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[Nalge] A registered trademark for a series of plastic containers made from Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Teflon®, Silicone, acrylic, Polystyrene, and Polycarbonate. Originally sold for laboratory use, most of these containers are relatively inert to chemicals and solvents. At the end of the 20th century, Nalgene® introduced a line of consumer products, including the popular sports' water bottles that were advertised as indestructable.



Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002