Glass Ampoules: Applications and Limitations

Ampoules are small sealed vials used to contain and preserve a sample in liquid or solid form, protecting the sample from contact with air and contaminants. Typically, ampoules are made of glass, although sometimes plastic is also used. Once the sample is added, the thin top of the ampoule is melted with an open flame, sealing it hermetically. The sample can be accessed when required by snapping off the neck of the ampoule.  

The glass ampoules are more expensive in comparison to other containers; however, the strength and high-quality storage ability make glass ampoules the preferred choice, especially for pharmaceuticals. The glass ampoules are tamper-proof, transparent and able to protect the sample from exposure to gases and liquids.


The applications of glass ampoules are primarily concentrated in the field of pharmaceuticals, but in recent times the applications have also expanded into the cosmetic market. Glass ampoules are sterile, … Read More

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