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Why HDPE Bottles Are the Best Choice for Pharmaceutical & Nutritional Bottles

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HDPE Bottles

A HDPE bottle provides manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutritional products with a package that ensures against the contamination of the product. 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:

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. Manufacturers can rest assured that their products remain safe when packaged in HDPE bottles.

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. 

Chemical Resistance

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. For this reason, HDPE bottles often contain items like medications and nutritional supplements. 

Resistance to Weather, Insects, and Mold

Weather, insects, and mold can certainly spoil medicines, supplements, liquids, and foods. HDPE bottles provide excellent resistance against all three, another reason HDPE is often the preferred plastic material for bottles.

Low Cost

HDPE plastic bottles are also great for the bottom line because they add little to the cost of the product.

Is HDPE Food Safe?

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.

Is HDPE UV Resistant?

Ultraviolet (UV) light resistance is important for many HDPE applications. For example, HDPE pipes may require UV resistance. However, HDPE is not automatically UV resistant. Special pigment must be added to give it UV resistance.

Is HDPE Sustainable?

HDPE 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.

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To learn more about HDPE bottles and how they help your product fly off the shelf, call Silver Spur Corporation or request a sample.