Dropper Bottles are used for storing liquid medication such as eye-drops. The glass dropper bottle is one of the safest methods for storing medicine. The reason the glass dropper bottle is considered the safest storage method is that it does not allow chemicals to be transmitted into the contents of the bottle. Dropper bottles are usually made of glass but can also come in plastic. The tubes taper off to a narrow point that allows the user to dispense small amounts of liquid. The top is fitted with a rubber bulb that will enable you to distribute the liquid as needed. Primarily the dropper bottle is used for eye drop application as well as a dropper for ear, hair, and mouth. The dropper bottle is translucent so that you can see the amount of liquid in there. Some dropper bottles are made from darker glass, such as amber, to protect certain medications that cannot be exposed to sunlight. Some dropper bottles are marked others are not. Uses for the Dropper Bottle Medicine can be dispensed using the dropper bottle. Babies and animals require droppers to administer the correct amount of medication when they are ill. It is very important to give little ones the right amount, and with the dropper bottle, you can administer the exact does safely. Many of the children’s medicines have a plastic dropper included within the package. You can also use a dropper bottle to feed babies and animals when they are ill and refuse to eat. Eye drops are also dispensed using a dropper. The bulb allows you to dispense just the right amount so that you do not overdo it. Another use for the dropper bottle is ear drops. Some use the bottle dropper to add a few drops of oil into the ear to clear up wax. Essential oils can be added to the dropper for uses on the skin and hair as well. Sizes, Color, and Shapes Dropper bottles can vary in color, size, and shape.
Round dropper bottles
Square dropper bottles
Oval Dropper Bottle
PYREX dropper bottles help prevent contamination by PH change with dropping bulb. Amber dropper bottles are designed to protect its contents from UV Rays aka sunlight. Clear dropper bottles are designed for general use and have a clear glass allowing you to determine the color of the liquid used easily. Dropper bottles come in a variety of sizes including 30 ML and 60ML While dropper bottles are primarily used for storing and dispensing liquids and medications, they can also have a variety of other uses such as administering essential oils, craft purposes and even cooking purposes. The dropper bottle is designed to allow the user to add the exact amount needed for its intended purpose. The dropper bottle helps prevent wasting of the contents. Another great feature of the dropper bottle is that it allows you the precise dosage of medication, so you do not have to worry about administering too much or too little.
What is Opal glass？
Opal glass has been around a long time, it was first manufactured by glass blowing houses in 16th century Venice! Opal glass is made by adding opacifiers to the melt. The particles in the opacifiers scatter light via the Tyndal Scattering Mechanism. The way light is scattered and the secondary colors produced depend on the size of the particles in the opacifiers added to the melt. Modern opal glass typically has the appearance of opaque white glass, but has also been manufactured historically in pink, blue, yellow, brown and black. When the thinner parts of the glass, like around the neck finish are viewed in the light they can appear slightly blue or sometimes orange, like in the photo shown above. This is the effect of the Tyndal Scattering Mechanism.
Opal glass gets it's white color from the addition of bone ash, tin dioxide, or antimony compounds, which are also sometimes added to ceramic glazes to produce a milky white color. Opal glass is also sometimes also referred to as Milk glass, although Milk Glass is a relatively new term.
Opal glass has been used throughout the ages for everything from lamps to marquees to clock faces to tableware and more recently, personal care containers. With O.Berk's comprehensive supplier network, this beautiful heirloom form of glassmaking can become part of your brand's identity!
Key Benefits of Glass Bottles to Package Food and Beverage Items
MJS Packaging has long been considered an industry leader in glass, and has sold and stocked glass bottles since being founded.
Since ancient times, glass has proved to be a great packaging option for the beverage industry, and it remains true today. Glass bottles provide excellent uses for the food and beverage industry by maintaining the quality of their contents and protecting the product from external factors.
Flavor Brilliance and Freshness: When it comes to packaging food and beverages, there’s no need to worry about products losing flavor in a glass bottle. Glass is an impermeable material that keeps air and other liquids out, which means that glass bottles never affect the product’s flavor or freshness. Additionally, external temperatures, such as heat, do not affect the material or shape of the glass, unlike plastics that could melt and affect the product quality. Because of this, food and beverage products remain extremely fresh when packaged in glass. Glass bottles also help the packaging’s internal temperature stay the same, so products don’t spoil.
