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Screw top jars for medicines that are clear

Old Mar 15, 20, 10:48 am
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Screw top jars for medicines that are clear

I am looking for 1oz or 2oz clear screw-top jars preferably from Polycarbonate or Tritan to store pill form medications. Nalgene apparently no longer offers these, only polypropylene.

The pharmacy bottles shatter and are not leakproof!

I need something tough and clear as cuts, breakage and, moisture ingress is disastrous for my pill form medications. Also, these are not used for the various soaps, lotions, etc, and are dedicated to my prescription meds. I need them to be clear to see what, how many, condition, etc. at a glance so aluminum and titanium don't work for me in this application.

TIA,
Sid

p.s. I'm in Texas, USA if that matters and fly primarily to Europe when I'm not CONUS
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Old Mar 15, 20, 12:15 pm
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Not 100% sure if they'll be what you want but check on Amazon. If you look for "Craft storage bottles" they have the size and are clear.
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Old Mar 15, 20, 4:49 pm
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Good idea! Unfortunately, all I'm seeing are generic plastic which I'm afraid will shatter like the others I have tried. Some of the polypropylene baby food containers are the right idea but, they generally lack screw-top lids though, a lot of them have latching lids that would probably work if they were Tritan/Polycarbonate.

The lids must prevent liquid intrusion and must prevent the escape of my meds. Past experience with various plastic containers has me pretty strongly against generic plastic containers, especially pharmacy bottles (bad lids and cracked bottle bodies) and reusing vitamin and OTC bottles because they are brittle. Then there is the issue of colored plastic containers in poorly lit hotel rooms so, my insistence that they be clear and not colored (yes, I realize colored bottles prevent light from harming my meds ).
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Old Mar 15, 20, 6:35 pm
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Have you looked at scientific & medical jars? Fisher has a large catalog which you can usually track down in smaller quantities for resale
https://www.fishersci.com/us/en/browse/90094071/jars
https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/h...stic-jars.html
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Old Mar 15, 20, 8:13 pm
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Have you looked at scientific & medical jars? Fisher has a large catalog which you can usually track down in smaller quantities for resale
Yes, but so far they are ~$10/each plus shipping. I was hoping to find something more reasonably priced though, I might get lucky on eBay at some point in the future.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 11:00 am
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Ha - when I saw this post, my first thought was "I bet freecia has some ideas" :-)

I'm not a chemist or materials scientist- are these Nalgene bottles from the Container Store the wrong kind? They're neither of the "polys" you mention, so I don't know https://www.containerstore.com/s/bat...uctId=10018277

Some of the other nalgene bottles I can't tell what they're made from https://www.containerstore.com/s/tra...uctId=10000243

Good luck!
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Old Mar 16, 20, 11:46 am
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Thanks Hoyaheel!

Those are Polyethylene and Polypropolene. They aren't as clear as I would like or as break/crush resistant. Polypropolene is what Nalgene uses in most of their travel bottle 'packs' and is pretty good for shampoo, lotions, and similar things.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 11:40 pm
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Hm, what about checking under "Lexan" which is Polycarbonate? Not quite straight walled jar shaped but square might pack up more easily, if your meds are pourable though the opening.
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https://www.boundarywaterscatalog.co...wm-round-14314

US Plastic sells the polycarbonate jar with polypropylene cap in singles
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...?itemid=134878
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...?itemid=134877

Some places might still have some of Nalgene's Lexan old stock.

I'm guessing the shift towards other plastics is partially due to consumer awareness of BPA's https://www.reddit.com/r/chemistry/c...nate_possible/

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Old Mar 17, 20, 12:26 am
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Yes, I found one Nalgene 2oz Polycarbonate jar at a local store. I found some others online but with a $12 shipping charge, I'm hoping I get lucky on eBay or at a random camping store.

And yes, I think the freak out over BPA's killed the Nalgene jars. I can sort of see it IF you store water or other liquids in them long term but, for most people, it is simply an over reaction like the lady that wreaked of cigarette smoke that warned me about BPA's when I bought a Tritan Nalgene water bottle.

The US Plastic industrial and chemical options seem to be the only option readily available at the moment but, they sure seem spendy relative to the old PC jars at Summit Hut in Tucson.
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