Lab bottles commonly have a
variety of components, such as bodies, caps and closures, seals, straws,
and droppers that can be made of various materials.
- Borosilicate glass has
high chemical resistance, resists thermal expansion and shock, is
heat-resistant, and is commonly selected for many pharmaceutical
applications. It is the most common glass lab bottle type.
Glass is an inert brittle solid, heat-resistant, and
typically transparent. It does not allow transmission of gases or
vapors, and has solution-compatibility. Lab bottles come in a variety of
glass types, such as borosilicate and soda-lime. Colored or tinted
glass, such as amber, cobalt blue, or red, has ultraviolet (UV)