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Lab Bottles

Lab bottles are an essential part of science laboratories because of the many uses they have. Whether using them to wash equipment, store ingredients, or weigh materials, there's a bottle designed specifically for that purpose. Staples® has a wide selection of laboratory bottles and other scientific supplies for science and medical use.

Types of Bottles for Many Science and Medical Uses
Laboratory bottles come in several shapes and sizes for specific uses. Wash bottles, also known as solvent bottles, have a long top or side nozzles. They're often filled with detergent, deionized water, alcohol, or bleach, which is squirted on work surfaces to clean or rinse them quickly and thoroughly. Reagent or media bottles are used for storage and have sealing caps or stoppers that keep ingredients safe. They prevent air from getting in and unwanted vapors from escaping. Weighing bottles are thin walled and lightweight for precise measurements of materials. They have wide flat bottoms that allow them to sit on surfaces without wobbling. Some options have graduated markings for quick measurements of liquid. Sample bottles are available in wide or narrow mouth designs and are used to hold various liquid and solid samples.

Laboratory Bottle Materials for Safety
The type of material used is important because they're often used to hold hazardous materials or ingredients that are sensitive to outside contamination. Wash bottles are typically made from solvent-resistant plastics that won’t melt or leak when in contact with cleaning substances. The majority are LDPE (low-density polyethylene), so they're soft but sturdy and easy to squeeze. Many storage bottles are made from amber-colored glass. This prevents UV contamination but the bottles are still transparent enough to show the level of contents. Others are made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene), a petroleum-based plastic that is hard and strong.

Can Lab Bottles Be Reused?
They can be reused when utilized as wash bottles as long as the same cleaning material is used or the previous chemical completely washed out. The same goes for weighing bottles. Storage bottles should only be reused with the same contents because of the risk of accidentally mixing incompatible chemicals. It's acceptable to reuse bottles as waste containers. That is, filling them with waste material and then tossing them into hazardous waste or glass disposal boxes.

Can Lab Bottles Be Recycled?
Bottles that were used to store hazardous chemicals or materials are not recyclable. The risk is too high of chemicals leaking into landfills or materials spilling during the disposal process. Containers used with water, alcohol, or acetone can be thoroughly rinsed and then recycled. Many states have waste management centers that can safely recycle containers that once held hazardous waste. Look for local medical waste companies to see what options are available.

