Large and Small BOTTLES

Bottles in a wide variety of sizes and materials meet specific needs.

A PET bottle line of straight-sided packers is available in a variety of colors and sizes ranging from 60 to 500 cm3. Each size is available with two neck finishes to accommodate either continuous-thread or tamper-evident closures. The bottles, which act as barriers to moisture and oxygen, have the clarity of glass. The bottles' uniform wall thickness makes labeling easy. Molded with extended beads under its threads, the design of the bottles helps secure shrink bands. The bottles are currently available in clear, amber, and opaque and are priced to compete favorably with styrene and HDPE bottles. O. Berk Co., Union, NJ.

A line of high-density polyethylene bottles can be easily recycled. The Porcelene product line consists of bottles ranging in size from 60 to 750 cm3, with varying neck sizes. The FDA-approved bottles are made with a high-gloss HDPE in a special mold and process, which results in a product with an improved specular gloss rating. The Porcelene product line also displays good moisture-vapor-transmission barrier properties. Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Boyertown, PA.

A 250-cm3 bottle has been added to a company's existing line of pharmaceutical rounds. Other standard sizes include 120-, 150-, and 200-cm3, with finishes of 38-400. Available in PET, the bottles can be manufactured in a variety of colors. The company also offers a wide variety of custom and stock containers in HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PETG, and polypropylene. Matrix Packaging Inc., Lancaster, NY.

A variety of bottles are available in an extensive range of material choices and sizes. The company offers wide-mouth round packers and stress bottles in sizes from 60 to 950 cm3, wide-mouth amber glass packers in eight different sizes, clear and amber PET packers for moisture and impact resistance, and more. The company also offers silica gel desiccants, PVC neckbands, and PVC full-body sleeves. Triple Dot Corp., Santa Ana, CA.

A wide range of plastic bottles are well suited for pharmaceutical applications. Suitable for liquids, powders, or tablets, the bottles are available in sizes ranging from 30 to 2000 mil. Design and closure options include child-resistant and tamper-evident packages. Most designs are available in a choice of HDPE, LDPE, or polypropylene. Products can be tailored to meet specific color, shape, weight, branding, and printing requirements. Bibby Sterilin Ltd., Stone, Staffordshire, UK.

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