Worry-free labware for all of your application needs

No laboratory is complete without proper lab consumables in place. Having the task of setting up your lab can be a challenge. We’re here to help with one important, but sometimes overlooked step up selecting the right consumables for your workflow. Because without reliable or high-quality labware it will be next to impossible to conduct accurate and reliable experiments and research.

We're here to help walk you through the process in three easy steps. This guide will review the nuances between different plastic materials, their compatibility to various chemicals and temperatures along with the different shapes and sizes of products available.


1. Pick the right plastic

Various kinds of plastics have differing chemical and physical properties. Picking the right plastic materials for use in scientific applications is key to achieving scientific success.

Unequaled selection of plastic offerings and sizes:

Nalgene containers are made from a wide variety of plastic types to meet virtually any laboratory application. Choices include chemically-resistant LDPE, HDPE, FLPE and PP bottles, plus autoclavable PP, PMP and PC offerings. PETG bottles are sold presterilized and exhibit low gas permeability. Also available are FEP and PFA fluoropolymer bottles for the ultimate in chemical resistance, temperature tolerance and inertness

View online Plastic Material Guide ›

Autoclavable resins

Thermo Scientific Nalgene plasticware recommended autoclaving cycle is 121˚C, 15 psig for 20 minuites.

Polycarbonate* (PC) ›
Polymethylpentene (PMP) ›
Polypropylene (PP) ›
Polypropylene Copolymer (PPCO) ›
Teflon FEP ›
Teflon PFA ›


Nalgene Physical Properties Table

Look up the physical properties of your Nalgene products based on material, resin, and physical property.

View Nalgene Physical Properties Table ›

2. Ensure chemical compatibility

Nalgene brand products are made only from the highest quality plastic materials that meet pharmaceutical, laboratory and food grade standards. However, chemicals can affect the strength, flexibility, surface appearance, color, dimensions or weight of plastics


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3. Choose your product

Nalgene Bottle & Carboys Selection Guide

Interactive, online tool for selecting your bottle and carboy in 5 easy steps

1. Check chemical compatibility
2. Verify temperature range
3. Identify sterilization requirements
4. Choose color and clarity
5. Pick size, shape and dimension

Launch guide

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Style Sheet for Global Design System
Style Sheet for Global Design System

California Proposition 65 Warning: Products manufactured with polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) or polystyrene (PS) contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.