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10 Best Dropper Cap Assembly Facts To Increase Your Knowledge

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10 Best Dropper Cap Assembly Facts To Increase Your Knowledge

When you or your business is in need of wholesale glass dropper bottles, you probably don’t put much thought into the most important part of many products: the dropper cap assembly. Also known as a medicine dropper cap, glass dropper cap, plastic dropper cap, or eye dropper, we have a full selection on our site!

If you have ever used essential oils, CBD oil, or liquid medication, you’ll know that without the glass dropper, the liquid would not go to its intended place but would instead cause a mess. Valuable products would also be wasted due to the difficulty in pouring just the right amount from the medicine dropper bottle. Glass droppers help customers and those dispensing products in liquid dropper bottles to avoid the loss of valuable inventory.

What is a Dropper Cap Assembly?

Child Resistant Dropper Cap Assembly
     Child Resistant Dropper Cap Assembly

Dropper caps are made of three main parts: the rubber bulb, the plastic cap, and the glass pipette. Together, they form the cap of a glass bottle that’s meant to hold liquid. The rubber bulb is the “squeezable” part of the lid, the cap is simply the part that screws onto the bottle itself, and the pipette is simply the glass tube that is connected to the bottom of the cap and extends into the glass bottle.

This dropper cap assembly allows the user to safely remove liquid from the bottle and/or use just as much as is needed, one drop at a time. Pipettes are available in a clear or calibrated version which lets you accurately measure the amount of liquid that is being dispensed. 

The Physics of Dropper Caps

A dropper cap assembly uses the laws of physics to pull liquid from an liquid dropper bottle and into the glass tube. First, the user squeezes the rubber bulb on the lid. This forces out the air in the pipette and creates a vacuum. Then the pipette is inserted into the liquid and pressure is released from the cap. The vacuum needs to be filled, so the essential oil, medication, or other liquid has no choice but to go into the pipette.

The liquid then stays in the pipette until use. Anyone using a dropper cap assembly can then control the amount of product they squeeze out, thanks to the small hole at the end of the pipette. Once done, the extra liquid still in the pipette can simply be squeezed back into the liquid dropper bottle.

Dropper Cap Assembly Types

Tamper-Evident Dropper Cap Assembly
           Tamper-Evident Dropper Cap Assembly

Regular dropper cap assemblies are simply that: a cap, a rubber bulb, and a pipette which may or may not be calibrated.

Another common type of dropper cap assembly is the “Euro” style. This style includes a dripper insert and is useful for bottles meant to hold fragrances, herbal extracts, and oils. It’s used for when precise measurements aren’t needed. The cap comes with the dripper already inside it and can be used by turning the glass dropper bottle upside down and dripping a liquid one drop at a time.

Tamper-evident dropper caps have a ring that’s broken when the lid is unscrewed, and this allows you to easily see if a bottle has been opened before.

CRC dropper assembly caps are designed to be child-resistant.  The child-resistant dropper cap assembly requires two separate motions to open, making it challenging for children to open while remaining senior-friendly.

Pipettes, and What They Do

The pipette is perhaps the most important part of a dropper cap assembly. They can be made of glass or even plastic, and they’re meant to draw liquid from a glass bottle and then dispense it. The great thing about pipettes is that they let you to dispense a liquid without spilling any extra drops or wasting any product.

To Contain, or To Dispense?

Pipettes are useful in a wide range of industries. Pipettes have two basic purposes . TC (To Contain) means a pipette is meant to hold a precise volume while TD (To Dispense) means that pipette has a design meant to squeeze out a very specific amount of liquid. This is very useful for, say, dosing medicines or supplements.

The Different Pipette Types

The regular type of pipette, or dropper cap assembly, is simply meant to capture and dispense liquid. Etched or calibrated pipettes have measurements on the pipette itself (typically in ml) and are meant for more specific purposes when used with liquid dropper bottles.

Dropper Cap AssemblyUses for the Dropper Cap Assembly

Dropper caps are useful for everything from pharmaceuticals to fragrances. CBD oil is dispensed using dropper caps and herbal remedies also make use of these products. Laboratories and schools can also find dropper caps with calibrated pipettes to be useful for their studies.

Different Styles and Colors

Since different colors of glass bottles exist, so do different colors and styles of dropper caps and pipettes. We carry the original clear glass dropper bottle, amber glass dropper bottles, as well as the matching cap assembly. Amber pipettes can be ordered to match amber glass bottles, and caps with green pipettes can be ordered to match bottles of the same color. The most common type is flint, or clear, pipettes.

Dropper cap assemblies, paired with eye dropper bottles, can also come in different colors (usually black or white) and as the regular Boston Round cap or the Euro Round cap.

Different Bottles, Different Pipette Sizes

Pipettes also come in different sizes, ranging from 48mm to 100mm. You don’t want to have a pipette be so long that it touches the bottom of a glass jar, since glass is such a fragile material that easily breaks. It’s also a bad idea to have one be so short that it cannot reach the liquid on the bottom of a bottle.

Handy tables that are included on our product pages will help you find the right size.