Product Safety: Glass is one of the safest materials you can use for your consumable products. It’s non-toxic and doesn’t require any other material lining. Recognized as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA, and being the only widely-used food packaging material to do such, proves why glass is a great choice for food and beverage manufacturers.
Display Appeal: Glass has been, and will always be, considered premium quality. A glass bottle’s shelf life extends for years and its color never fades. MJS Packaging’s glass bottles are transparent and can show off your product. Utilizing various glass colors can also incorporate your brand’s colors and/or overall identity.
Sustainable: MJS Packaging supplies glass bottles that are made from 100% natural sustainable raw materials, which are infinitely recyclable. Using glass helps reduce additional waste, which is an ideal benefit of all product packaging since recycling is becoming an even bigger topic and action for many consumers.
As illustrated, there are plenty of reasons to consider glass for your food and beverage products. Let MJS Packaging be your choice for glass bottles for your food and beverage packaging needs.
It's Time for Glass Again — Can We End Beverage Industry's Use of Plastic?
When was the last time you were able to purchase a soft drink in a reusable glass bottle? When was the last time you even saw a soft drink in a glass packaging? Today, single-use plastic packaging is still omnipresent, despite our increasing environmental awareness. According to a World Wide Fund for Nature study, an average person consumes 1,769 tiny plastic particles and fibers every week just from drinking water. That accumulates to around a half-pound of plastic every year!
And we aren't the only ones feeling the impact of plastic. We might be the last link experiencing the results in the huge chain that makes up our environment. Unfortunately, the beverage industry plays a significant role in plastic pollution of the Earth. Let's have a closer look at how plastic impacts our environment and whether we could turn the bleak trend around by going back to glass bottles.
In the 1960s, plastic waste was observed in the oceans for the first time, which ended the reputation of plastic materials as entirely positive and great to use. Even though plastic helped our industrial advancement, especially in the years after World War II, we did not have enough foresight to predict its environmental impact.
And it is dire, mostly because that plastic, made from synthetic materials not found in nature, can take forever to decompose on its own. Most plastic bottles take at least 450 years to biodegrade, and only if they weren’t made with Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).
Today, plastic pollution is a huge problem — it has contaminated our oceans most of all. Toxins from plastic find their way into plankton, which is the base food of most marine ocean species. It travels through the entire food chain, ending up on our own tables.
But our air and land are also polluted. When plastic is burned to dispose of it, toxins are released into the air. While it waits for its turn to be disposed of in landfills, we end up needing more and more space for storing garbage.
Tips to Help You Pack and Ship Makeup and Cosmetics
1. Wrap it!
Pack makeup in dunnage, bubble wrap, a shipping box, or other leak-proof packaging material to protect it from any shock damage while it's being shipped. For more fragile items like pressed powders or eyeshadows, make sure to wrap it at least four times — the more padding the better!
2. Stick with high-quality warehousing
A high-quality, well-organized warehouse will ensure your products are stored in a safe and secure place. Many tech-enabled third-party logistics (3PL) companies offer multiple warehousing locations so you can store your inventory closest to your customers, also known as distributed inventory. That way, an order can reach its destination faster, which lowers the chance of any damage during shipping.
3. Opt for insurance
From loose pigments to small pieces like eyeshadow palette applicators, makeup is highly prone to shipping damage. Even if you prepare the order properly before shipping, anything can happen while it's being shipped via truck, rail, or air — especially if it has a long way to go before it reaches its destination. Most of the time it is out of your control, so opting in for shipping insurance to protect your shipments is worth the extra cost.
4. Add package fillers
Adding extra dunnage can help keep your product in place, especially if it's a fairly small makeup item. Kraft paper is a cheap, eco-friendly option and can help protect your package from movement. You can also consider packing peanuts. For makeup products that come in liquid form or loose pigments, and you're hearing customers complain about damaged shipments, it may be beneficial to wrap your products in a small plastic bag to avoid it from spilling. This will also add extra protection from humidity or moisture.
5. Know the ingredients of your product
Understanding what ingredients are in your product will help you decipher if it will ship safely and comply with carrier regulations. By knowing what your makeup products are made of, you'll avoid the possibility of your products melting in a hot warehouse or finding out it's not allowed to ship to certain locations, especially internationally (e.g., makeup with CBD or alcohol-based products).
6. Understand different carrier rules
Major shipping carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL have their own set of rules when it comes to shipping makeup, especially any that may contain flammable liquids. Be sure to read through your shipping carrier's rules and guidelines beforehand to ensure your products ship on time without any issues.