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    Gas proof plastic bottles?

    I have put Rodinal in glass bottles because original plastic bottle (PE-HD) is not gas proof.Which kind of plastic bottles are gas proof?Thanks.
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    Marked on the bottom will be "PET" and a "1" inside a triangle. However, Glass is class, first class.
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    The Agfa Rodinal bottles are gas proof as you put it and these are still being used by the various suppliers who have Rodinal packed today albeit under their own trade names. Howver the Orwo/Calbe bottles are different and not so good.

    I have had problems with developers oxidising through low density plastic bottles, and have also lost developing agents (Pyrocatechin) stored in these containers as well.

    I keep all my old dev bottles for re-use and have never had any issues at all with Rodinal bottles, or Ilford dev bottles, in fact I've Pyrocat HD made up in water tht's fine after 2 years stored in a Rodinal bottle,

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Marked on the bottom will be "PET" and a "1" inside a triangle. However, Glass is class, first class.
    Just checked a couple of unopened Rodinal bottles, 125ml, from the AgfaPhoto period, maybe 5-6 years old. The marking is "PET-HD" with a "2" inside a triangle. Is there likely to be a problem with the solution in these...it's very dark (darker than I would expect from fresh product).

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    I have used Rodinal, from Agfa that was over ten years old, stored in the agfa plastic bottle, that was very dark indeed, perfect, I wouldn't worry about Rodinal in palstic bottles, it's keeping properties are legendery, I have seen rodinal stored in plastic bottles from the 1980's used this centuary, very dark, but that is common with Rodinal, but it is perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANOL View Post
    I have put Rodinal in glass bottles because original plastic bottle (PE-HD) is not gas proof.Which kind of plastic bottles are gas proof?Thanks.
    ..and num. 2 in the triangle. (PE-HD,2 in triangle)
    Franol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANOL View Post
    I have put Rodinal in glass bottles because original plastic bottle (PE-HD) is not gas proof.Which kind of plastic bottles are gas proof?Thanks.
    coke bottles are,but i would never store chemicals in food containers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Marked on the bottom will be "PET" and a "1" inside a triangle. However, Glass is class, first class.
    "There is a 100 bottles on the wall,
    Ooops...there is a 99 bottles on the wall"

    "There is a 100 plastic bottles on the wall,
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    This plastic version is a never ending song
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