Different Cap Materials

Plastics are most commonly used for dropper cap assemblies. In a plastic dropper, polypropylene and polyethylene are two common materials used to make up the caps, with Euro caps usually made of polypropylene. These materials don’t react with water, don’t easily crack and are durable, which help to prevent damage and leaks.

Offering Customers the Best

Dropper cap assemblies offer more options than it seems at first, and you can find the right type to suit your customers’ needs.

We offer dropper caps and liquid dropper bottles in several styles that will meet your packaging and product needs. If you’re looking to keep your products safe and make them easy for your customers to use, contact us and we’ll help you find the right solution today.

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8 Simple Reasons Why HDPE Bottles Are the Best Choice

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8 Simple Reasons Why HDPE Bottles Are the Best Choice

 

HDPE Bottles – Perfect for Pharmaceutical & Nutritional Products

A HDPE bottle provides manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutritional products with a package that ensures against the contamination of the product. HDPE is often used to make medicine bottles since it’s a thermoplastic, meaning it can be molded into any shape necessary. They also have a white, medical-grade appearance and look attractive when labeled. A HDPE plastic bottle is economical, comes in a variety of sizes, and rank amongst the most sustainable packaging options.

If you are marketing a pharmaceutical or nutritional product, HDPE bottles are the most effective option from a logistics, price, quality, and environmental standpoint. Here’s why:

1 – Plastic Container Strength

HDPE  bottles provide strength while remaining lightweight. Drop one to the floor and it sustains no damage, even against a hard surface. HDPE is known for its outstanding tensile strength and strength-to-density ratio, as well its high-impact resistance. This means manufacturers can rest assured that their products remain safe when packaged in HDPE bottles.

2 – Container Durability

You can leave HDPE bottles in storage for years, and they remain in pristine condition, provided you avoid exposing them to intense heat. These plastic bottles are ideal for providing long-lasting protection for a variety of products. In general, they can withstand temperatures from -148 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit, making them a great choice for pharmaceutical use.

3 – Chemical Resistance

                       Pharmaceutical HDPE Bottle

HDPE plastic bottles are the best choice for medicines, foods, and beverages because they have no reaction to the ingredients of items stored inside them. HDPE can withstand most strong mineral acids and bases and has excellent resistance to chemicals. They are also non-leaching meaning that whatever the contents, it will not leach into the bottle itself. For these reasons, HDPE bottles are perfect for all kinds of medication as well as vitamins and a variety of popular nutritional supplements. 

4 – Resistance to Weather, Insects, and Mold

Weather, insects, and mold can certainly spoil medicines, supplements, liquids, and foods. HDPE resists mold, mildew, and rotting, making it the preferred plastic material for bottles. HDPE plastic containers are also very weather-resistant, including below freezing temperatures,  which adds an additional layer of protection for the products inside.

5 – Low Cost

HDPE plastic bottles are also great for the bottom line because they add little to the cost of the product. HDPE bottles offer the perfect combination of strength, cost-efficiency, and environmental friendliness.

6 – Food Safe

HDPE bottles can be sterilized with radiation or with boiling water and remain unaffected. Food-grade HDPE containers are considered the safest type of plastic for food storage. These containers pass the Food and Drug Administration’s requirements for excellent food safety. Though food-safe containers are made with HDPE, not all HDPE products are food-safe. Some HDPE applications, such as gas cans, do not need to adhere to food safety requirements. Before using an HDPE product for food, milk, or water storage, make sure it is made with food-grade HDPE. 

7 – UV Resistant

Ultraviolet (UV) light resistance is important for many HDPE applications. For example, HDPE pipes may require UV resistance. HDPE can easily be made to be UV resistant by adding a special pigment during the molding process.

8 – Sustainable

White HDPE PackerHDPE is one of the most sustainable plastic packaging on the market. About 25-100% of HDPE is made from recycled plastic. For example, when HDPE bottles are recycled, they are often repurposed into other HDPE products, such as toilet partitions, commercial vanities, or locker-room doors. 

This chain of recycling is very important from a green point of view. HDPE is not biodegradable, which means it does not break down in a landfill for a very long time. By recycling HDPE bottles, the plastic winds up in another product rather than a landfill. 

At the recycling center, HDPE needs to be separated according to grade. Some HDPE plastic is very thick, such as those used for partitions, while others are thin, such as those used for bottles. Once separated, the plastics are cleaned to remove debris. It is important that only HDPE material is homogenized during the recycling process. If any impurities are left in the plastic, it can damage the end product.

HDPE bottles offer pharmaceutical and nutritional products marketers with the ideal packaging. They come in a variety of sizes, prevent contamination, are cost-effective, and highly sustainable. Silver Spur Corporation provides HDPE bottles that exceed all medical-grade requirements, take labels efficiently, and offer a sustainable solution. 

Alternatively, Silver Spur Corporation manufactures PET bottles, which have the same great characteristics but are clear as glass, perfect when you want the shopper to see the product.

To learn more about HDPE bottles and how they will help your product fly off the shelf, contact us or request a sample.

