What Is a Bottle?

A bottle is a narrow-necked container for holding liquids or semiliquids. It has a cap or other closure to prevent spillage and evaporation of the liquid inside. It may be made from glass or plastic. Bottles are used to store water, soft drinks, motor oil, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo and other household or industrial liquids. Plastic bottles are becoming more common than their glass counterparts, due to the lower cost of production and transport.

The word bottle can also refer to a person who is unable to control their bladder and bowel movements, often in the face of fear or embarrassment. In cockney rhyming slang, this is known as “bottling up”; the same phrase is used in British Navy jargon to refer to a Naval reprimand. A bottle is also a container in which milk is kept until it is needed for baby feeding.

Bottles were once used as a symbol of courage or nerve because of their strength, rigidity and resistance to breaking. In 19th century America, the phrase “bottle it” became popular among actors on stage, meaning to have the courage to go forward in spite of the risks involved. The same concept is now reflected in the term “fiasco,” which means a dismal failure, either on or off the stage.

Glass has many unique properties that are valuable in a wide variety of applications. Its ability to withstand extreme temperatures and chemical corrosion is one example, and it is also highly valued in the manufacture of automobile windshields. In addition to its durability, glass is also an attractive material because of its transparency and light weight.

In the late 19th century, plastic began to replace glass as the primary beverage bottle because of its advantages over the older material. Unlike glass, which requires heavy and expensive machinery to produce, plastic bottles are less costly to make and use less energy in production than glass. In addition, they can be sealed more securely and have a greater capacity to hold liquids than glass bottles.

Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly called PET plastic or polyester, is a thermoplastic polymer that is used to make plastic bottles and other products. It is produced by reacting petroleum hydrocarbons with ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid, which polymerize to form long molecular chains.

The Krones AG company produces a line of machines for plastic bottle production, including the Contiform 3 model, which offers precision and speed in stretch blow molding and filling. The machine has been designed to accommodate a wide range of bottle sizes and shapes, with high-speed operation and efficient energy consumption. The system is easy to use and maintain and can be customized for different bottle production requirements. Its versatility makes it a good choice for manufacturers looking to streamline their bottle-making process. For more information about the machine, visit its website today. The company is based in Austria and serves clients worldwide. A free consultation is available for potential customers.