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Glass bottles are offered in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used in several packaging applications including: medicines, sauces, dressings, herbs, spices, essential oils, cosmetics, aromatherapy, lotions, bath salts, and a number of other products. They are not only a practical packaging solution, but they can be also be used creatively to emphasize specific products. Glass bottles and containers are some of the most economical and flexible consumer packaging products available.

Choosing a Glass Bottle

Since glass bottles come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors it may be difficult finding the right bottle for your product. A reasonable starting point would be the overall cost. Here are some other points you may want to consider before making a purchase.

Most retail glass bottle manufacturers will send out samples for most of their product lines. It's always best to test your products before buying. Most bottle companies will not guarantee compatibility with your products.

Colored Glass Bottles

Colored glass bottles are designed to withstand certain levels of UV contamination, thus being the ideal storage solution for light sensitive compounds. Below are some of the most popular colors.

Glass Bottles Sizes and Styles

Glass bottles are usually offered in sizes ranging from 1/32 oz to 1 gallon glass jugs. Below are some of the most popular styles.

Glass Bottle Manufacturing

Most glass bottles and jars are manufactured using either a mold blown or pressed technique. Each technique requires the management of a number of variables. Both processes begin by melting a number of materials including sand, soda ash, limestone, recycled glass and a variety of other raw materials at temperatures exceeding 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the materials have melted, they are cut into uniform pieces and sent through a distribution system that drops the melted glass into a mold. Then the glass is either blown or pressed into the mold depending on the method. The molded glass is then slightly cooled, reheated, and then cooled again (to eliminate stress, which makes the glass stronger). After all this, a cold lubricant is applied to the exterior of the bottle to increase line mobility, reduce abrasions, and to maintain the inherent strength of the glass.

Wholesale Glass Bottles - Choosing a Bottle Supplier

Ordering glass bottles in bulk can save a few cents per bottle which can ultimately translate into huge savings if the volume is large enough. Volume discounts are routinely offered by most retail bottle companies. They will even offer additional discounts for preferred customers. Ask yourself these questions before choosing a supplier.

Alternative uses for Glass Bottles

Glass bottles can be used in a number of other ways other than packaging your retail goods. Clear glass bottles can be filled with a variety of materials or custom painted and given out as gifts or wedding favors. Making the most of each bottle is the key to using such a multipurpose product. Most of the different shapes, sizes, and colors that are offered by bottle suppliers lend themselves to creativity.

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