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Kimble™ KIMAX™ Plastic Test Tubes

An economical alternative to glass.

Manufacturer: kimble™  51013-100E

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Catalog No. S32169


Description & Specifications


Autoclavable Yes
Diameter (Metric) Outer 13mm
Length (Metric) 100mm
Material Polystyrene
RCF Rating 1400 x G
Product Type Test Tube
Sterile No
Max. Force 1400xG

Plastic test tubes can be used in place of glass for most routine laboratory procedures.

Polypropylene tubes

  • Can be centrifuged up to 3000rcf
  • Autoclavable up to 120°C for 15 minutes
  • Tolerate most common acids and solvents at room temperature
Polystyrene tubes
  • Not autoclavable
  • Can be centrifuged up to 1400rcf
  • Tolerate aqueous solutions, mild bases and weak acids