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Choosing the Perfect Cap or Closure for your Product – 4 Critical Reasons to Consider

Choosing the Perfect Cap or Closure For Your Product

4 Critical Reasons to Consider

The packaging and presentation of a product are often just as important as the contents of the product. The design of the bottle and cap or closure used for the product will determine not only the use of the product but its safety for consumers and their families. The wrong selection for your product’s cap can make your product difficult to use or unsafe and deter customers from making recurring purchases.

It is important go over your options and make certain considerations when finding the perfect cap or closure for your company’s product.  When choosing a cap or closure for your product you must think not only about your actual product but also the container being used and the intended use for your customers. At Silver Spur, we provide a wide variety of caps and finishes for your needs.

1 – Your Bottle’s Intended Use

What is your product going to be used for and what is the consistency of your product? For liquid products consider the use of our Euro Round Dropper Caps with a pipette to avoid wastage and spills. A pipette is a small plastic or glass tube used to measure and transfer liquids.  For thicker consistencies consider a screw-on cap. Also, consider whether the consumers purchasing your product will need to measure volume to gauge proper dosing and usage where a marked dropper cap will be an appropriate and necessary choice.

2 – Consider Your Customers

While it is impossible to take into account all of the possible types of consumers that will be using your product it is a good idea to consider your main market and most common consumer. For example, if your customers tend to be older it would be wise to avoid child-resistant caps and focus on caps with ribbed closures such as our Boston Round PPC Cap available in a variety of sizes to assist with grip and opening of your product.

3 – Associated Risks & Product Safety

Child-Resistant Cap or Closure
                    Child-Resistant Cap or Closure

Think about the hazards and risks associated with your product. If your product presents a high risk of harming children and has a high probability of being used in households of families it would be beneficial to research and implement child-resistant caps.

This is important for the safety of your customers and to limit possible liability towards your company in the case of misuse.  It is also crucial to consider maintaining the integrity of your product and providing a cap for your product that is safe and practical.

4 – Overall Product Appeal

Consider the overall look and appeal of your product as a whole and take into account the bottle or jar being used. How can you make your product stand out? If you are going for a higher-end look for your product and appealing to the higher end consumers consider using a premium lid to elevate your product’s appearance.

The materials used in packaging are as important as the design elements. If your brand is environmentally friendly, use packaging that’s recyclable and/or made from recycled materials such as glass or plastic. No matter what, your product’s packaging and overall appeal will help you stand out from the competition.

How Silver Spur Can Help Your Company

At Silver Spur Corporation we have decades of knowledge and experience providing quality bottles and caps to our customers. With our state of the art manufacturing facilities, we can help you pair your bottles and quality product with the perfect cap or closure. We stock a variety of wholesale glass and plastic bottle caps and closures in different styles and colors in our 100,000 square foot warehouse; including Wide Mouth Packer caps in polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE), and Boston Round caps and closures and Euro Round caps in polypropylene. We also offer clear and/or calibrated pipettes, fine rib caps, child-resistant options, and tamper-resistant closures.

Contact Us at Silver Spur Corporation for your bottle cap and closure needs for your plastic and glass bottles. From our most popular cap options we offer top of the line caps to help your company get a safe and high-quality product into the hands of the consumers.

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Why Amber Glass Bottles Are Perfect for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Use

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Why Amber Glass Bottles Are Perfect

for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Use

 

Most people don’t give this much thought, but amber glass is made a certain color and by certain materials for a reason. If you think about all of the dark glass bottles you’ve encountered in your lifetime—beer bottles, cosmetic bottles and jars, essential oil bottles, and sublingual supplement bottles—you’ll realize that the majority of them have that amber color.

It’s safe to say that amber glass is in high demand across a multitude of industries. So, if your business is to supply manufacturers with the essential glass packaging for their products, then amber glass bottles should be at the top of your supply list. Keep reading to find out more about amber glass bottles and why you should always have them in stock.

Amber Glass For Everyone

As mentioned above, amber bottles are made the way they are for a reason. The main reason being that if everything were put in clear bottles, our liquids, oils, and serums, etc. wouldn’t last very long. 

Many industries, including the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, rely heavily on amber glass bottles but the list doesn’t end there. Other industries include:

It may seem like a short list, however, there are hundreds of thousands of different products out there that utilize amber glass bottles. Keep in mind that do-it-yourselfers are never in short supply either, and amber glass is typically their first choice in product packaging.

How is Amber Glass Made?

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Euro Round Dropper Amber Glass Bottle

Amber glass has some unique properties that make it a top choice for product packaging. While basic glassware, such as clear glass jars and bottles, are made from a liquefied form of sand that is heated and poured into certain shapes, amber glass is made a bit differently.

Amber glass is actually a mixture of sand, limestone, and soda ash. All of these elements are heated to a very high temperature. When the mixture is completely melted and molten, other materials are added to the mix to give the glass its different properties and color depth. 

The elements of iron, sulfur, and carbon are usually added to the mixture to give the glass a nice dark coloring. The reason for this coloring is to protect the product inside, which we’ll talk about more later. From there, machines and workers are used to shape the freshly made liquid glass into bottle, jar, or cup form. Once the glass cools, it begins to harden into its designated shape. 

