Tube with saline solution
Tube with saline solution
As one of the largest manufacturers of special and centrifuge tubes worldwide, we produce skirted and non-skirted tubes with round, conical and flat bases. In addition to the range of different tube materials, volumes, packaging varieties, purity standards and printed or labelled tubes, we can also provide you with customised product versions, such as barcode labelling.
Screw cap tube, 90 x 13 mm, PP, round base, filled with 1 ml NaCl (0.9%), with assembled cap, paper label, sterile, 100 pcs./bag
Screw cap tube, 101 x 16,5 mm, PP, round base with skirted base, filled with 1 ml NaCl (0.9%), with assembled cap, paper label, sterile, 100 pcs./bag
Tube 2.5 ml, 75 x 13 mm, with false bottom, round, PP, with injected graduation from 1.0 to 2.5 ml, without cap, 1.000 pieces packed in the bag
Tube 2.5 ml, 75 x 13 mm, with false bottom, round, PP, with injected graduation from 1.0 to 2.5 ml, with assembled cap, 100 unsterile pieces packed in the bag
Tube 2.5 ml, 75 x 13 mm, with false bottom, round, PP, with injected graduation from 1.0 to 2.5 ml, without cap, 500 pieces in the StackPack
Screw cap tube, 2.5 ml, 75 x 13 mm, with conical false bottom, PP, 442 pcs./StackPack
Tube, 3 ml, 75 x 10 mm, round base, PP, 1,000 pcs./bag
Tube 92 x 13 mm with false bottom, 3.5 ml, assembled cap, with printed graduation and application line for barcode label, rounded bottom
Tube 92 x 13 mm with false bottom, 3.5 ml, assembled cap, with printed graduation and application line for barcode label, flat bottom
Tube 92 x 13 mm with false bottom, 3.5 ml, without cap, without print, with flat bottom
The scale on the 15 ml tubes has a volume tolerance of approx. +/- 100 µl, while the tolerance on the 50 ml tubes is +/- 250 µl.
The different types of tubes and materials used do not allow to make a general statement on this. You can find a more accurate statement on centrifugability in the product specifications for the respective item.
If reagent and centrifuge tubes are manufactured from polypropylene or polycarbonate, they can be autoclaved at 121°C without any appreciable loss of mechanical properties.
Due to their low temperature resistance, tube caps typically manufactured from polyethylene (PE) cannot be recommended for sterilisation by autoclaving. Screw caps made from polypropylene (PP) should be slightly loosened to prevent tube deformation caused by pressure and temperature changes during the autoclaving process.
The user must check whether other product characteristics are affected by autoclaving in terms of the desired use.
Products or product components manufactured from polyethylene (PE) cannot in principle be recommended for autoclaving at 121°C. This is due to the low temperature resistance of the PE plastic, which has a maximum long-term use temperature of 60–80°C. It is therefore not possible to rule out an impairment of the product. One example of such an impairment is geometric distortion, which can lead to leaks in tubes.
The use of PP tubes at temperatures below zero centigrade must be carefully tested under real conditions as the load on the tubes can be very different depending on the medium to be frozen and the routine conditions. We are able to give you some tips on the basis of our experience and tests we have carried out on PP tubes.
In principle, with products made of PP, the strength values are reduced at temperatures below 0°C, and it is therefore necessary to ensure that the frozen tubes are not exposed to any particular mechanical loads (e.g. do not let the tubes fall off the table). The freezing conditions must be selected such that the content can be evenly frozen or frozen from the bottom to the top. Cracks caused by strain can occur in the lower part if the upper part of the tube freezes first as a result of unfavourable freezing conditions. For example, depending on the diameter of the hole, stands made out of Styrofoam have a strongly insulating effect which makes it more difficult to ensure the even freezing of the tubes. In principle, the tubes should have sufficient room to expand in a stand or storage container. Due to the large number of possible influence factors, we recommend you carry out a freezing test under your routine conditions.