When it comes to packaging of products, the style and type of container used is crucial to the success of the product inside. The packaging, or bottling, of liquid products is the vehicle by which that liquid is delivered to consumers, which makes it all the more important. Understanding the various components of bottle packaging before you begin product production is crucial to the success of your products.
Choosing Glass Or Plastic Bottle Packaging
Deciding which material, glass or plastic, is best for your product application is the first step in customizing your packaging. Product compatibility with its packaging is crucial for liquid products, and every detail of a bottle has an affect on what it is holding inside. Both glass and plastic bottles come in an array of styles that are intended to perform specific functions that should be considered in making the initial decision as to use either material prior to deciding on custom variations of packaging.
Glass has been used in bottle making for decades, which means it is a dependable source of high quality packaging. Glass is impervious to the permeation of gasses, it is rigid and strong, chemically inert, and perhaps most importantly to your company’s values, recyclable.
Glass bottles also come in an array of styles and colors that can give your product a customizable option setting it apart from others in the industry. A variety of shapes are available, and sizes range from tiny vials to jugs, providing you the opportunity to choose just the right fit for your needs.
Plastic bottles, while newer on the market than glass, have become the market’s leading choice for liquid packaging. Plastic is durable, lightweight, impact resistant, and also potentially recyclable depending on the material used. Plastic bottling is a popular choice due to its resistance to shattering, unlike glass, which can be important when considering safety measures of product use.
Coming in an assorted array of shapes and sizes, colors and styles, plastic bottles provide an economic alternative to that of glass. Often times, liquid products that are sensitive to light are better contained in plastic bottles as opaque choices can be available that block out potentially harmful light rays.
Capping And Filling Of Bottles
How your product is to be dispensed will dictate the style and type of cap you will need for its bottle. It is also important to understand the options that exist for filling the bottles with your product. Rocky Mountain PLC has a variety of options for automated bottling of products that can meet the needs of your production. Bottle fillers, cappers, and labelers can make the difference in filling of orders in a timely and cost effective manner.
Choosing the right packaging for your product and making good decisions on how your product will be manufactured and delivered to consumers is crucial to your product’s ultimate success.