgene FEP wash bottles for solvent safety


Chemical resistance simplified
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Additional assets

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  • Break the Glass Habit Brochure
  • Bottle and Carboy Selection Guide
  • Plastic Properties Reference Magnet
  • Plastic Labware Chemical Resistance Wall Poster

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