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What Are the Advantages of Centrifuge Tubes? What is It Made Of?

In many laboratories, there is a glass or plastic vessel composed of a hemispherical bottom and a cylinder, which is used to place radioactive or highly corrosive samples, which is a centrifuge tube. Plastic centrifuge tubes placed in the centrifuge keep the sample from spilling while spinning at high speed. You can use centrifuge tubes to separate solids from liquid biochemical solutions. Due to their conical bottom, centrifuge tubes look a lot like mini test tubes.

1. What are the advantages of centrifuge tubes?

The centrifuge tubes are made of pure polypropylene, a very chemically resistant material. These autoclavable centrifuge tubes can withstand temperatures up to 121°C. The tubes have white scales and large blank areas to facilitate writing on these centrifuge tubes. The universally compatible design allows you to use these centrifuge tubes with almost all centrifuge brands. The conical bottom of the centrifuge tube ensures efficient sample separation. The centrifuge tubes are life science consumables designed with a snap-on cap for easy opening and closing.

2. What is the centrifuge tube made of?

Disposable centrifuge tubes can be made of PET, polypropylene, PPCO, polycarbonate or polystyrene. Polypropylene and PPCO centrifuge tubes are autoclavable and offer excellent chemical resistance and good mechanical strength. Polycarbonate, PET and polystyrene centrifuge tubes offer excellent optical clarity and single use. Plastic centrifuge tubes are also available in tinted versions to protect light-sensitive samples.

There are plastic centrifuge tubes commonly used in laboratories. Generally, plastic centrifuge tubes are used more because glass centrifuge tubes cannot be used in high-speed or ultra-high-speed centrifuges.

3. What can the centrifuge tube be used for?

Scientists often use centrifuge tubes to separate solids, liquids, and gases. You can separate solid particles from liquids such as plasma and blood cells. You can do this by spinning the centrifuge tube carrying the material at a very high speed. Centrifuge tubes allow centrifugal force to push heavier materials to the bottom of the tube. Centrifuge tubes are convenient for storing samples to be separated using a centrifuge. Typically, these centrifuge tubes can handle small amounts of samples. Researchers use different types of centrifuge tubes for different tasks and procedures.

Centrifuge tubes are essential items for separation, layering or density gradient separation of samples using a centrifuge. Centrifuge tubes have a variety of applications in biology, especially cell culture and microbiology, chemistry, clinical healthcare and the wider industrial setting. Friends who want to buy medical laboratory consumables, please contact us!