Pipette Tips and Conductive Tips Comparison

Pipette tips and conductive tips are quite similar and different. They are widespread in the laboratory. Pipette tips are the most commonly seen in the laboratory, and conductive tips are also widely used for liquid transfer, providing great convenience for experiments. As for the specifics, we will compare them in the following content.

Pipette Tips

non-sterile pipette tips

A pipette tip is an indispensable tool for laboratory liquid transfer, which is installed on the pipette for use.

  • The pipette tips use virgin polypropylene and are produced by skilled workers in a 100,000-class clean room, and all products will pass strict quality inspections.
  • Pipette tips can be selected with an added filter function and sterilized style.
  • Pipette tips are basically clear in color, but some colored tips are also available, such as light blue and light yellow.
  • In terms of capacity, there are many options for pipette tips. The selection range is from 10uL of micro-volume to 10000uL of large volume to meet the needs of different experimental volumes.

Conductive Tips

tecan tipsConductive tips, also known as automated tips, are commonly used in automated liquid handling machines such as Tecan and Hamilton.

  • The conductive tip is produced with virgin polypropylene in a 100,000-class clean room and will be displayed as a product to be sold after a strict inspection process.
  • Conductive tips are all electronic beam sterilized. Filter models are also available, you can choose according to your needs.
  • Generally, it has a black appearance, the surface of the tip is smooth, and the liquid residue rate is low.
  • It is available in 50uL, 200uL, 300uL, and 1000uL capacity options.

Pipette Tips and Conductive Tips


  • Both of them have the same material and have a smooth surface with low adsorption.
  • They have similar appearance and shape, both are bullet-like cones.
  • The sterilization method is the same, and the production environment of both is a 100,000-level dust-free workshop.
  • Both are non-pyrogenic, non-endotoxin, DNase-free, and RNase-free.


  • They are of different colors. Conductive tips are basically black, while pipette tips are mostly translucent, and some colored pipette tips are also available.
  • Pipette tips have a wider selection of capacities, with 10uL and 20uL micro tips available, as well as more capacities like 100uL, 200uL, 1000uL, 1250uL, 5000uL, and 10000uL. The conductive tips are only available in a limited number of four capacities.
  • As the name suggests, the conductive tip is more conductive than ordinary pipette tips and can be better used in automated equipment.
  • Conductive tips are used in some automated liquid handling instruments, such as Hamilton and Tecan machines. Ordinary pipette tips are often used in conjunction with single-channel and multi-channel pipettes.

The above is the comparison of pipette tip and conductive tip. The similarities and differences between them are introduced respectively so that everyone can have a deeper understanding of these two products. If you have a need for both products, Hawach’s conductive tips and pipette tips are very good choices and we are looking forward to working with you.