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2 oz Beverage Bottles Available NOW!

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Our new 2 oz beverage bottles will give your products an energy shot!  With the growing trend toward single shot energy drinks, 2 oz beverage bottles are in high demand.   When shopping for a food or beverage container – just any bottle won’t do – make sure to look for bottles that are FDA Approved.

2 oz White PET Boston Round Bottles

Boston Round Bottles, also known as Winchester Bottles, are a staple in the packaging industry. Boston Round Bottles are used in laboratories, pharmacies – and even food and beverage containers. It’s no wonder they’ve been around for so long! This white 2 oz bottle is perfectly paired with a polypropylene (PP) screw-top cap. The cap includes a foam liner to protect against odor transmission without sacrificing taste. This bottle is proudly Made in the USA and is BPA Free and FDA approved.

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2 oz Clear PET Energy Shot Bottle

Get the look of glass with the durability of plastic with this clear PET bottle. This bottle might be called an Energy Shot Bottle, but don’t let the title fool you – it can be used for that and so much more! If you’re trying to boost your sales and get your products into the hands of more customers, this tiny container is an excellent choice for sample sizes of cold pressed juices or marinades. We’ve included a white high density polypropylene (HDPE) tamper evident cap to complete the look. This bottle is suitable for High Pressure Processing* (HPP). Proudly Made in the USA, BPA Free and FDA Approved.

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2 oz Clear PET Square Arched Bottle

Square is in – and we are on-trend with this Arched Square Bottle. This 2 oz bottle is a new capacity addition to our very popular arched square beverage bottle collection. These mini square bottles line up nicely on a shelf and allow four panels for labeling your unique brand. Fill them up with energy drinks, cold-pressed juice, dairy drinks, sauces and more! This square bottle includes a natural colored HDPE Tamper Evident Cap. Suitable for High Pressure Processing.* Proudly Made in the USA, BPA Free and FDA Approved.

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*Please test with your specific product to ensure proper performance.

Your Guide to Plastic Resins

Your Guide to Plastic Resins

If you are looking for a plastic resin container, the following information will serve as a guide to help you in your selection. However, this information can only illustrate the many varieties of plastic resins that are available. Therefore, these descriptions are intended only as a manual to explain the options available, and you should not ignore compatibility testing to determine the container most appropriate for your purposes. All buyers are ultimately responsible to consider these descriptions and to examine their applications before deciding which containers, closures, and accessories best meet their needs.

PET & PETG   

Created with durable materials, PET and PETG containers demonstrate a gloss and clarity that make this resin perfect for use in food and beverage containers. This resin gives the look of glass, but because it is made of plastic, it features an increased resistance to strong impacts and breakage. Foods, beverages, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals are safer and more secure in a PET or PETG plastic resin container. In addition to these display and safety features, PET and PETG bottles and jugs are lightweight and convenient alternatives to more fragile glass containers.


Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

 Although very similar to HDPE containers, the LDPE composition is less rigid. This allows containers made from this resin to be even more flexible and therefore squeezable. Products such as shampoo, conditions, and adhesives are typically packaged in LDPE containers because they are so elastic. Because LDPE is less chemically resistant than HDPE, these containers are typically glossier in appearance. The glossier appearance makes them ideal for food and personal care products. 

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 

 Making it the most widely used resin in plastic bottles, HDPE is known for being both extremely durable and very economical. This plastic resin is naturally translucent in appearance, but that does not prevent it from being somewhat flexible and very resistant to impacts. Although HDPE cannot be used to contain solvents, it works very well with acid concentrates and some caustics. This application has made it a favorite for FDA-approved food grade products. Color can be added to the HDPE plastic to make it more opaque, but even with this addition, it will not become glossy. These containers can be used to hold substances at below-freezing temperatures, but anything heated to over 180 degrees Fahrenheit or anything requiring a hermetic seal cannot be enclosed in a HDPE container. 

 

Polypropylene (PP)  

 For products needing to be stored at high temperatures, PP containers are an excellent option. This plastic resin is exceptionally stable at high temperatures while providing a strong moisture barrier. Foods and beverages that are heated, such as pancake syrup, are well-contained in bottles and jars created from PP materials. This resin is also autoclavable, meaning that it can withstand the steam sterilization process created by high temperatures and heavy pressure. Because of these storage characteristics, PP preserves dried foods such as spices, dried fruit, and flour exceptionally well, trapping in the freshness and flavor. Although PP performs well in high temperatures and under strong pressures, it has very poor impact resistance, especially in cold temperatures. 

 

Polystyrene (PS)   

This plastic resin most closely mimics the appearance and strength of glass. With a strong, clear crystal appearance, PS also creates an oxygen barrier that serves to preserve the freshness of the products held inside. However, this resin does not respond well to changes in temperature or ultraviolet exposures. In addition, it has poor to moderate resistance to impact, much like the glass that it imitates.

 

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)  

Polyvinyl Chloride containers have a variety of uses due to their high resistance to oils and low oxygen transmission. With these attributes, this semi-rigid PVC resin is very resistant to chemicals. In addition, PVC provides a solid barrier to most gases, making it a strong selection for salad oil, mineral oil, and vinegar. Personal products such as shampoos and cosmetics are frequently contained in PVC as well. Although this resin is chemically resistant, it cannot contain solvents or be heated to more than 160 degrees Fahrenheit as these conditions can cause the resin to distort.

 

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