Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Durable Universal Polypropylene Containers

Published: May 02, 2012

NEWPORT, Wales (May 03, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced its Thermo Scientific Sterilin Quick Start 30mL Polypropylene Universal Containers. Because the containers are leak-proof, resistant to temperature and chemicals and easier to use, they can better protect samples in all types of laboratories.

The Sterilin Quick Start containers are manufactured from clear polypropylene, which has greater temperature and chemical resistance than other materials such as polystyrene. This meets the needs of a wider range of laboratory applications, from healthcare to life science research.

The new containers have a Quick Start cap with a three-start thread, reducing the number of turns to open and close it. In an independent evaluation against similar products, the containers’ new multi-seal design provided unrivalled leak-free performance. Additionally, a lot number is printed on each container to aid traceability, and the containers are supplied in eight handy bags of 50 (400 containers to a carton).

“The Thermo Scientific Sterilin QuickStart 30mL Universal Containers in clear polypropylene offer significant benefits to laboratories across all industries,” said Rachel Adams, marketing manager, Thermo Scientific Sterilin products. “These versatile products complement our standard polystyrene 30mL universal containers, providing our customers with greater choice to suit both their everyday and more challenging needs.”

The new containers are available in several varieties, including labeled, unlabeled, irradiated and non-pyrogenic. For complete details, call +44 (0)844 844 3737, email or visit

Photograph attached, caption: New Thermo Scientific Sterilin Quick Start 30mL Polypropylene Universal Containers are leak-proof, resistant to temperature and chemicals, easier to use, and better protect samples in all types of laboratories.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit

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