Plastic Bottles & Closures
Child-resistant and tamper-evident closures provide the finishing touch on a variety of bottles.
A companyï¿½s containers are available in various sizes and materials. They are produced with many types of neck finishes and styles. Shapes include cylinder, vial, modified cylinder, blake, and square. Bottles are usually packed from 400 to 1000 pieces per case, depending on size and style. Strict quality control procedures and testing ensure container performance, function, and SPI conformance. Standard pricing is available on the most popular items. These items can be shipped quickly to meet customer delivery requirements. Sample kits are available on request. Comar Inc., Buena, NJ; 856/692-9500; www.comar.com.
A company has introduced a line of HDPE packers. The body style is popular with vitamin and nutritional supplement manufacturers. The B-Line straight-sided packers are available in 60, 75, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, and 300 cm3 sizes. Companies that are looking for 225 cm3 packers can use the 220 cm3 bottle. Closures can also be provided for the packers. They are sold separately. Alpha Packaging, St. Louis; 314/427-4300; www.alphaplastic.com.
A series of containers, from 60 to 250 cm3, is designed to integrate several types of closures, from screw and flip-top tablet dispensers to cost-effective child-resistant systems. These include Squeeze-Lok Low Profile one-piece squeeze-and-turn closures and FG two-piece push-and-turn closures. Two neck finishes (SP-400 and Squeeze-Lok Low Profile) are available in 33-, 38-, and 45-mm neck diameters. The Squeeze-Lok Low Profile closure on the Rx series container has been tested and is preferred by older adults because it is easy to open while being child resistant. Because child resistance is torque independent, the Squeeze-Lok Low Profile can improve production line speeds and consistency, according to the company. Rexam Closures & Containers, Evansville, IN; 812/867-6671;
Bottles and Closures
A company offers a range of tamper-evident and child-resistant closures on the same bottle. Customers can choose from a wide range of bottles in sizes from 60 to 1000 ml. Options include a wide-mouth child-resistant bottle, with or without a tamper-evident band, and a sloped-shoulder tamper-evident version, with or without a child-resistant closure. All designs are available in HDPE. Custom styles and colors are available. Azlon Packaging, a division of Bibby Sterilin Ltd., Stone, Staff, UK; +44 1785 812121; www.bibby-sterilin.com.