[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
- Nalge: Technical Data sheets
- 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