Types of Plastic Closures/Caps for Plastic Bottles
Closures/caps for Plastic bottles are present in a range of sizes, colors, and shapes and are used in a diversity of daily use products. Their utility, aesthetics, and handiness have made them the unsung marvels of the Plastic bottle & jar packaging industry. Plastic closures/Caps are being more widely used for packaging bottles and jar. They offer unique characteristics like:
- Ease of use & dispensing
- Leak resistance
- Design flexibility
- Color options
- Finishing options
- Impact resistance
Plastic bottle & Jar closures can be manufactured in a few different ways. Injection molding is the most common.
The most popular plastic bottle and jar closures are listed below:
Dome Shaped Cap is a standard threaded cap with a dome molded top. These closures are found on bottles and jars and provide a smooth and continuous look.
Ribbed closures meet most bottle sealing requirements. The ribbing on the cap allows enough friction to easily open and close your container.
Tamper Evident Closures
Tamper evident closures provide security to your packaging without the use of shrink bands. They are usually offered in a range of lining options from induction heat seal to hot fill.
Plastic Orifice Reducer Closures
Orifice reducers reduce the bottle opening size so your product will come out more smoothly. Provides a consistent flow and even stream. Popular in shampoo, lotions, and oil bottles.
Plastic Trigger Sprayer Closures
Trigger spraying closures are needed with low viscosity and higher volume materials. They can be used on a variety of containers where controlled amounts of dispensing are necessary.
Plastic Mist Sprayer Closures
Mist spraying closures are a perfect solution when low viscosity liquids need to be dispensed evenly in the air.
Plastic Pump Closures
Pump closures can be fitted to both small and large containers and can be used for a variety of high viscosity applications. A perfect solution for dispensing equal amounts of a product.
Plastic Sifter Closures
Spice Sifter Caps are specifically designed to dispense spices from certain bottles. Many of the styles offer dual release points and come in a variety of colors for easy product identification.
Plastic Snap Top Closures
Snap/Flip top caps feature an easy to open, hinged, top that can easily be opened or closed to dispense your product. Flip tops can be used for both thin and thicker liquids and are one of the more economical options.
Plastic Disc Closures
Plastic Disc Caps feature a hidden orifice that can be opened or closed by applying pressure on one side of the cap top. Most often used in used in the shampoos, conditioners, and other health & beauty products.
Plastic Spout Closures
Offer a unique dispensing cone shape most often used with a plastic squeeze bottles. Spout caps usually come with a red tip and are used with a variety of high viscosity products.