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Quick Question Monday
Quick Question Monday : Top Gate? Side Gate? Inside Gate? What are You Talking About?
When manufacturing plastic caps and closures, Top gate, side gate, and inside gate all reference the location where the molten plastic material flows into the injection mold cavity, commonly known as the cavity entrance.
Quick Question Monday – How do you select the correct dropper tip?
When selecting a dropper tip for plastic dropper bottle applications, you have two main choices – Extended Dropper Tips and Extended Controlled Dropper Tips. While the two names looks similar, there are scenarios where one is preferred over the other, but how do you determine which is suitable for your application?
Quick Question Monday : Why Do Production Lead Times Change?
When you are ordering production stock or special order packaging components, we always state the “manufacturer’s suggested lead time”. While it may seem straightforward on the surface, it is actually a very tricky topic.
Innovative and stylish ways to add tamper evident indicators to your existing package
Tamper-evident packaging has long been seen as a requirement for most food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutriceutical, and cosmetic items for consumer confidence. There are a wide array of existing tamper evident technologies in the packaging industry that you can take advantage of.
Quick Question Monday : How are Pallets Sized and Constructed?
A pallet, sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift or pallet jack.
Quick Question Monday : What is Price Per M in Price Quotes?
You might have received price quotes from different industries where price is expressed in $/M, and you may be wondering, what’s M? What’s the unit of measure here? Why it is done this way? And why do they use the uppercase letter M? What is M and what does it mean?
Quick Question Monday : How to reduce the chance of glass breaking during transit?
Shipping glass bottles or jars via parcel carrier has always been a challenge, as the carton materials used are meant for bulk pallet handling, where cartons are tightly packed together on a pallet and remain on the pallet during handling, instead of single-piece shipments.
Quick Question Monday : Hot Filling Beverages And Juices in PET?
Hot filling is a process of choice for many juices and beverages because it eliminates the need of preservatives and chemicals while maintaining the same level of shelf life and nutritional properties of the beverage.
Quick Question Monday : How To Make Sure Your Cap Is Screwed On Tight Enough?
When it comes to screwing on a continuous thread (CT) cap of any kind, application and removal torque should be properly measured to ensure a proper engagement of a threaded closure to a bottle or jar.
Quick Question Monday : Is My Glass Bottle And Plastic Bottle Food-Grade Safe?
Are you looking for the perfect bottle or jar for your food or beverage product? You may have heard about food-grade safe bottles and jars, but how can you be sure the glass bottle or plastic jar you have selected is food-grade safe? Time for some answers.
Quick Question Monday: How Are Sprayers and Pumps Output Measured?
Pumps and sprayers commonly have a unit of measure specification – referred to as “output” , which is commonly measured in mcl, ml, or cc. Output determine how much fluid is dispensed each time the pump or sprayer is actuated.
Quick Question Monday: What is the difference between Standard and Overflow Capacity?
Standard Capacity and Overflow capacity are two integral measurements that make up a bottle. Be careful, however, as these measurements are actually two very different numbers, and if they are confused, can lead to incorrect fill of your bottle and error in label claim.
Quick Question Monday: How do you Measure Dip Tube Lengths?
When putting a lotion pump dip tube into your bottle there are certain requirements that must be complete to ensure it is the perfect fit. There are mainly two different types of dip tubes: thick, lotion pump tubes, and thin, fine mist sprayer tubes.
Neck. Foot. Heel. Foundation. They’re a few of the many interesting parts of a bottle that are explained in the Bottle Parts 101: Anatomy Of A Bottle video from O.Berk. In less than three minutes (literally!), you’ll see every critical part of a bottle.