How Amber Glass Bottles Are Beneficial

Glass, in general, comes with a variety of benefits for product manufacturers. It’s considered to be inert, which means it won’t break down or seep chemicals into the products. It’s also relatively inexpensive since the materials that it’s made from are widely available. And it can be tempered or have a variety of minerals and metals added to it for strength, and it doesn’t retain heat.

Amber glass, however, takes things to another level: 

They Protect Light-Sensitive Products

Amber Glass Bottles
                Boston Round Amber Glass Bottle

One of the main benefits of using amber glass is that it provides the best protection against UV light, blue light, and other light wavelengths under the 450-nanometer range. UV rays can cause what is known as photooxidation.

Photooxidation has the capacity to break down and alter the chemical makeup of a product, thereby cutting its shelf life in half or rendering it completely useless. In some cases, photooxidation can actually cause the ingredients within certain products to become toxic, causing adverse health reactions when used. 

The high level of UV protection against different wavelengths of light allows for a longer shelf life of the product being stored. This is precisely why these glass bottles keep beer fresh, essential oils potent, and allows cosmetics and skincare products to work with 100 percent efficiency. 

They Provide a Safer Interaction

Glass, in general, is made from natural materials, so manufacturers don’t have to worry about the bottles breaking down and leaking chemicals into the stored product.

This also means that there won’t be any chemical interactions between the glass and product inside, unlike plastic which is latent with chemicals that break down fairly easily and interact with the stored product.

They Are Versatile

Amber glass comes in a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes. Whether you need amber glass bottles, vials, jugs, or jars, numerous amber glass options are available.

Amber glass bottles are suitable for nearly every product, ranging from a 1 oz sample jar to an entire beer growler. Aside from skincare, cosmetics, wine, and beer, amber glass is also suitable for storing chemicals and other raw materials—including acids and bases.

They Are Recyclable and Can Be Reused

Most glass containers are recyclable, but when there’s color involved, the rules can get a bit tricky. Amber glass is technically 100 percent recyclable—but it can only be broken down and reshaped into a new amber glass bottle, jar, etc. 

Amber glass bottles can also be cleaned and reused multiple times. Unlike plastic, they’re durable and take years and years to completely break down. Not to mention, glass isn’t porous like plastic, so it’s perfectly safe to reuse.   

Give Your Customers the Best

Amber glass is the best product packaging that you can have in stock for your customers. It’s eye-catching, non-toxic, versatile, recyclable, affordable, and it offers the highest level of UV protection from light and chemicals. 

We offer amber glass bottles in all shapes and sizes that will fit all of your packaging needs. So, if you’re in the market for wholesale amber glass bottles, contact us and our team will help you get set up right away.

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Exactly Why Are Glass Bottles or Plastic Bottles Better?

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Exactly Why Are Glass Bottles or Plastic Bottles Better?

There are plenty of options available when shopping for bottles but should you get glass or plastic bottles? It can be difficult to determine which type is better to buy. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of each.

Benefits of Glass Bottles

Glass Bottles are Eco-Friendly

Amber Euro Round Glass Bottles
               Amber Euro Round Glass Bottles

One of the benefits of glass bottles is that they are 100% recyclable. They can be recycled numerous times without lowering the quality. In fact, 80% of glass containers get turned into new products. As a result, fewer emissions get produced and released into the air. The recycling process is fairly quick, with bottles going back onto shelves in about 30 days. These bottles are a preferred choice among people who are environmentally conscious.

Another reason to prefer glass bottles are that they protect the integrity of the contents inside them. Glass is useful for having an extremely low rate of chemical interactions. This means that food and beverages are less likely to lose their flavor in glass containers.

Glass Bottles – So Many Choices

Silver Spur offers a wide range of glass bottles in many shapes, colors and sizes, including Boston Rounds and Euro Rounds. Both come in amber glass which is often used to protect oils, medicines, and other pharmaceutical products. Glass bottles that have a powder coating will prevent long-wavelength rays from damaging the products inside.

Glass Bottles are Highly Durable

Overall, glass bottles tend to have higher durability. While they can break if dropped, they can last a lot longer. A person can use one of these bottles multiple times without the quality of the bottle decreasing. Glass bottles are less likely to get holes from daily use. Some types of glass bottles have additional strength. Thicker glass can improve a container’s durability. Powder-coated glass bottles have a higher resistance to chipping and scratching. The strength of glass bottles can help save money by not having to buy new bottles often.

Benefits of Plastic Bottles

PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate

Colorful Plastic Bottles
                      Colorful Plastic Bottles

One reason to choose plastic bottles is that they can easily be fashioned into different shapes, sizes and colors. One high-quality material is polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET plastic gets used for shampoo bottles, salad dressings, and drink bottles. This type of plastic can be readily colored to signify its use.

Handles and important markings or and labels can easily be added to the bottles. Plastic bottles will not only improve in their appearance, but they can become more efficient to use.

