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Qorpak Introduces Thermal-Resistant 250cc Borosilicate Jar to U.S. Labs and Museums
Multi-purpose jar, a Qorpak exclusive, is ideal for fluid preservation; wide-mouth and straight-sided round shape provides greater utility, easy viewing of contents

CHICAGO - (November 15, 2016) - Qorpak, a division of Berlin Packaging and a longstanding trusted provider of packaging and laboratory supplies, today announced the immediate availability of its new 250cc straight-sided, wide-mouth borosilicate glass jar. The high performance jar, a U.S. exclusive to Qorpak, gives customers in fields ranging from chemical manufacturing and laboratory research to natural history and medical museums a thermal and chemical-stable workhorse for storage or specimens and liquid chemicals.

Thanks to its 70mm wide mouth opening and lack of slanted shoulders, the glass jar offers easy viewing of contents as well as convenient access and storage. Qorpak's product research indicated a strong demand for the shape and material of the new jar, manufactured from Type 1 borosilicate glass. Type 1 borosilicate is more resitant to temperature changes than regular glass and provides a greater assurance of the content's integrity. The material is commonly used where clarity and chemical durability, as well as thermal stability, are required.

"Our new 250cc borosilicate glass jar will be a game changer for customers seeking the quality of borosilicate with the functionality of a standard packaging bottle, at an afforable cost," said Karen Brooks, Qorpak vice president. "Anyone familiar with the recommendations in 'Fluid Preservation: A Comprehensive Reference' by John Simmons knows how important shelf-stable glass jars are to speciment preservation. This jar will satisfy those kinds of long-term storage needs exactly."

Qorpak's new multi-purpose borosilicate glass jar is available in a 12-count case, and can be purchased either alone or paired with green thermoset F217 and PTFE-lined caps. Other cap and liner materials are available. The jars can be distinguished from regular jars by the Qorpak borosilicate logo on the bottom.

To learn more about Qorpak's 250cc borosilicate glass straight-sided round jars, or to purchase, go to


Qorpak's Relaunched Website Improves Shopper Experience
New eCommerce Site Boosts Online Offerings, Steamlines Usability for Buyers of Laboratory Supplies

CHICAGO - (October 20, 2015) - Qorpak, the longstanding trusted provider of laboratory packaging and supplies, today announced a newly-upgraded website that benefits its wide array of customers, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging enterprises.

For more than 30 years, Qorpak’s packaging and supplies have played a vital role in the day-to-day functioning of laboratories throughout dozens of industries. With a contemporary feel and a cutting-edge eCommerce interface, the relaunched website promotes Qorpak’s extensive assortment of products for laboratories with an easier and more robust shopping experience. The site is available now at

Qorpak's new web platform offers important enhancement, including:

  • Greater product selection with more than 7,000 items now online
  • Easier navigation with improved category and sub-category hierarchies so customers can quickly find what they need
  • More information on value-added services, such as customer-specific case packing and labeling, to improve efficiency in the lab
  • Improved customer portals to allow customers to log-in and see customized information, streamlining the process of restocking supplies
  • Better shipping to shorten lead times and offer better delivery options
  • Single-page checkout that makes purchasing from Qorpak as easy as ordering from the most popular eCommerce websites

"Our website is a critical channel for us and our customers. This refresh ensures our company's uniqueness and leadership in the market is reflected in the quality of both the look and functionality of our site," said Jennifer Elliott, Business Development Analyst at Qorpak.

The new continues a successful relationship with Ignify, a Microsoft Partner of the Year since 2010. “We started working with Ignify in 2009. When it came to relaunching our site, we evaluated other providers, but it was clear that Ignify eCommerce’s capabilities and track-record were a perfect fit for us,” added Elliott.

The relaunched website is part of a broader growth strategy for Qorpak. Qorpak has been enjoying double-digit organic growth over the last five years. This momentum is helped by the company's focus on customer thrill, a long-standing track-record of on-time delivery, and an expert sales and support team. The company is investing for more growth, including continuing to add new items, adding sales staff across the country, and increasing warehouse space.

About Qorpak

Qorpak, a division of Berlin Packaging, is a leading worldwide supplier of laboratory containers and supplies. For more than 30 years, Qorpak has served laboratory, research, and testing professionals through its own expert sales and service team as well as through an international network of distributors. In addition to thousands of types of containers and closures in plastic, glass and metal, Qorpak sells commonly used chemicals, supplies and benchtop equipment. Qorpak is a one-stop shop, with a majority of these products in-stock and ready to ship. Qorpak is a Hybrid Packaging Supplier® in the laboratory marketplace, as Qorpak brings together the best elements in manufacturing, distribution, and income-generating service providers. In addition to containers, the company provides kitting, packaging, design, financing, consulting, warehousing, and logistics services. The company can be reached at (800) 922-7558,, and on Twitter and Facebook.


Ignify Features Qorpak Web Upgrade in Case Study

Measuring Success: Lab Supplies Company Delivers High-Quality, User-Friendly Shopping Experience with Ignify eCommerce

"Qorpak has a strong business culture that is dedicated to thrilling our customers. One of the main reasons we decided to upgrade our ecommerce site was to enhance that customer experience. Ignify eCommerce helps us serve our customers with the latest technology on a daily basis." - Karen Brooks - Qorpak Vice President