Nalgene labware has hardworking plastics down to a science

Your work can change the world. But only if you have durable and dependable labware that you can count on to do it. Nalgene labware is crafted by scientists for scientists who believe every lab should have the best tools. That’s why we craft our products from the highest quality resins, which are precisely engineered to fit your lab environment.

Yet, we know the hardest workers in the lab are the people using our labware. Today, we want to celebrate the people who work and dream of making the world a better place. We want to know, “what do you wish for”?


Nalgene Lab Wishes

Core values, goals, and even our deepest wishes, all have the power to shape our future.

Whether it’s a wish for your next breakthrough, a wish for a sustainable future, or a new measure of quality our labs can depend on, all wishes deserve to be heard. Because once your wish is believed, there’s no stopping us.

Learn how sharing your wish for the world can make a difference.

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Featured Wish

"I wish that scientists would have a multitude of options for bringing more green 'sustainable' practices and products into the laboratory." 

Emelia DeForce, Sr. Staff Scientist, Field Applications


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Story Spotlights

Every success story starts with durable and dependable labware. Hear the stories of innovation, quality and sustainability that shows how hard work and determination can make a difference in the lab.

Success Story

In the lab with Nicole Jones

My wish: “Science is already doing incredible things. I just wish more people knew about them.”

Nicole, a biology major, says she’s privileged to operate lab equipment as an undergraduate. She knows that a container failure could damage a centrifuge rotor and interrupt the lab’s workflow....

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Success Story

In the lab with Carl Tsang

My wish: “I look at science as a way to either mitigate or alleviate some of the suffering in the world.”

Years ago, Carl developed the first RNase- and DNase-free certifications. Today, his benchtop breakthroughs are fighting the pandemic.....

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It’s easy to take for granted the labware which you entrust with your valuable samples and solutions. But not all labware are created equal. Some may shatter, or worse, compromise your work because of leaching and leaking. We ensure our products are shatterproof, chemical resistant and leakproof because your work depends on quality and consistency. Less risk means less worry so you can concentrate on what matters most. From beakers and graduated cylinders to bottles and tube racks, Nalgene is trusted for its proven performance:

1. Leakproof guarantee

2. Durable

3. Made with high quality laboratory-grade resins

4. Reusable and Sustainable

5. Chemical Resistant

6. Meets regulatory standards

Learn more about Nalgene products and download the Chemical Resistance Reference Guide › 



Nalgene products are not only durable, reusable and last longer than products made from lower-quality resins. They were one of the first labware brands to take part in the ACT program. Created by non-profit organization My Green Lab to help consumers make smart, sustainable product choices, the virtual ACT Label is like an eco-nutrition label for lab products. Products are assessed on its environmental Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency and labeled with a score. Each score is based on the product’s environmental impact regarding manufacturing practices, energy and water use, and end-of-life disposal.

We believe it should be easy to make informed purchasing decisions. When looking for sustainable products, search for the ACT label, which offers transparency and peace of mind around potential environmental impact.

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          Nalgene Lab Wishes     

What’s your wish for the world? Every breakthrough begins with a wish. Today, we’re celebrating the work behind what makes your wishes come true.

Share your #labgoals at and we’ll send you a special edition Nalgene water bottle to the first 1,000 participants.*

Make your wish

* No purchase necessary. This promotion is available only to life science professionals 21 years or older in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada. A free water bottle is available to eligible participants who submit a valid personal example of the 3 Pillars on the Life Technologies micro-site no later than June 15, 2022, or until gift supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. The estimated value of the water bottle is less than $15.00 USD. One free gift per person. Healthcare professionals may not participate in this promotion. By registering, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a gift from Life Technologies. Furthermore, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to each Entrant’s Submiss ion: (a) Entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Submis sion; (b) Submissions from or including photographs of minors under the age of 21 years old are not permitted; (c) the Submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties; (d) the Submis sion will not include information or images that may infringe on any confidential or proprietary intellectual or physical property of any learning ins titution or place of employment of Entrant; (e) Entrant has obtained and supplied Thermo Fisher with all photo releases to reproduce the likeness of someone other than themselves in their photo Submission. Any Submission that does not meet all Submission Requirements may be disqualified at any time, at the sole discretion of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Offer void in where prohibited, licensed or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.
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