A bottle is a fluid-tight, hollow-bodied container designed mainly to store and transport liquid liquids and whose neck at the top can be capsized with an inner stopper, an outer bottle cap, a cover, a sealing, or some other seal. A variety of bottle designs have been developed over time with different attributes and/or styles, intended for a wide range of different applications. The neck of the bottle may be open at the top, letting the liquid flow out; the bottle may have a stem to hold one or more bottles; the bottle may be a cylinder (which may be capped, or have a solid or semi-solid base) and the neck may be hinged to allow pouring or other beverage handling.
Plastic bottles are primarily made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is resistant to impact, heat, chemical reaction, aging, or any other degradation of its properties, making it ideal for use as can packaging and food service applications. The plastic bottle may also be coated with epoxy or polystyrene to provide extra protection against chemicals while achieving greater flexibility. However, plastic bottles come in a dizzying array of different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and designs, which means that there are literally thousands of unique uses for plastic bottles. Because of this diversity, it is essential that a company understands the exact requirements of their product and design process before designing a product.
Water bottles are one obvious use for the plastic bottle. For instance, the average water bottle sold today is about four inches tall, with a length of just over five inches. Most water bottles are also insulated, providing for good cold beverages even when traveling. Beer bottles are also another common use for the plastic bottle. A standard beer bottle, without its insulation, can hold up to five gallons of liquid, making them an excellent choice for large gatherings or camping trips where you might need to carry several bottles of beer.
Mineral water bottles are a slightly different group of products. Because these products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they can be used as different kinds of bottle. For instance, a small mineral water bottle would be suitable for carrying with hiking boots. At the same time, the large and heavy mineral water bottles pictured would better be suited for carrying with a picnic backpack or other similar large bag. These larger bottle groups allow for a greater level of versatility, especially in terms of style and function.
Plastic bottles are not only suitable for beverage use, but they can also be used to display items. A wine bottle could be designed to hold a decanter or wine cup, for instance, so that the attractive look of the bottle itself does not distract from the bottle’s overall quality and grace. Cute tins and jars with plastic handles are another popular option for displaying various items, especially those associated with travel, such as maps and calculators. Bottles with twist-off lids and wide mouths are great for carrying your favorite beverages, but the wide mouth bottles pictured can also be used as fun containers for little objects, such as pencils and paper clips.
In terms of brand names, there are a lot of well-known brands available, including brands like Zippo, Lamy, Pabst, and Mr. Pen. But there are even more unique types of liquor bottles available, including ones shaped like musical instruments, like the guitar or the bass. Even though plastic bottles and their various shapes used to be associated with just drinking beverages, there are now other interesting uses for these bottle shapes. For instance, a bottle shape resembling a cross is sometimes used as a measure unit by some manufacturers, as well as a container for computer parts and other small devices.