 

HDPE or High-Density Polyethylene

Plastic bottles can withstand extremely high and low temperatures. The type of material can impact the temperature range of the bottle. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) will have a much higher resistance to hot and cold conditions. HDPE plastic bottles can tolerate temperatures between –220 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit for a short period of time. They can be in conditions as low as –100 degrees Fahrenheit for a longer duration. PET plastic can also endure hot and freezing temperatures, but it has a smaller range than HDPE. If a food or drink needs to be stored in the freezer, then plastic bottles are the preferred choice.

Plastic Bottles are Recyclable

Just like their glass counterparts, plastic bottles are recyclable. Different materials can be turned into other products like carpet fibers and strapping materials. One of the advantages of recycling plastic bottles is their low weight. As a result, the cost of transporting them to a recycling center is cheaper than with other types of bottles. Almost all plastic containers are recyclable, and each bottle gets categorized into different numbers. PET bottles are labeled as number 1 plastics, and HDPE is listed as number 2.

Glass and plastic bottles each come with their own merits. Silver Spur offers a wide selection of both types of bottles to meet your needs. To learn more, contact us today.

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Top 5 Proven Uses for Glass Packers

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Top 5 Proven Uses for Glass Packers

Have you ever wondered why most households prefer using glass packers as opposed to plastics or any other materials? Glass bottles have been available for ages. To date, glass packers are still a favorite among most households across the world.

Glass offers excellent strength, weight and compatibility for materials that cannot use plastic containers.  Glass packers are also preferred in many households since they are easier to clean. This is because they are unlikely to develop scratches that may harbor residue or bad odor.

Notably, glass bottles retain the taste of liquid placed on them without altering the original flavor. Glass is safer for use at home since it doesn’t have harmful chemicals that may pose a health threat to users. It is easier to identify whether glass is clean or not compared to other packing materials made of metal or plastics. Comparatively, glass packers can be reused for a more extended period of time without worrying about additional wear and tear.

Best of all, glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Most glass containers can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days. It’s estimated that almost 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles.

This article stipulates a myriad of uses that glass packers can serve.

#1. Administration of Drugs

Amber Glass Packer
     Amber Glass Packer Bottle

Are you running a clinic or selling supplements? A packer bottle style has a wide mouth for easy access when filling and dispensing products. Glass packer bottles are most commonly used to house pills, tablets, vitamins, and supplements, making it a good choice for a variety of products people use every day.

The amber-colored glass shelters photosensitive compounds from light damage. This makes them the perfect choice for storing and dispensing medications, vitamins, flavorings and more.

These popular wide-mouth glass bottles are also available in cobalt blue. The cobalt blue glass packers also offer good UV protection in a color that will help your product stand out on a crowded store shelf or online.

#2. Storage of Laboratory Chemicals

Typically, glass packers are the real deal in the storage of bases and acids. Ideally, ordinary glass is incapable of reacting chemically with various substances, including acids. In essence, glass cannot contaminate chemicals.

This is why glass packers are better at storing chemical substances in factories, laboratories, schools, and other entities that use chemicals for various reasons. Since glass is inert and nonporous, you won’t have a reaction with your chemicals. There’s also no leaching to contaminate other solutions.

#3. Used for Preservation

Glass packers are also preferred in the preservation of food and beverages for a more extended period. Glass is not reactive to most substances hence ideal for use in the storage and long-term preservation of things such as syrup, pickles, jams, jellies, fruit and more.

#4.  Used in Field Sampling

Glass Packer

Wide mouth bottles are commonly used for field sampling. These bottles are easily transportable from the field to the lab making them the go-to vessel for lab technicians.

Since it often takes time to analyze samples, the glass packers are critical in the storage of lab samples for future analysis. Glass packer bottles are also colored, making them ideal for storing photosensitive material for laboratory use.

#5. Storage of Food & Beverages

Glass packers are also effective in the storage of beverage and other food substances. Glass offers exceptional appeal when displayed on the shelves. In essence, It is easier to show off a product via glass bottles than plastics.

Additionally, products packaged in glass bottles never lose their taste. This means glass never affect product flavor or freshness in any way.

Health & Safety Standards

Glass bottles are the safest in storage since they are never affected by prevailing temperature changes. Unlike plastics that can melt and affect the quality of food substances, glass can maintain product quality on the shelf for the longest time possible.  In other words, packaging products in glass bottles ensure the products packed remain fresh without the worry of getting stale.

The use of glass packers in packaging is an essential element in ensuring high health standards are maintained. If you are looking for durable and quality bottles, contact us or request a sample to try out our glass packers. Let us help you find the right packaging solution today.

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5 Proven Reasons to Buy Wholesale Glass Dropper Bottles

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5 Proven Reasons to Buy Wholesale Glass Dropper Bottles

Glass dropper bottles, often called Euro Rounds, represent an incredible value. Glass containers come with a surprising variety of customization options, are easily transportable in bulk, and can be very cost-efficient. Let’s dive deeper though; here are 5 things to consider when purchasing glass dropper bottles, and 5 compelling reasons to use glass droppers.

