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Tubes made from cooking oil?
The new generation of tubes "Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased" is made from 90 % "bio-circular", renewable-based feedstook (recycled e.g. from food oil wastes and residues) plus 10 % fossil-based feedstock. Thus, these tubes in the sizes 5.0 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL and 50 mL with screw cap are made of certified polypropylene based on renewable, recycled raw materials and are called "BioBased".
This means that Eppendorf is no longer focusing only on the development of new products, but also on new manufacturing materials. In line with the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" concept, the main goal is to produce polymer products in a much more sustainable way without compromising the guaranteed product quality and performance needed in increasingly demanding research.
The Consumable production centre in Oldenburg/Germany meets the requirements of the ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certification systemAdditionally, sustainability of the tubes is certified by “My Green Lab®” with “ACT Certificates” (Accountability, Consistency, Transparency).
About Eppendorf SE
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microplates, and single-use bioreactor vessels complement the range of highest-quality premium products. As digital solution, Eppendorf is developing new business models and transforming the Eppendorf portfolio to meet Industry 4.0 requirements.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.
Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has about 5,000 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.