Sustainability for Pipettes

Pipettes are the classic lab equipment, everyone is using them: manual or electronic versions, single-channel or multiple-channel, air-cushion or positive displacement, the range of options for pipetting tasks is large.

How can I find a sustainable pipette?

Green pipette
Chemical resistance and autoclavability pre-define specific material usage as well as specific design. The current technologies limit the usage of bio-based raw material as chemical stability and longevity is mandatory.

Healthy working conditions become more and more important and the pipette takes center stage in critical ergonomic considerations. Workflows in today’s laboratories get more and more condensed. The strain is increasing, and the daily workload is demanding for body and mind. Air-conditioned rooms, heavy, unwieldy equipment and constantly repetitive movements put strain on the musculoskeletal system. But also, the mental well-being is negatively affected by high pressure and stress during daily work. An ergonomic design of the pipette itself is the starting point.

The longer the life of a pipette, the more favorable for you as an user and our environment. The price often plays a decisive role when purchasing the next pipette. What about cost-of-ownership? Extend the life of your pipetting instrument by regular cleaning and inspection, regular maintenance, and repair and exchange of spare parts instead of new pipette purchases

The precision and accuracy of pipettes and dispensers are important for the quality of all your work results. Since pipettes are precision instruments with parts subject to normal wear and tear leading to imprecision over the time, only regular maintenance and calibration of pipettes assures a consistent result quality. Precisely working pipettes and devices guarantee that tests do not have to be repeated unnecessarily to obtain correct results. This saves reagents and sample material, but also reduces the consumption of consumables.

Learn more about the product life cycle:

  • Focus on electronic  documentation
  • Supply by 100% renewable energy
  • Transfer of all departments into new building with up-to-date sustainability standards
  • Assembly by 100% renewable energy
  • Re-usable logistic packaging systems for sub-suppliers
  • Cardboard cushion of instrument within package
  • Reduction of color consumption during printing process on pipettes by 10% due to different process
  • Usage of paper-based duck tape
  • Transfer of all production steps into new building with up-to-date sustainability standards
  • Shipment by cargo ship to reduce CO2 footprint
  • Local warehouses to reduce drop-shipments
  • Packaging parts have increasing share of recycled origin


  • Focus on electronic media
  • Focus on certified paper for print material
  • Water-based ink
  • Carbon neutrally printing
  • Supply by 100% renewable energy in marketing department
  • Light weight design for many but comfortable usage steps per day
  • Ergonomic design of the grip
  • Color code for easy identification of volume class
  • Spring-loaded tip cone for comfortable take-up of tips
  • Electronic pipettes have easy-to-change re-chargeable battery
  • Packaging can be 100% recycled (cardboard)