Jugs Nalgene

Safely contain corrosive chemicals and other lab solutions in leakproof*, shatterproof Nalgene jugs. Weighing one third the weight of glass, these jugs offer ergonomic benefits in addition to chemical handling safety.

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 jugs are made only from high quality laboratory, pharmaceutical and food 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 Part 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. For personal assistance, contact the Nalgene technical support team.

Nalgene LDPE Jug
Nalgene PPCO Jug
Nalgene Safety Dispensing Jug
Containing, storing and transporting lab solutions where precision pouring is neededContaining, storing and transporting lab solutions where precision pouring is needed and autoclaving is requiredLarge-volume liquid storage where controlled pouring is needed
LDPE jug with PP closure (8L with white closure)PPCO jug with PP closure (8L with white closure)LDPE with white PP closure
Milky white translucentMilky white translucentMilky white translucent
4L (1 ga), 8L (2 ga)4L (1 ga), 8L (2 ga)10L (2.5ga), 20L (5.5ga)
Narrow-mouth Narrow-mouth Narrow-mouth 
Temp range -100°C to 80°CTemp range -40°C to 121°CTemp range -100°C to 80°C
Not autoclavableAutoclavableNot autoclavable
Canted closure for pouringCanted closure for pouringPermanently attached pour spout
No graduationsNo graduationsNo graduations
Molded-in handle for carrying and pouringMolded-in handle for carrying and pouringMolded-in shoulder handle and bottom hand grip for pouring
Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1Complies with Part 21 CFR 177.1520 for food use1

General chemical compatibility

 Nalgene LDPE Jug 
Nalgene PPCO Jug
Nalgene Safety
Dispensing Jug
Acids, dilute or weakEEE
Acids^ strong, concentratedGGG
Alcohols, aliphaticEEE
Hydrocarbons, aliphaticFGF
Hydrocarbons, aromaticNNN
Hydrocarbons, halogenated NNN
Ketones, aromaticNNN
Oxidizing agents, strongFFF

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."

Heavy duty HDPE Jug

Nalgene Heavy-Duty Wide-Mouth HDPE Jug with Closure

Recommended for storing powders and other solid phase materials.

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Technical support

For assistance choosing products appropriate for your application, please speak with a Nalgene Technical Support Representative by phone at +1.585.586.8800 or (1.800.625.4327 US toll free), or email your request to

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

Regulatory Support: For regulatory documentation of product or material claims, please contact Nalgene Regulatory Support at  RocRegSupport@thermofisher.com

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.