They come in a wide range of sizes

Glass dropper bottles can be tiny, or they can be relatively large. Silver Spur’s glass dropper bottles come in sizes that range from 5ml all the way up to 100 ml, with numerous, incremental sizes in between. Whether you are looking to bottle a small, medicinal product or essential oil to be applied on a drop-by-drop basis, or a larger-quantity medication, there is a bottle size made to fit your needs.

They are a safe storage method

Glass dropper bottles allow you to store all kinds of mixtures, medicines, and chemicals. Glass dropper bottles are primarily used to store and transport items like eye drops, liquid medications, CBD products, essential oils, ear care medications, hair care products, and other hygiene products such as soap or shampoo. Clever up-cyclers all over the world have also found ways to repurpose these versatile, safe bottles to hold just about anything. What makes them so useful though?

Due to the manufacturing processes used to make glass, dropper bottles are inert. That means that the few added materials used in their manufacture will not seep into the bottle’s contents and contaminate them. They are incredibly easy to transport and store, and are a naturally reusable resource that can either be repurposed or recycled regardless of what they contained inside.

They come in a variety of colors

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    Green Glass Dropper Bottles (Euro Rounds)

The color of your glass dropper bottle matters. Although color can be used to make a product more attractive, lending increased branding utility to your droppers, color isn’t just for show. Colored bottles, especially amber bottles, help prevent chemical changes from occurring with the bottle by blocking harmful UV light from interacting with the liquid inside.

Silver Spur offers a range of colored bottle options including flint, green, blue, and amber that are ideal for both marketing purposes and to protect the integrity of the contents within.

There is a choice between dropper inserts

Dropper inserts are attachments that are used for administering the contents of the bottle in single-drop increments. Typically, dropper inserts are used with eye drops, ear drops, or hair care products.

There are two types of dropper inserts available: vertical or horizontal. Both give users exceptional control when dispensing the bottle’s contents, with the horizontal dropper insert giving the user a slight advantage, especially when self-administering solutions like eye drops.

There are a wide range of bottle closures available

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        CRC & TE Caps for Dropper Bottles

If you don’t require a dropper insert, there are numerous types of bottle closures available to prevent the contents of the bottle from spilling during transport. They come in two different classifications: dispensing vs non-dispensing.

Dispensing closures feature a pipette that extends down into the bottle. One common type of dispensing closure is the bulb syringe that’s commonly paired with a dropper bottle. Non-dispensing closures do not have a pipette, but otherwise can be very similar. Both types usually come with a child-resistant (CRC) or tamper-evident (TE) mechanism.

The advantage of wholesale

Glass dropper bottles are versatile and convenient. They come with a surprising amount of customization options, and can be employed for a near-infinite number of purposes. The biggest advantage to using glass dropper bottles is that their value increases as you buy them wholesale, without the typical worry of environmental impact. Silver Spur Corporation is your authority on glass dropper bottles. Please check out our product pages for our full line of bottles and packaging products.

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The Anatomy of Great Plastic Wide Mouth Bottles

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The Anatomy of Great Plastic Wide Mouth Bottles:

10 Parts to Know

 

Bottles come in all forms and sizes. That is why it’s vital to understand their anatomy to enable you to choose the most suitable one for your packaging needs. The mouth of a bottle can be sealed using an exterior bottle cap, an inner seal, internal stopper or closure. The type of product you deal with determines the kind of bottle you should use. Plastic bottles are best suited for keeping liquids like medicine, vitamins, oils, soft drinks, and water. They are popular because they are great moisture barriers and highly resistant to breakage from impact, whether during production or transportation. Also, they are affordable. Best of all, plastic wide mouth bottles are available in various types and sizes.

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                     Plastic Wide Mouth Bottles

Amber Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic wide mouth bottles are best suited for storing pills, veterinary, and pharmaceutical products. These wide mouth bottles allow you to see the contents inside and can be used with a variety of closures. Their sizes range from 75cc to 750cc.

Clear PET plastic wide mouth round bottles are available in a variety of sizes from 75cc to 960 ml. They are lightweight, resistant to impact, and offer easy access to the contents inside. These bottles are often used in the laboratories and for storing items such as nutritional supplements..

White HDPE plastic wide mouth bottles are opaque white in color, recyclable and perfect for bulk packaging. Their size ranges from 75cc to 750cc. These wide mouth bottles are normally used for label application and silkscreen decoration.

Plastic Wide Mouth Bottles – 10 Parts to Know

Let’s take a detailed look at the architecture of plastic wide mouth bottles.

#1 FINISH – This is the part of wide mouth bottles above the neck, reaching up to the opening of a bottle. The finish is usually shaped in line with the type of closure used on the bottle. According to history, creating this part was the last step that craftsmen took when making containers, and hence the name.

#2 SEALING SURFACE OR LAND -The sealing surface or land is the flat circular part of the finish that comes in direct contact with any closure used to seal wide mouth bottles. The land is usually flat to prevent contents from leaking from the container.

