A bottle is a slim-walled cylinder made of a permeable substance in different shapes and sizes in which liquids may be poured into and stored for future use, its mouth at the bottom of the bottle may be capped with an inner stopper, external bottle cap, a ceiling, or a magnetic, electrostatic, or induction-seal closing. This type of bottle may have one or more closed-mouth spouts with the external opening sealed. The inner part of the bottle may be corked or bulged, allowing air to pass through, while some have cork-stoppers with tiny rubber stoppers that close over and hold the cork from leakage. There may also be a groove for a bottle stem to push against to keep the bottle upright.
The bottleneck is usually constructed of metal with a bottle cap attached, glass bottles are usually encased in glass or plastic for protection from acid damage. There are two basic bottleneck designs; a hinged bottle neck, with one or more hinged sections; or a threaded bottle neck, with threading sections through the entire length of the bottle and into various plastic or metal compartments. Plastic bottles are usually round, although some exist that have a cucumber or pineapple shape.
Most bottle openings are a slit designed to allow a stream of liquid to escape and contain no large solid particles. The most common opening for plastic bottles are the neck-strap or nipple, where it attaches to the bottle. Other opening styles are the neck-open, with a slit just below the bottleneck; the neck-strap style, with a slit near the bottleneck; and the snap-on style, with a slit near the bottom of the bottle. Some other popular bottle opening styles include the fanny-cake style, which has a small cone shaped opening in the middle of the bottle. The double-fold, with two folds in the bottle simultaneously (hence the name), and the screw-top are other common opening styles.
Most of today’s plastic bottles are made from either polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyethylene urethane (PETU). PET bottles are lightweight, durable, and can store more water than glass bottles. Because they are made from a polymer, PET does not encourage the growth of bacteria or mold, neither does it break down easily, making it safe to throw away. Additionally, because manufacturers adhere strictly to cleanliness regulations, there is less risk involved with producing products that may contain hazardous chemicals. While PET bottles cannot be recycled, they are biodegradable and recyclable, and many countries have banned the use of PET as an alternative to glass.
Many businesses provide bottle services at shows, weddings, birthdays, and other events. Bottles can be custom designed and imprinted with a company logo, name, message, and event dates for an affordable price. Adding a personalized label to the bottle makes a great gift, and guests will appreciate being able to remember the special occasion. If bottled drinks are offered, guests will love the convenience of having them available throughout the day. Having hot or cold beverages readily available prevents them from running back and forth from the hot corner to the cooler.
With all of the options available today, there is no reason to pay a premium for a bottle service. Guests will appreciate the convenience of the hot beverage offering, as well as the savings on sales at the end of the day. Whether bottled or tap, guests are sure to enjoy the benefits of high markup prices, as well as the convenience of the new bottle. For these reasons and more, Bottle Service should be considered by business owners.