How Do You Properly Dispose of Broken Glass Lab Bottles?
Broken glass laboratory bottles that did not have harsh chemicals or hazardous waste in them can be thrown away in glass disposal boxes. These containers have a lining that prevents liquid leaks and is tough enough to withstand sharp shards. Glass bottles that contained hazardous chemicals must be disposed of in a hazardous waste container.
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Economy Wash Bottle, 1000 ml, 4/Pack
Item : 1604650 / Model : 2401-1000 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • 1,000 milliliter capacity
  • 4 bottles included in each pack
17.99 $17.99
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Nalgene Unitary Wash Bottle, 500mL, 4/Pack (NALGENE 2402-0500 PK)
Item : 1603599 / Model : 2402-0500 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 500 ml
  • Quantity: 4/Pack
27.99 $27.99
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Nalgene Acetone Wash Bottle, 250 ml, 4/Pack
Item : 1604818 / Model : 2436-0251 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 250 ml
  • Quantity: 4/Pack
76.49 $76.49
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Environmental Sampling Supply Narrow Mouth Bottle, 500mL, 12/Case (ESS 0500-1051-PC CS)
Item : 1603252 / Model : 0500-1051-PC CS
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  • Made of high density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 500 ml
  • Quantity: 12/Case
21.49 $21.49
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Nalgene Wide Mouth Economy Bottle, 1000 ml, 24/Case
Item : 1605517 / Model : 2189-0032 CS
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  • Made of high density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1000 ml
  • Quantity: 24/Case
121.39 $121.39
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Nalgene Wash Bottle, 500 ml, 4/Pack
Item : 1604744 / Model : 2407-0500 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 500 ml
  • Quantity: 4/Pack
23.99 $23.99
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Qorpak Glass Straight Sided Round Jar with Phenolic Cap, 4 oz., 24/Case
Item : 1602685 / Model : GLC-01645 CS
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  • Dimensions: 69 mm H x 60 mm Dia.
  • Made of glass
  • Includes black phenolic solid pulp/vinyl lined cap
34.99 $34.99
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Nalgene Distilled Water Wash Bottle, 500 ml, 6/Pack
Item : 1604748 / Model : 2425-0505 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 500ml
  • Quantity: 6/Pack
90.19 $90.19
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Bel-Art Products Ethanol Safety-Labeled Wash Bottle, 1000 ml
Item : 1602597 / Model : F11646-3739 EA
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  • Product Type: Safety labeled aash bottle
  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity:1000 ml
8.79 $8.79
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Environmental Sampling Supply Wide Mouth Bottle, 8 oz., 24/Case
Item : 1603264 / Model : 0250-1060-PC CS
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  • Made of high density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 8 oz.
  • Quantity: 24/Case
43.49 $43.49
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Nalgene HDPE Lab Quality Wide Mouth Bottle, 125mL, 12/Pack (NALGENE 2104-0004 PK)
Item : 1605229 / Model : 2104-0004 PK
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  • Product Type: Lab Quality Wide Mouth Bottle
  • Made of high density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 125 ml
21.99 $21.99
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Nalgene LDPE Round Carboy with Cap, 10 l
Item : 1604589 / Model : 2210-0020 PK
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  • Dimensions: 389 mm H x 250 mm Dia.
  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Cap Size: 83B mm
102.19 $102.19
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Wide Mouth Passport IP2 Bottle, 250 ml, 12/Pack
Item : 1605455 / Model : 2199-0008 PK
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  • Product Type: Wide-mouth PassPort IP2 bottle
  • Made of high-density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 250 ml
47.99 $47.99
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Wash Bottle, 1000 ml, 2/Pack
Item : 1604789 / Model : 2407-1000 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1000 ml
  • Quantity: 2/Pack
21.79 $21.79
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Wide Mouth Packaging Bottle, 1000 ml, 50/Case
Item : 1605175 / Model : 312189-0032 CS
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  • Made of high density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1000 ml
  • Quantity: 50/Case
169.29 $169.29
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Economy Wash Bottle, 500 ml, 24/Case
Item : 1604649 / Model : 2401-0500 CS
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  • Wash bottle
  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • 500 milliliter capacity
157.59 $157.59
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Nalgene Acetone LDPE Wash Bottle, 500 ml
Item : SS4084793
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  • Wash bottle
  • Low-density polyethylene
  • 500-milliliter capacity
As low as 32.19 $32.19
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Unitary Wash Bottle, 1000 ml, 2/Pack
Item : 1603598 / Model : 2402-1000 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • 1,000 milliliter capacity
  • Two bottles included in each pack
17.49 $17.49
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Simport Scientific Disposable Specimen Container, 128ml, 1000/Case
Item : 1602090 / Model : C570CPPS CS
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  • Product Type: Disposable Specimen Container
  • Made of polypropylene
  • Capacity: 128 ml
190.29 $190.29
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Qorpak Boston Round Bottle with Cap, 250 ml, 24/Case
Item : 1602678 / Model : GLC-01967 CS
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  • Product type: Boston round bottle
  • Made of glass
  • Capacity: 250 ml
153.19 $153.19
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Distilled Water Wash Bottle, 1000 ml, 2/Pack
Item : 1604773 / Model : 2436-1005 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1000 ml
  • Quantity: 2/Pack
32.39 $32.39
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Unitary Wash Bottle, 750 ml, 4/Pack
Item : 1604741 / Model : 2402-0750 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • 750 milliliter capacity
  • Four bottles included in each pack
34.49 $34.49
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Wide Mouth Bottle, 500 ml
Item : 1605289 / Model : 2100-0016 PK
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  • Product type: Wide mouth bottle
  • Made of Teflon fluorinated ethylene propylene
  • Capacity: 500 ml
123.39 $123.39
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Nalge Nunc International Corp Ethyl Alcohol Wash Bottle, 1000 ml, 4/Pack
Item : 1604750 / Model : 2425-1002 PK
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  • Made of low density polyethylene
  • Capacity: 1000 ml
  • Quantity: 4/Pack
79.69 $79.69
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