Wide Mouth Bottles#3 THREAD -This is the section of the finish that has a spiral shape. It is where the closure is twisted to seal the container. The size of the bottle neck determines the thread – standards range from between 5 threads per inch to 12 threads per inch. A well engineered thread will protect the bottle contents by keeping them fresh and free from being tampered with which can lead to product damage.

#4 TRANSFER BEAD – Also known as the neck ring, this is the horizontal ridge found at the bottom of the finish section. This collar of plastic is used during the molding process and can be used to provide tamper evidence for your packaging.

#5 NECK – The neck area is found below the finish. This is the section where the narrow part of wide mouth bottles gets smaller and joins the finish.

#6 SHOULDER – This section is where the base of the neck joins with the body. It is the widest part of the container. The shoulder’s slope can tell you how fast a product can spill out when you turn the container upside down.

#7 LABEL PANEL -The label panel is the flat area below the shoulder and just before the bottom of wide mouth bottles. This is the section where labels or print decorations are placed.

#8 BODY – The body, also known as the sidewall, refers to the central part of the container. The body of most vessels usually is vertical. However, there can be exceptions.

#9 BOTTOM – This is the foundation of wide mouth bottles. As the name suggests, it is found on the lower section of the bottle and falls right under the body. The bottom is divided into sections like the base, push-up, and heel. The heel refers to the section where the sidewall starts curving to form the base, which is the bottom part of the container. The push-up is part of the base and is the section that provides a plastic wide-mouth bottle with stability, and includes room for marking the base with details like registration numbers, and any labeling.

#10 PARTING LINE – This is a vertical line from the base to the finish. It’s where the two halves of the container meet during molding to form a full bottle.

Silver Spur Corporation can provide you with a variety of different types and sizes of plastic wide mouth bottles in line with the product you want to package. Get in touch with us, and we’ll ensure you get the best plastic bottle for your packaging needs.

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4 Powerful Benefits of Powder Coating Glass Bottles

glass bottles with powder coating

4 Powerful Benefits of Powder Coating Glass Bottles

The application of powder coating glass bottles is an important element for many companies in the design, manufacturing, and retailing phases of their products. Powder coating offers several significant financial, environmental, and even visual advantages over other bottle treatment methods.

The following will discuss some of the key benefits of powder coating glass bottles, as well as common use cases across a wide range of industries.

How Modern Powder Coating BeganPowder Coating Glass Bottles

The first iteration of powder coating as we know it today originated in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Previously, the only way to apply organic polymers to a material’s surface was to spray coat them on, a process which was limited as to its efficiency and effectiveness.

However, in the early 1950’s a German scientist named Erwin Gemmer developed a method of applying thermostatic resins to a substrate by means of a fluid-bed application. Then in the 1960’s, the development of electrostatic application made it much easier to spray on even coats of dry powder across the surface of a workpiece.

To this day, most manufacturers still use this simple and efficient electrostatic powder coating process to treat their products.

Four Benefits of Powder Coating Glass Bottles

What are some of the advantages that powder coating can offer to companies that deal in glass bottles? Here are just a few:

1) ENHANCED UV PROTECTION – Ultraviolet radiation can be harmful both to humans, and to many consumable products. While untreated glass typically blocks UV rays with short wavelengths (known as UVB), it does not offer much protection against long wavelength rays (UVA). However, the application of powder coating glass bottles can block potentially damaging UVA radiation from reaching the product contained within the bottle.

2) INCREASED DURABILITY – Powder coated glass bottles tend to be highly resistant to scratching, peeling, chipping, and other effects of normal wear and tear.

3) IMPROVED ECO-FRIENDLINESS – Other spray-on processes that involve solvent-based wet paint often release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. These VOCs can damage the environment by contributing to ozone pollution and can also pose a health risk to humans exposed to them for a significant period of time. In contrast, powder coating releases very few, if any VOCs into the environment, making it the preferred choice for environmentally conscious businesses.

4) WIDER BRANDING CAPABILITIES – Since powder coating is such a versatile technique, companies that want to differentiate their products in a crowded market can utilize this process to create glass bottles that have a very distinctive look and feel. In addition, powder coated glass bottles are able to retain their color and texture for a long time, adding to a high quality experience for the end consumer.

Industries that Profit from Powder Coating Glass Bottles

There are many different industries that frequently utilize powder coating methods to treat their glass bottles, including:

Powder Coated Glass Bottles

FOOD & BEVERAGE –  Exposure to UV radiation can, over time, change the taste and flavor of a premium wine, liquor, food and other beverages. Wine-makers and other companies in the food and beverage industry often use powder coating on their containers to protect their products. Not only does it help define a brand, but powder coating glass bottles also helps give the products inside a longer shelf life.

 

COSMETICS & FRAGRANCES – Many companies in the health and beauty sector use a powder coating process to protect body oils, colognes, and other items from UV damage. It’s crucial to powder coat a glass bottle effectively to meet the exacting standards of the cosmetics and fragrance manufacturers. Powder coating glass bottles can also make these products stand out from the crowd by customizing each bottle with a unique style and design.

