Needed: Packaging for Amidol

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  1. mikewhi

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    Hi;

    I will need to break down some Amidol for the people in my co-op in this bulk purchase deal. Can anyone recommend a supplier of good packaging? I am thinking of plastic HDPE bottles like this:

    http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin37.html

    Picture Code G shows the size I plan on using. They cost $3.84 for a quantity of 12. It is 250cc capacity - anyone have any idea how many grams of Amidol this might hold? I would like to re-package in 500gram quantities.

    As for the use of HDPE, most of my photo chemicals seem to be stored in these. The above website says one of the characterisitcs of HDPE is it's resistance to oxygen and HDPE is rated 'fair' at this.

    If anyone has any better source or ideas for long-term storage of Amidol, I would appreciate any suggestions. I would like to find a dark bottle with better resistance to oxygen - but as far as I know even 'fair' resistance may be perfectly fine for storing Amidol for 20 years.

    Thanks.

    -Mike
     
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  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    Isn't Michael and Paula's stock stored in glass since 1908? How about something as commonly available as Mason jars? They aren't dark, but the jars could be stored in the dark or if one had many jars, the extra ones could be wrapped in paper or kept in a box.
     
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    FWIW, I asked a pharmicist friend about getting the old-style glass chemical jars with the glass stopper. He said they were not available any more, at least from the sources he had. Everything in the pharmacy was kept in plastic.

    That being said, I think mason jars would work well. Nice wide mouth, good sealing lids, commonly available. I don't think light exposure bothers amidol - its the air absorption.
     
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    I am getting the containers I plan to use from a company called US Plastics. Their website is www.usplastics.com. They do have the glass jars, but I wouldn't ship them. I would only ship plastic. For my own stock I plan on having the bulk of it in a 5-6 gallon container lined with a heavy plastic bag that can be sealed. I will use a small 500 gram container for the amidol I use. When it's empty I will fill it from the large container.