High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Plastic Lab Bottles offer good strength and chemical resistance. HDPE bottles offer stronger tensile strength than LDPE containers, are harder and more opaque, and can withstand somewhat higher temperatures: 120°C (248°F) for short periods, 110°C (230°F) for longer periods. High-density polyethylene cannot withstand autoclaving. Can't find what you're looking for? Call us at (888) 322-5722 for immediate assistance. View our chemical resistance chart --->

HDPE Chemical resistance

  • Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated acids, alcohols, bases and esters
  • Good resistance (minor attack) to aldehydes, ketones and vegetable oils
  • Limited resistance (moderate attack suitable for short-term use only) to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, mineral oils, and oxidizing agents
  • Poor resistance, and not recommended for use with halogenated hydrocarbons