How Bottles Work


Bottles are a type of container that is used to store liquids. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. While they can be sealed with a closure or internal stopper, they can also be opened with an external cap. To understand how a bottle works, it’s important to understand its architecture. This can help you choose a bottle that suits your application.

A bottle’s body is the main content of the container, and includes the neck, the rim, and the heel. It can be a narrow, cylindrical, square, or rectangular shape. The neck is the constricted part of the bottle, usually located above the shoulder.

The rim is the extreme uppermost portion of the bottle, and it can be referred to as the lip, by some authors. It is a flat circular top surface, often with a recessed label panel. These panels protect the edges of the bottle’s label from fraying during shipping.

In addition, the base is the bottom of the bottle, and it may include a ring around it, which ensures that it doesn’t tip over. In addition, it may be engraved with a small symbol to indicate its manufacturer.

Finally, the finish is the last part of the molding process for a bottle. It is the part that covers the inside of the bottle, and it is made to fit a specific closure. Depending on the bottle’s shape, the entire finish can be referred to as the ‘top’, ‘lip’,’mouth’, or ‘top-to-bottom’. Some bottles have a ‘nose’, which is a small recess in the heel along the side of the container.

A ‘fiasco’ is an event that causes a lot of trouble. For example, if you lose a bottle of your favorite drink, you can’t drink it. That means you won’t be able to control your bowel function. You might even become afraid of it!

An ’emboss’ is a raised graphic, incising, or design that is cut into the inside of the mold. One example is the “wedding band” on a glass bottle.

Similarly, a ‘push-up’ is a dome-shaped inward projection on the center of the base of a bottle. It can be exaggerated on some types of bottles, but it’s typically a feature of the bottle’s finish.

Another feature of a bottle’s finish is the ‘neck ring parting line’, a slight horizontal ridge between the neck and the finish. Generally speaking, the neck ring is a transition zone between the bottle’s body and its base, but some authors have considered the upper neck to be a part of the finish.

Lastly, the’sealing surface’ is a flat circular top surface that is the sealing surface. Sealing surfaces are often used to prevent leakage, but they can be problematic. If a sealing surface is too porous, it can allow vapor to permeate through the container, resulting in paneling or a drop in the barrier properties of the bottle. By changing the shape of a bottle, you can avoid this problem.