How to choose the best glass material for my laboratory?

In our laboratories, we are daily using glass material; tubes, flasks, flasks, agitators, pipettes, among others. But are we really choosing the right material for the use we want to make of it?

Many times, we get manufacturers that by pipettes sales for example, tell us anything by compromising the quality of the work, preventing us from making a good choice.

For saving us money we buy money, for example in pipette sales, which apparently do not seem to make any difference to the more expensive ones; however at first use they break down; in this situation what would you think? Are the pipettes of poor quality? And the answer is: No. The material they were made of was not strong enough to withstand high velocity, just like heavy chemicals or high temperatures, but they are perfect pipette sales for other applications where they do not expose themselves to such extreme conditions.

That is why it is important to choose our material according to the application we are going to give you and for which we will focus on two crucial factors: material and class. in this article we will expand information about the material.

 

What is the best material?

As the saying goes, it all depends on the crystal with which you look… Or rather on the glass with which it is made. Usually the laboratory material is either made of Borosilicate or Soda.

Soda glass is suitable for products that will not be exposed to high temperatures or will not contain strong chemicals for extended periods of time. To find out what material your materials such as pipettes are made of, you should consult the pipette sales section.

Borosilicate glass, on the other hand, presents Boron oxide in its composition, which is why it has excellent physical and chemical properties. It is ideal for applications where good chemical resistance is required, capable of resisting not only high temperatures, but abrupt changes of the same one, besides that they can be used in centrifuges and agitators of great speed, and counts on high mechanical resistance. It is only attacked by hydrofluoric acid and, at high temperatures, by strong bases and concentrated phosphoric acid.

It is very important to take into account this consideration, especially if the material is purchased through a bidding process, because if the required material is not specified we will be able to receive a product that does not meet our needs.