With increasing marketing demand, plastic laboratory equipment came into existence. However, many laboratory experts still prefer to have glass equipment instead of plastic laboratory equipment. The reason for choosing glassware as a laboratory instrument is it can tolerate a maximum range of temperatures.
Moreover, the glassware offers high resistance to chemicals such as acid, organic solvents, alkali, and saline solutions. But the only things that can destroy the glass are strong alkali, hydrofluoric acid, and concentrated phosphoric acid.