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Glass Ampules available from various places

Laboratory glassware is a specialist field and there are a range of places which stock the correct items for your needs. If you are looking for ampules, you're most likely looking for a large bulk order of them. I have a few contacts who may be able to help.

I found Johnsen and Jorgensen very helpful (phone (UK) 01618 741930) website http://www.jjpack.com/ but at the time (2006/04) they had moved away from the ampule business and were doing well in the business of manufacturing diverse items including glass bottles, jars, vials, cosmetic containers, pharmaceutical receptacles, containers, buckets, bottles, free standing UN containers, food containers, giftware, PET bottles, bowls, stoneware, candleholders, fluorescent coloured shot glasses and other special containers. The people at Johnsen and Jorgensen recommended two other places for the supply of glass ampules:

Labsales in Rochdale - phone 01706 356444


Adelphi in Sussex http://www.adelphi.uk.com

These places may be worth a call if you're looking to buy millions of ampules. But if you only want a few thousand ampules, or a few hundred, I may have what you are looking for here! Zyra's Bazaar will be moving, and I'd rather not move the boxes full of 50ml glass ampules and 5ml glass ampules across the world to another location. So if you're interested, contact us. The stock is currently located in the East of England. Shipping can be arranged.

Glass ampules are in effect small bottles, usually used in the pharmaceutical industry, but instead of having a cork or a screw-cap, they are designed to be filled and then sealed by melting the glass bottle neck to form a perfect hermetically sealed glass envelope. The idea is that whatever you've sealed inside the ampule will remain inside the ampule indefinitely, until such time as the glass is broken open.

If you're trying to remember the name of that movie in which glass ampoules are found in a shipwreck, how about "The Deep" by Peter Benchley? Worth a search on Amazon and other Video Shops

Essentially this page is the same as the page of Ampoules except that the spelling of the word has been changed to "ampules" to take account of the fact that it's spelt differently by different people.