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Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased
Product InformationSustainability is playing an increasingly important role in the perception and purchasing decision of customers looking for laboratory consumables. The Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased with screw caps in volumes of 5.0 to 50 mL reduce significantly the product-related carbon footprint. These tubes are of 90 % biobased plastic, and represent Eppendorf's serious attempt to decouple single-use consumables from the usage of fossil resources.
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The Eppendorf Tubes BioBased in the sizes 5.0 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL, 50 mL open up new doors to make laboratory work significantly more sustainable without jeopardizing experimental results. By using a second-generation biobased polymer made from 90 % renewable resources (e.g. waste and residues from vegetable oil refining or waste cooking oil) the product-related carbon footprint of these tubes was significantly reduced. "General Quality Certificates" on compliance with standards and general quality requirements, product-specific and lot-specific purity certificates as well as "ACT Certificates" (the independent environmental impact factor certification by My Green Lab) certify the well-known premium product quality you can expect from Eppendorf Tubes combined with a sustainability factor that will clearly be visible in your laboratory carbon footprint with continuous use of these tubes. Like our tubes made of virgin polypropylene, these tubes are also your solution for cell culture and cell biology applications as well as for sample preparation protocols in microbiology and molecular biology laboratories. Whether centrifugation, mixing, or other applications, the Eppendorf Tubes BioBased in 5.0 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL and 50 mL – with screw cap – will complete your workflows in an excellent way. Additionally, they support you in your efforts to become visibly more environmentally friendly in the laboratory.
Disposal of Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased and their packaging material
Recycling of materials becomes more and more important every day. E.g.in Europe almost 100 % of cardboard material is already recycled. The packaging material of the Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased is made of different materials – for the most part made from cardboard.
Eppendorf consumables and thus also Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased are shipped in packaging in which both the shipping carton and the folding carton consist of at least 92 % recycled cardboard.
Please support our global sustainability initiative of recycling valuable raw material by collecting the cardboard packaging material of tubes. Dispose of the packaging material in the designated collection containers in your organization and region.
After usage, the tubes themselves are defined as potentially being contaminated. This contamination can be based on biohazard, chemical hazard, or even nuclear hazard. Therefore, recycling of these vessels can be challenging. In many countries, critical waste must be burned due to legal restrictions. However, energy and heat can be recovered from thermal recycling of contaminated laboratory consumables.
To reduce the amount of critical plastic waste, you should use at least two waste containers: One for critical waste and one for non-critical waste. The definition of these two groups may depend on local regulations and should be communicated/ trained in your lab accordingly. For further local waste recycling options please contact your local biosafety officer and your local waste management.
We strongly recommend a certified local recycling partner. Keeping it “local“, will reduce the impact of transportation, and the „certified“ aspect is recommended due to the safe and sustainable handling of lab waste.
|Specifications||Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased 5.0 mL||Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased 15 mL||Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased 25 mL||Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased 50 mL|
|Diameter (mm)||15.2 mm||15.2 mm||28.3 mm||28.3 mm|
|Packing||200 tubes (2 bags × 100 tubes)||500 tubes (10 bags × 50 tubes)||200 tubes (8 bags × 25 tubes)||500 tubes (20 bags × 25 tubes)|
|Purity grade(s)||sterile, pyrogen-, DNase-, RNase-, human and bacterial DNA-free||sterile, pyrogen-, DNase-, RNase-, human and bacterial DNA-free||sterile, pyrogen-, DNase-, RNase-, human and bacterial DNA-free||sterile, pyrogen-, DNase-, RNase-, human and bacterial DNA-free|
|Material||tube: polypropylene (raw material USP class 6), screw cap: high-density polyethylene (HDPE)||tube: polypropylene (raw material USP class 6), screw cap: high-density polyethylene (HDPE)||tube: polypropylene (raw material USP class 6), screw cap: high-density polyethylene (HDPE)||tube: polypropylene (raw material USP class 6), screw cap: high-density polyethylene (HDPE)|
|Volume||5.0 mL||15 mL||25 mL||50 mL|
|Operating temperature||-86 °C – 100 °C||-86 °C – 100 °C||-86 °C – 100 °C||-86 °C – 100 °C|
|Centrifugation stability||up to 25,000 x g1)||up to 19,500 x g1)||up to 17,000 x g1)||up to 19,500 x g1)|
|Bottom shape||V bottom||conical||conical||conical|
1)Test conditions: Rotor FA-45-6-30 in Eppendorf Centrifuge 5810 R (using a suitable centrifuge adapter for 15 mL tube), sample: saline solution (density: 1.0 g/mL), controlled centrifugation temp.: 25 °C, centrifugation time: 90 min
- Convenient and safe cell culture applications
- Sample preparation in microbiology and molecular biology labs
- Storage of samples and solutions with larger volumes
- Preparation of mastermixes and buffers
- Premium biobased polypropylene - produced from recycled feedstock in second generation - in this case derived solely from waste and residue streams e.g. from vegetable oil production and used cooking oil
- ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) to enable traceability along the entire supply chain
ACT (Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency) Certification - the independent validation provided by My Green Lab®
Lot-specific purity certificates from an independent laboratory can be downloaded from Eppendorf website
General Quality Certificates on compliance with standards and general Eppendorf quality requirements
- Premium USP class 6 raw material and no use of slip agents, plasticizers, and biocides during manufacturing ensure highest sample integrity
- Cap with flattened and grooved sides supports a user-friendly ergonomic handling, enables a stable upright positioning, and minimizes contamination risk.
- Reliable and safe labelling due to a large writing area on the tube and due to a flat and light-colored cap
- High g-Safe centrifugation stability
- Precise dimensions enable maximum compatibility with centrifuge rotors, mixers and shakers
- Optimal sample and pellet visibility
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