Sterile bottles are used in medical, pharmaceutical, and science laboratories to prevent samples and testing materials from becoming contaminated. The sterilization process requires a steaming, boiling, or dry heat method that uses high temperatures to kill any microorganisms present. Some packaging companies use secondary packaging like air-sealed plastic to store bottles after sterilization, to help prevent contamination before first use.

What Are Sterile Bottles?

Sterile bottles are popular for use in science and pharmaceuticals labs. With the correct airtight closures they help to keep sensitive samples and materials from contamination. Sterile bottles are free of bacteria and other microorganisms, so product stored in lab and science bottles that are sterilized maintain purity. The sterile containers help ensure tests are as accurate as possible, and eliminate negative variables that can affect results.

Sterile HDPE, LDPE, and PETG Plastic Bottles

Most HDPE, LDPE, and PETG plastic bottles are reusable, recyclable, and just as efficient as their glass counterparts. Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ PETG and HDPE plastic bottles are economical, shatter-resistant, and come in several sizes and capacities. Some options come with PP or HDPE leak-resistant caps included in the order. Plastic graduated bottles can be graduated in mold or have ink markings indicating measurements. Pre-printed LDPE wash bottles provide sterile wash options, from industry-standard color-coded bottles that are durable and portable.

Glass Bottles for Sterile Packaging

Packaging options for sterile containers include glass that can be sterilized more than once without affecting structural integrity. Sterile glass bottles seal airtight with the correct closures, to help further prevent any chance of contamination during storage of products or materials. Glass will not affect the contents of sterile containers because it doesn't leech chemicals or absorb oils or liquids. The non-porous construction of glass also helps prevent air, dust, bacteria, and mildews from forming when containers are properly sealed.

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