Plastic or Glass Bottles
Available in various shapes and sizes, bottles protect and dispense liquids, powders, and tablets.
PET square media bottles are leakproof, sterilized to 10-6 SAL, and biologically tested in a HEPA-filtered manufacturing environment to ensure sterile performance for up to five years. Manufactured from shatter-resistant PET, the bottles provide good gas-barrier properties for reliable storage and shipping of liquid media, buffers, and sera. They have molded-in graduations and a molded-in neck ring for use with tamper-evident shrink sleeves. Bottles are offered with or without an HDPE closure and are available in 125-, 500-, and 1000-ml sizes. All are packaged in double-bagged, shrink-wrapped trays, making them suitable for use in critical environments. Nalgene, Mountain Lakes, NJ; 973/402-6060; www.nalgenunc.com.
A company offers the Rx series, a product line with containers from 60 to 250 cc. Every size of container is designed to integrate several types of closures, from simple screw- and flip-top tablet dispensers to cost-effective child-resistant systems. Two neck finishes, SP-400 and Squeeze-Lok Low Profile, are available in 33-, 38-, and 45-mm neck diameters. The Rx series was developed specifically for pharmaceutical, OTC, and nutritional tablet applications, as well as applications for other markets. It is well suited for prescription distribution and repackers, especially automated pharmacies. Rexam Closures & Containers, Evansville, IN; 812/867-6671; www.rexamclosures.com.
Jar and Tottle
A double-walled jar and a tottle package have been added to a company’s existing 150- and 250-ml PET bottles. The 10-oz tottle is manufactured in HDPE and has a 26-mm special finish that takes an oval valve-style dispensing closure. In addition to the large panel areas on its triangular shape, the sloped top panel provides another dimension to highlight special promotions or logo placement. The double- walled jar has the same distinctive triangular shape and is composed of a 4-oz PVC outer jar and a 2-oz PP inner jar. TricorBraun, St Louis, MO; 314/569-3633; www.tricorbraun.com.
Plastic wide-mouth bottles can be used for liquids and a variety of dry filling applications. The bottles come in standard capacities of 25, 75, 95, or 165 cc, and are suitable for medications and vitamins in tablet or capsule form. The 25-cc bottle is suitable as a sampler bottle and makes it easy to package samples for physicians to hand out to patients as starters. All bottles are made from HDPE and are case packed for shipment in quantities that provide the most efficient packing for each size bottle. Comar, Buena, NJ; 856/692-9500; www.comar.com.