What Is a Slug Plate?
The term’slug plate’ is used to describe the finish on a cork-finished bottle. This is also known as a’slug mold’ or ‘plate’. In the glass industry, it is referred to as a’screw-thread’. The following are some other common terms for a slug. For more information on these and other characteristics of a cork-finished bottle, visit our “Bottle Body & Mold Seams” page.
A bottle is a cylindrical container with a narrow neck, usually made from glass, that contains a liquid. This container is normally equipped with a close-fitting stopper, known as a ‘bottle cap’, to prevent spills, evaporation, and contact with foreign substances. In addition, a bottle is typically used for its ‘liquid’ content, such as alcohol, water, or a combination of different liquids.
A bottle can have a variety of morphologies, ranging from a flask to a’snake shell’. As with any’shell’, there are pros and cons to each. LDPE has excellent gas, moisture, and vapor barriers, while PET is not good at either. A bottle can have a ‘rim’ or ‘lid’ that reflects the shape of the contents inside.
The terms’snail’,’sealed’, and ‘crown shell’ have different definitions in each language. Some of the earliest examples of the latter include bottles made without a mold, which are known as marver-bottom bottles. Other common variants include the ‘post-bottom’ bottle base, which is a block with a side-seam that extends into the base.
During the manufacturing process, the bottle is shaped like a shell. A shell is a transition zone between two major parts of a bottle. A shoulder is similar to a heel on a shoe. The shell of a bottle can be broken into multiple parts. The bottom of a’shoe’ can have many different shapes, and its shape is dependent on how the bottle is molded. The heel is a “shoe,” which is the part of the bottle where the bottle is inserted into the body.
A blob seal is a glass disk or pad used to form lettering or designs on a wine bottle. It is a type of stamp that is used to decorate a bottle. The blob seal is made from a glass disk that is shaped like a tire. The blob seal is an early 20th-century example of a tooled finish. To see a more detailed description of the difference between a tooled and applied finish, visit the General Bottle Morphology page.
A blob-shaped bottle is called a “glob-bottom” bottle. The top portion is a key-shaped cap. A cup-bottom mold has a flat base. A two-piece bottle is made from a key and a hinge. It is not a double-bottomed bottle. It is not a snout. It is made by a key-bottomed mold. It has two halves, and the base is a “key”.