FLPE Carboys

Nalgene fluorinated high density polyethylene carboys provide the durable physical properties of high density polyethylene with enhanced chemical compatibility with organic solvents. The fluorinated surface (inside and out) improves barrier properties and reduces solvent absorption while enhancing long-term container performance and prevents loss due to permeation. Spigoted carboy is not for use with flammable liquids.

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. Nalgene carboys 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 for food contact. For regulatory claims  and certifications applicable to specific Nalgene carboys, please contact  Nalgene Regulatory Support.

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

Fluorinated Carboy (2097-series)Fluorinated Carboy with Spigot (DS2327-0020)
Storage for  solvents and other organic solutions Space-efficient dispensing for non-flammable solvents and other organic solutions 
FLPE with white PP closureFLPE with white PP  closure and fluoropolymer spigot
Milky white translucent, yellowish tint due to fluorination processMilky white translucent, yellowish tint due to fluorination process
10L (2.5ga) - 20L (5ga) 9L (2ga) - 20L (5ga) 
Narrow mouthWide mouth
No drainSpigot
Temp range -100°C to 120°CTemp range -100°C to 120°C
Not autoclavableNot autoclavable
Graduated in liters and gallonsGraduated in liters and gallons
Molded-in shoulder handleStainless steel handle
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1615 for food use1Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1615 for food use1

General chemical compatibility

 Narrow-Mouth Round Carboy with Spigot 
(2319-series, 8319-series APAC)
Narrow-Mouth Round Carboy (2250-series, 8250-series in APAC)
Acids, dilute or weakEE
Acids^ strong, concentratedGG
Alcohols, aliphaticEE
Hydrocarbons, aliphaticEE
Hydrocarbons, aromaticEE
Hydrocarbons, halogenated GG
Ketones, aromaticGG
Oxidizing agents, strongFF

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 20oC. 
 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.

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."

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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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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.