The outbreak of COVID-19 cases around the world has led to hand sanitizer and other disinfectants becoming more vital than ever. As demand for these products increases, so too does the need for quality packaging to contain them.
At WB Bottle Supply Company, we serve as a full-line bottle supplier for customers around the world. We deliver plastic packaging bottles suitable for use with various products, including hand sanitizers. Now, more than ever, we are committed to working with manufacturers to ensure the demand for these potentially lifesaving products is fully met.
The Creation Process for Hand Sanitizer Bottles
The function of all hand sanitizer packaging is the same, but the packaging can vary depending on the needs and desires of the manufacturer. The process for creating plastic packaging begins with an image of the desired final product. This image is then converted to a CAD image, modified as needed, and translated into a 3D model. This process ensures that all parties are fully satisfied with the design of the packaging before production begins, thus reducing the likelihood of time-consuming and costly adjustments later on.
Types of Plastic Bottle Designs
Disinfectant products are typically packaged in plastic bottles. While the exact design varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, some of the most common bottle designs employed include:
- Boston round bottles
- Cylinder bottles
- Foam pump bottles
- F-style bottles
- Industrial round bottles
- Spray bottles
Certain types of packaging, such as spray or squeezable bottles, are particularly well suited for use as hand sanitizer bottles. When choosing a material for these bottles, it’s important to keep in mind rigidity and resistance to alcohol. While most plastics resist damage or degradation from exposure to alcohol to some degree, flexibility is essential for hand sanitizer in squeezable bottles. For these packaging materials, LDPE is ideal.
Types of Caps and Closures for Hand Sanitizers Bottles
Hand sanitizer bottles feature different caps and closures depending on the bottle design and the intended dispensing method. The ones typically employed include:
- Dispensing pumps
- Fingertip sprayers
- Flip-top closures
- Snap top closures
- Threaded screw caps
WB Bottle Supply Company’s Response to COVID-19
Our company has served the industrial and household chemical industries for many years, including by distributing plastic packaging for hand sanitizer and other disinfecting products. We recognize the vital role that packaging manufacturers play in making these products available to the general population. In critical times, such as these, we fully understand how every company must strive to do their part.
We recently partnered with the team at Central Standard Craft Distillery. In reaction to the rise in COVID-19 cases and diminishing hand sanitizer and other disinfectant supplies, the distillery has converted its production operations to produce free disinfectant spray for those in high-risk groups, such as nursing home residents and first responders. As the bottle supplier for this company, we are donating sanitizer bottles to help support this cause.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will search for additional opportunities to help make a difference as a packaging company. In the meantime, we will continue to provide quality plastic bottles for hand sanitizer and other disinfectants to help supply meet demand.
For additional information about our packaging solutions, contact us today.