Bottles, Glass

Q. Are the General Purpose glass bottles autoclavable?
A. All the glass bottles are autoclavable. However, only the black phenolic caps with rubber liners are autoclavable.

Q. What is the maximum temperature of the glass?
A. The glass bottle can withstand temperatures up to 500°C.

Q. What is the shelf-life of a glass bottle?
A. Glass containers do not have an expiration date or a limit to their shelf-life.

Q. Is a glass bottle with a poly-vinyl liner chemically compatible with DMSO?
A. No. The glass is OK, but not the liner material. Please check the Chemical Resistance Chart found in the Technical Data under eCatalogs in Resources on our web site for more compatibilities.

Q. How much pressure/vacuum can the glass bottles handle?
A. None of the containers we sell are tested for pressure or vacuum.

Q. How can I tell the thread size my bottle?
A. Please refer to “Determining a Glass Container Thread Finish” found in the Technical Data under eCatalogs in Resources of our web site.

Q. What percentage of a molded glass bottle is made from recycled glass?
A. Up to 60% of the batch used to make bottles is recycled glass.

Q. Are WHEATON molded containers free of heavy metals?
A. We meet the CONEG requirement of less than 100 ppm combined total lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium.

Q. Can the glass Dropping Bottles be used with acids?
A. They can be used with most acids with the exception of hydrofluoric acid.