Using aluminum foil or plastic wrap to cap beakers and flasks has always been a quick fix with questionable effectiveness. The new KIMBLE® Silicone Lids stretch and conform to beaker tops for a tight and secure seal. New from DWK Life Sciences, the world’s largest manufacturer of precision labware, the lids provide a safer closure and are easier to use.
Available in three sizes and three vibrant colors (see video), KIMBLE® Silicon Lids easily conform to fit on beakers, flasks, bottles and cylinders. The stretchy silicone material creates a seal on spouts, beaded tops or threaded necks on glass or plastic vessels. The lids are resistant to heat and chemicals and designed with tabs, so they are easy to put on or take off, even when wearing gloves. Dishwasher-safe and reusable, the lids are a sustainable solution for environmentally conscious labs. Best of all, KIMBLE® Silicon Lids come in bright colors for easy color coding and improve the overall appearance of busy labs.
“We’ve been surprised with the popularity of these unique covers – we knew they were safe, secure and provided a better seal for different laboratory containers, but we were just as happy to see how scientists liked their appearance – they’re using the lids to improve the appearance of the labs by replacing makeshift foil caps and stoppers with bright colors,” said Rick Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at DWK Life Sciences. “There is currently no other lab grade product available that remotely resembles our lids,” he added.
KIMBLE® Silicon Lids have stretchable diameters; small lids have a 43 to 61 mm diameter, medium lids have a 64 to 76 mm diameter, and large lids are 84 to 116 mm diameter. Color choices include pink, green and blue. Lids easily accommodate most 50 mL beakers up to 800 mL beakers. The silicon is resistant to most chemicals and withstands heat with a usable temperature range of ‑40 °C to +180 °C. KIMBLE® Silicon Lids are sold individually or in packages of 3 containing a small, medium and large sized lid in each package.