Lab Bottles

Laboratory bottles cover a wide range of uses within a laboratory environment, with each type of bottle having a different purpose to another. There is a wide selection of bottle shapes, sizes and materials that can meet your needs, as well as some bottles that are specifically tailored to measuring liquids that feature distinct printed graduations in millilitres or fluid ounces to allow for accurate measurement.

Nowadays, plastic bottles are the preferred type of material used compared to the traditional glass bottles. The main advantages of using plastic is that it is generally a lot more economical, as well as being super durable and safe to use. Although glass is easier to clean and heat-proof, it’s a lot more fragile and can easily break, making it more costly to replace. Generally, plastic laboratory bottles are not autoclavable.

Types of Bottles

  • Storage bottle – suitable or a wide range of storage and sampling tasks
  • Wash bottle - squeeze bottle with a nozzle, used to rinse various pieces of laboratory glassware, such as test tubes and round bottom flasks. They are sturdy and are always straight shooters
  • Commonly used materials

  • HDPE – High density polyethylene bottles are very popular in labs due to low cost and leak proof performance. They provide good chemical compatibility with a wide variety of lab reagents, including most acids, bases, alcohols, aldehydes, esters and aliphatic hydrocarbons, and can withstand temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius
  • LDPE – Low Density Polyethylene bottles. These are not as strong or dense as HDPE, but they have the ability to be very squeezable and can handle rapid temperature changes. They are also recyclable and environmentally friendly
  • PP – Polypropylene, low cost and flexible strength because of its semi-crystalline nature. This material has a good chemical resistance over a wide range of bases and acids and will not wear away over time or rust

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    Description Price Material Capacity Neck Type Bottle Type Graduations Dimensions Diameter Length
    RS Stock No. 478-1674
    BrandRS PRO
    1 Box of 48
    PP 60ml Wide Neck Storage Bottle - 53 (Dia.) x 47mm 53mm 47mm
    RS Stock No. 461-0421
    BrandRS PRO
    Each (In a Box of 10)
    HDPE 250ml Narrow Neck Storage Bottle - 60 (Dia.) x 140mm 60mm 140mm
    RS Stock No. 179-3697
    BrandRS PRO
    Each (In a Pack of 2)
    PP 150ml Wide Neck Storage Bottle - - - -
    RS Stock No. 201-2449
    BrandRS PRO
    Each (In a Pack of 5)
    LDPE 500ml Wide Neck Wash Bottle - - - -
    RS Stock No. 838-6396
    BrandRS PRO
    1 Pack of 5
    LDPE 500ml Wide Neck Wash Bottle - - - -
    RS Stock No. 201-2439
    BrandRS PRO
    Each (In a Pack of 10)
    LDPE 60ml Narrow Neck Wash Bottle - - 39mm -
    RS Stock No. 461-0566
    BrandRS PRO
    1 Box of 5
    HDPE 2L Wide Neck Storage Bottle - 120 (Dia.) x 243mm 120mm 243mm
    RS Stock No. 201-2463
    BrandRS PRO
    HDPE 10L Wide Neck Carboy Bottle Yes - 205mm -
    RS Stock No. 201-2448
    BrandRS PRO
    Each (In a Pack of 10)
    Glass 1L Narrow Neck Reagent Bottle - - 107mm -