A bottle is a container that holds liquids. It is typically made of aluminum, glass, or plastic. Plastic bottles are commonly used to store beverages, cooking oil, or shampoo. They are lighter than glass or metal, and can be manufactured with a flat label panel or with a recessed label panel. The standard sizes are ounces and drams.
The bottle has several important qualities, and understanding the architecture of a bottle can help you select the right one for your application. However, there is a lot of confusing terminology, which can be difficult to decipher. This article will give you a brief look at some of the more common bottle features.
There are three primary components of a bottle: the body, the neck, and the finish. These three parts are interconnected to provide a smooth, continuous bottle shape. If you want to know more about how these parts are constructed, check out the Bottle Body & Mold Seams page.
There is a small, but significant number of bottle features that have been omitted from the list. For example, a Champagne bottle is heavier construction, with wider, straight sides and a curved shoulder. Another bottle feature is the stippled finish. Stippled finishes are designed to mask scratches during handling. Some have a small recessed spot for labels, and are a great way to hide abrasions.
The bottle’s top, or the rim, is the curved, cylindrical section of the bottle. A rim is the most important part of the bottle, but it’s not the only part. Other parts include the lip, collar, and the base. When considering the rim, make sure to keep in mind the type of closure it will be compatible with. Caps are a vital component, since they must be fitted correctly to prevent leaks or dangerous spills.
Likewise, the stippled finish on a bottle is the most important part, but it’s not the only part. In addition to the stippled surface, there is also a recessed label panel on the bottom that protects the label from damage.
To get the most out of a bottle, you should consider all of its components. You can also choose bottles that provide the most benefits, such as those that are round to minimize hand fatigue when dispensing. And if you need to transport your bottle, a ring around the base is a wise choice.
Other lesser known bottle features include the swooping, or the rumbling, and the embossing. Embossing is a design process in which an engraving or raised graphic is applied to the inside surface of a mold.
One of the more exciting features of a bottle is the mouth. Although this is usually referred to as an opening, the term “mouth” actually describes an area above the contents of the bottle. Depending on the bottle’s use, this might be a critical feature. As with any other product, you should consult with a specialist before purchasing a bottle for a special application.