Our range of glass vials includes: injection vials, dram vials, screw thread diagnostic vials as well as specimen tubes and snap top vials. We also offer a large selection of caps and closures to suit your specific requirements.
Types of glass vials;
USP Type I Borosilicate Glass: The least reactive type of glass available for containers.
USP Type II De-alkalized Soda-Lime Glass: Contains higher levels of sodium hydroxide and calcium oxide than type I. Though quite stable and safe to use with products below a pH level 7, it is not as stable as type I.
USP Type III Soda-Lime Glass: Used for storing dry powder & liquids which are insensitive to alkali. Not to be used for products that are to be autoclaved, but is suitable for dry heat sterilization.
USP Type NP Soda-Lime Glass: General purpose glass - suited for non-parenteral products (to be consumed orally or by inhalation) The vial intended to be in contact with heating or chemicals. Often used for storing medicines especially in tablet form.
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