Graduated cylinders

Plastic graduated cylinders are a safer alternative to glass. They won’t break, chip or shatter amid the bustle and bumps of everyday lab work. Enjoy their light weight and ease of handling. Simplify volume readings: liquid in plastic cylinders doesn’t form a meniscus, and level liquid avoids confusion and errors. Trust Thermo Scientific Nalgene graduated cylinders to be made from the highest quality laboratory-grade plastic materials for dependably low extractables and excellent chemical compatibility with a wide variety of laboratory solutions.  


glass vs. plastic

A. Glass cylinder    B. Plastic cylinder

Plastic versus glass

Nalgene plastic cylinders don't form a meniscus like glass cylinders do. You can read the liquid level straight across the graduation line. Avoid confusion and errors by using plastic instead of glass.

Which graduated cylinders are right for you?

Nalgene PPCO ASTM Class B Graduated CylindersNalgene PMP ASTM Class B Graduated CylindersNalgene PPCO
Economy Cylinders
Nalgene PMP Economy CylindersNalgene PFA Fluoropolymer CylinderNalgene
Double Scale Pharmaceutical Graduates
Certified lab quality, milky white cylinder with blue baseCertified lab quality,
clear cylinder
with blue base* 
Lower cost,
milky white graduated cylinder
Lower cost,
clear graduated cylinder
Extraordinary chemical resistance, chemically inertPharmacist's choice
Guaranteed accuracyGuaranteed accuracy with visual clarity*Tight budget, general purposeTight budget, visual clarityAggressive and reactive chemicalsPharmaceutical compounding, medication preps
ASTM E1272 Class B ISO standard 6706
21 CFR part 177.1520
ASTM E1272 Class B
ISO standard 6706
21 CFR part 177.1520*
21 CFR part
177.1520  
21 CFR part 177.1520 ASTM E1094
21 CFR part 177.1520
Molded, inked** mLMolded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL
Molded,
mL and oz
10mL–4000mL10mL–4000mL10mL–1000mL10mL–1000mL100mL125mL–1000mL
4oz-32oz
PPCO w/ PP basePMP w/ PP basePPCOPMPPFAPMP w/ PP base
Milky white
cylinder
Clear
cylinder 
Milky white 
cylinder
Clear 
cylinder
Milky white 
cylinder
Clear 
cylinder
Hexagonal
blue base
Hexagonal
blue base
Round
milky white base
Round
clear base
Round
milky white base
Hexagonal
blue base
BPA freeBPA freeBPA freeBPA freeBPA freeBPA free
Phthalate-freePhthalate-freePhthalate-freePhthalate-freePhthalate-freePhthalate-free
ACT Label ACT Label   
*Except for PMP 2L and 4L cylinders  which are not certified to meet  ASTM E1272 accuracy requirements
** Except 2L and 4L sizes 

General chemical compatibility+

 Nalgene PPCO ASTM Class B Graduated CylindersNalgene PMP   ASTM Class B Graduated CylindersNalgene PPCO Economy Cylinders Nalgene PMP Economy CylindersNalgene PFA Fluoropolymer CylinderNalgene 
Double Scale Pharmaceutical Graduates
Acids, dilute or weak
Acids strong, concentrated
Alcohols, aliphatic
Aldehydes
Bases/alkali
Esters
Hydrocarbons, aromatic
Hydrocarbons, halogenated 
Ketones, aromatic
Oxidizing agents, strong

+Ratings are for short term intermittent exposure. Wash thoroughly between uses.
^Except for oxidizing acids, see”Oxidizing agents, strong”


Nalgene PMP Hydrometer Jars

Nalgene PMP Hydrometer Jars are the perfect shatter-proof mate to your hydrometer for specific gravity measurements. Take it into the field, production environments, or use it in the lab. This hydrometer jar will stand up to the bumps of a busy work environment without the risks associated with shattered glass.



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