NUTRACEUTICALS & CANNABIS – From omega-3 fish oils to herbal remedies, many brands that specialize in natural supplements also use powder coating to treat their glass bottles. By powder coating glass bottles, they are ensuring a long shelf life for their product as well as increased product safety.

Without a doubt, powder coating is an integral manufacturing component for many businesses that package their goods in glass bottles. If you’d like to learn more about powder coating and custom decoration services, reach out to our friendly team of experts at the Silver Spur Corporation today. We have a wide range of powder coating services available.

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Why HDPE & PET Plastic Bottles Are So Popular

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Why HDPE & PET Plastic Bottles Are So Popular

Thousands of plastic bottles pass through consumers’ hands each day, but rarely does anyone give a second thought to the actual plastic material such as HDPE vs PET. It’s just something to hold a product in, until it fails. Maybe the lid doesn’t stay on or the plastic bottle cracks. All of a sudden, there’s a problem and the reality hits. Quality storage containers make a difference. 

Safety of HDPE vs PET

Bottles made from poor quality plastics are not durable or safe. Medicines improperly stored are a danger to children and pets. Faulty child-proof caps can allow children to access medications, causing overdoses. Each year, more than 34,000 children are sent to the emergency room after ingesting medication. Over 9,000 of them are hospitalized. 

Some plastics are unsafe and cause toxins to leach into the product. Foods and liquids stored improperly can absorb the toxins, especially when heated or stored over a long period of time. The importance of using the right food grade plastic cannot be underestimated. HDPE plastic is currently considered a low-hazard plastic with a low risk of leaching. PET plastic is approved as safe for food and beverage contact by the FDA and other regulatory agencies throughout the world, and has been for more than 30 years.

PET Plastic Containers

PET Clear Plastic Bottle
                             PET Clear Plastic Bottle

Polyethylene terephthalate, more commonly known as PET or PETE plastic or polyester. This plastic is clear and strong but lightweight. It’s commonly used for drink bottles, salad dressings, shampoo bottles, peanut butter, milk jugs, cooking oils, and food storage. Thirty years of testing has proven this plastic to be safe for contact with food packaging, drinks, and pharmaceuticals. Because it is resistant to micro-organisms and will not react to foods or biodegrade, and is 100% recyclable, PET is one of the most popular plastics to use. In fact, PET plastic is the most recycled plastic in the U.S and worldwide. The FDA and other world-wide health organizations recognize PET’s safety. It does not contain bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalate.

PET bottles can be easily decorated and molded into a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Their high clarity allows for good product visibility and they are easily colored to complement a brand and label. When you’re looking for protection of products such as pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, amber colored bottles offer high resistance to UV rays.

HDPE Plastic Containers

HDPE White Plastic Bottle
          HDPE White Plastic Bottle

High-density polyethylene, or HDPE, is widely used in both rigid and flexible products. Its versatility allows it to be used for everything from hard hats to storage containers to bags. Lightweight yet strong and impact-resistant, this plastic has replaced many metals and wood for playground equipment, decks, and car parts, yet remains highly recyclable. It is FDA-approved and safe for food, liquids, and pharmaceuticals, and does not contain BPA or phthalate.

An important property of HDPE plastic is the ability to withstand cold temperatures. HDPE plastic can endure long-term temperatures of up to -100 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows products such as food and beverages to be frozen for later use. It also has the ability to withstand temperatures between 212 and -220 degrees Fahrenheit for short periods of time, making it sometimes suitable for autoclave sterilization.

What’s The Difference? HDPE vs PET

People often ask the fundamental differences between HDPE vs PET plastic bottles. PET plastic is clear and glass-like while HDPE plastic is more opaque and flexible. Both are safe and are great options for consumables. HDPE bottles provide good stress crack resistance and impact strength along with a uniform wall thickness for better labeling and appearance. PET plastic containers are manufactured using a two-stage injection blow molding process. Clear PET bottles provide a great alcohol, solvent and moisture barrier.

Why Use Plastic? HDPE vs PET

Plastic is durable and lightweight, making it ideal for storage and more economical for transporting. Drug interactions and leaching can be an issue with certain medications and supplements, but in the battle between HDPE vs PET, both plastics are safe and are commonly used. The white bottles give further protection by blocking light. 

Silver Spur Bottles & Closures

Silver Spur was founded in California in 1978 and quickly became well-known for their glass amber bottles. The business grew and now carries a large variety of glass and plastic containers. Along with the amber, they also offer cobalt blue, flint, green, and frosted glass bottles.

The PET and HDPE plastic, wide-mouthed bottles can be ordered in white or clear and come in a variety of sizes. The PET plastic also comes in amber. These round bottles are perfect for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals and are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified.

Quality caps are also important to mention. Safety is a top concern and the integrity of the product and safety of the consumer is vital. A nice selection of plastic fine rib closures are available as heat sealed or pressure sealed. Also in stock are plastic child-proof caps that come in a variety of convenient sizes.

With years of experience, a large selection of products, and a commitment to great customer service, Silver Spur Corporation will be able to assist with any packaging need. Please contact us with any questions about our available products and how we can best serve you.