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Polystyrene - Is this autoclavable


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#1 insight

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:07 PM

I have found a few products that are made of polystyrene. Is this material autoclavable?

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:12 PM

stuff will melt horribly in the pc

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:14 PM

even some glues and other substances will melt polystyrene

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:14 PM

Hmmm, so its like flimsy plastic then?

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:57 PM

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Hmmm, so its like flimsy plastic then?<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

you could say that. however, it makes for great disposable petri dishes.
i belive they are originally sterlized by exposure to gamma radiation.
or maybe i've been watching too much star trek

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 02:11 AM

I WONT SAY THAT IT LL melt ive been selling containers of the same caliber and i pc them and they dont melt except when you forget to put in the water in your pc and then forget that you pc been on for 2 hours ha happened to me but as a safety put a piece of paper towel on the bottom or paper bag

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:39 PM

only one way to know for sure...
some plastics make it ok,
others don't

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:55 PM

styrofoam? I doubt it.....have to try it




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