Inert, reusable and recyclable, glass centrifuge tubes are suitable for use in laboratory samples that contain solvents or aggressive chemicals. The tubes are available in multiple sizes, configurations and application-specific designs, and the manufacturer will also design and fabricate custom tubes to exact requirements.
Disposable centrifuge tubes are made from borosilicate glass in compliance with ASTM Specification E438, Type I, Class A or B, and capable of withstanding a relative centrifugal force (RCF) of 2,980. Available with threaded closures or snap caps, the tubes have capacities ranging from 5 mL to 50 mL, and are supplied shrink-wrapped in modular trays.
Reusable centrifuge tubes are manufactured using KIMAX® borosilicate glass to support many test methods, including those used to determine the solubility of dried milk solids, sedimentation in petroleum and standardization of bacterial vaccines. Researchers may order centrifuge tube with capacities ranging from 2 mL to 200 mL. When used with rubber adaptor sleeves, the high-strength tubes are capable of being centrifuged up to a 13,100 RCF.