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Dropper Bottles

November 2016

SKS Bottle & Packaging offers a wide variety of bottles that can be used to package and dispense liquids. Whether looking for glass or plastic, SKS offers many containers to suit nearly every need.

Glass Dropper Bottles

SKS stocks glass dropper bottles in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The natural composition of glass means there will be no chemical interaction between the product and the packaging. This could make it a great option for housing products like essential oils, extracts, or various chemical based products. Choose from 1/2 oz, 1 oz, or 2 oz sizes in clear, frosted, blue, or amber. Pair these bottles with compatible glass bulb droppers, available in white or black. Or opt for the black child resistant bulb droppers for added security. Amber, green, blue, and clear glass vials are another option, available in sizes ranging from 1 dram to 4 drams, and can be paired with black bulb glass droppers.

Glass Euro Dropper Bottles

Blue and amber glass euro dropper bottles are offered in various sizes, from 5 ml to 100 ml. All sizes of these bottles can be purchased with white or black tamper evident caps with orifice reducers, as well as black child resistant caps with orifice reducers. These caps feature dropper inserts with 1 mm orifices that could be used to gradually dispense products like inks, dyes, or essential oils. The 10 ml and 30 ml glass euro dropper bottles are offered in blue or amber, with black tamper evident glass droppers. Tamper evident packaging helps consumers identify whether or not a container has been opened prior to purchase, and is especially important for products intended for consumption.

LDPE Dropper Bottles with Child Resistant Closures

There are many LDPE dropper bottles with child-resistant closures used to package products that shouldn't be accessed by children. To dispense product drop-by-drop, opt for the 1/2 oz natural LDPE boston rounds with dropper tip inserts. These bottles will dispense 40 ?l per drop with either regular or thin dropper tips, and are offered with yellow, red, green, blue, orange, black or white child resistant caps. Other 1/2 oz bottles that dispense 40 drops per squeeze are the natural LDPE cylinders with white child resistant caps and dropper tip inserts. If looking for packaging that is both child resistant and tamper-evident, the 5 ml, 10 ml, 15 ml, or 30 ml natural LDPE dropper bottles could be a great choice. The dropper tip that comes with these bottles allows for continuous flow of a small amount of product. The child resistant caps feature tamper-evident rings that will tear from the bottom of the caps and remain on the neck of the bottles when first opened. This will help consumers identify if the packaging has been opened prior to purchase.

LDPE Bottles with Screw Thread Dropper Tip Closures

Try pairing LDPE bottles with a variety of screw thread dropper tip closures. For a small amount of product, consider the 2 dram natural LDPE cylinders with white ribbed caps and streaming dropper tips. The white LDPE dropper bottles are also paired with screw-thread or child resistant white ribbed caps, a good choice if interested in opaque packaging. The dropper tips paired with these bottles dispense 40 ?l of product per drop. For a slight change in style, opt for the oval dropper bottles, or boston rounds. All made from LDPE and offered with screw thread caps, they offer the same features but with a different look.

Whether looking for dropper bottles that offer child resistance or tamper evidence, SKS is sure to have options for packaging small and large amounts of products. Pair these bottles with a bold custom label to set your product apart from the competition.

Packaging Tip

Cap Neck Finishes

To prevent leakage and ensure your product stays fresh, it is important the cap fits the container to ensure a proper seal. The thread of containers and closures are generally expressed with two numbers separated by a hyphen or slash. This number is referred to as the neck finish. The neck finish of a container is what holds the cap, stopper, or closure with protruding threads. To create a proper seal, a container and closure must have matching finishes. The first number of the neck finish for a cap is determined by measuring from one side of the inner wall to the opposite side, while you will measure from outermost thread on one side of a container to the other side. The second number of a neck finish is determined by how many times the threads pass one another, according to industry standards. For example, the second number will be 400 for one full thread turn, 410 for one and a half thread turns, 415 for 2 full thread turns, etc. Click here for more information on neck finishes.

Product of the Month

Spice Grinder Bottles

SKS recently added new spice bottles with grinder caps that could be a great option for packaging salts, peppers, or other spices. The 100 ml clear glass spice bottles come with black polypropylene easy grip grinder caps, which have removable covers over the grinding mechanisms. The design of this grinder cap helps to prevent residual spill. This spice grinder could be great for dispensing peppercorns, sea salt and a variety of spices. Try adding a shrink band to the spice bottle with grinder cap making it tamper evident and offering added protection to the consumer.

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