A bottle is a type of narrow-necked container that stores and transports liquids. They are typically used for beverages, but can also be used to store other items. A bottle can be made from a variety of materials, including plastics like PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PP (polypropylene), PC (polycarbonate), and PVC (polyvinyl chloride).
In the United States, plastic bottles are generally classified based on their material composition and manufacturing process. Most bottles are manufactured with the use of reheat and blow molding, although there are other processes that can be used as well.
1. The Making of a Bottle
A bottle begins its life as a solid pellet of plastic. In this process, the pellet is melted by heating and then sheared by a feed screw into multiple-cavity molds where it assumes the shape of long, thin tubes called parisons. These are then shipped to bottling facilities, where they are blown into the final form.
2. The Blow Molding Step
After the parison has been blown, the remaining wall thickness can be adjusted to achieve a consistent thickness throughout the entire formation. This process is known as reheat and blow molding, or RBM. This method of producing plastic bottles has several advantages over other methods.
3. The Bottle’s Shape:
In a typical RBM, the shape of the bottle is determined by the shape of the parison and its thickness. In some cases, the parison is designed to include formed necks and threads that will be incorporated into the final product, but this often requires additional expense. In other cases, the parison is formed into a round form, which can then be further refined by using an injection molding machine.
4. The Bottle’s Body:
The main content containing portion of the bottle is located between the shoulder and heel (insweep). This area can be decorated with embossing, incising, or engraving. The shape of the body and its seams are important for ensuring the finished bottle will fit together and look its best.
5. The Bottle’s Color:
Many colors can be used for a bottle, and this is a good opportunity to showcase your brand in a way that will stand out from the competition. The most common colors are white, black, red, blue, and green.
6. The Bottle’s Finish:
The final step in the bottle manufacturing process is putting the completed bottle through a finishing process. This may include a wax coating, paint, or other finishes. This can be done to give the bottle an attractive appearance and increase its durability.
7. The Bottle’s Label:
Creating labels for a bottle is another essential part of its manufacturing process. They will help consumers identify the type and quantity of drinks inside the bottle. These labels will be printed on the bottle’s exterior and can be applied with an adhesive or heat-applied.
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