Despite the fact that they are not cheap, their longevity and durability are unmatched. They are a great option for your lab's chemical testing needs. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit your needs. They are also stocked in a wide variety of colors. They can be found online or at your favorite local lab supply store. They are also available in bulk. If you are interested in a quality TLC plate but don't have the budget to burn, this is the solution for you. They come with a warranty and are sold in packages of five. They are available from most major vendors.
Baker-Flex also makes an aluminum oxide based glass TLC plate, as well as a sizable line of precoated plastic TLC plates. They are designed to accommodate a variety of chemicals, including organic compounds. Using these precoated plastic plates allows for the most economical and efficient laboratory testing of organic compounds. They are also designed to withstand a number of abrasions. A word of caution, the plastic is more susceptible to damage than the glass, so care should be taken in transporting the plates.