Plastic or Glass Erlenmeyer flasks - (Mar/16/2010 )
I am in the process of starting a new lab. I will be doing a lot of bacteria cultures in large volumes. I have used glass Glass Erlenmeyer flasks in the past, but I wanted to see if there is a preference for glass or plastic? Anything I should consider beyond the fact that glass can be cleaned and reused? The plastic flask I am looking at is biodegradable after on year in the soil. Has anyone tryed these types of products and if so how did they work and how do you like using them? Thanks
Maybe you want glass because you can autoclave it if necessary? Also what sort of chemicals can you or can't you put in the plastic flasks?
You can get polypropylene plastic baffled erlenmeyers, which can be autoclaved. They will eventually "craze" and become a little opaque, but are still perfectly functional.
Dr.E on Mar 16 2010, 07:28 PM said:
Just being curious, do you allready have a building or is it really a new lab from zero?