Types and Usage

A bottle is a narrow-necked container made of an impermeable material (clay, glass, plastic, aluminium, etc.) in various shapes and sizes to store and transport liquids (water, milk, beer, wine, ink, cooking oil, medicine, soft drinks, shampoo, and chemicals, etc.) and whose mouth at the bottling line can be sealed with an internal stopper, an external bottle cap, a closure, or a conductive “inner seal” using induction sealing.

Types of Bottle:

There are mainly 4 types of Bottle.

1. Glass Bottles:

a. Wine Bottles: The glass bottle was an important development in the history of wine, because, when combined with a high-quality stopper such as a cork, it allowed long-term aging of wine.

There are many sizes and shapes of bottles used for wine. Some of the known shapes:

Bordeaux: This bottle is roughly straight sided with a curved “shoulder” that is useful for catching sediment and is also the easiest to stack. Traditionally used in Bordeaux but now worldwide, this is probably the most common type.

Burgundy: Traditionally used in Burgundy, this has sides that taper down about 2/3 of the height to a short cylindrical section, and does not have a shoulder.

Champagne: Traditionally used for Champagne, it is similar to a Burgundy bottle, but with a wider base and heavier due to the pressurization.

b. Codd-neck Bottles: In 1872, British soft drink makers Hiram Codd of Camberwell, London, designed and patented a bottle designed specifically for carbonated drinks. The Codd-neck bottle was designed and manufactured to enclose a marble and a rubber washer/gasket in the neck.

2. Plastic Bottles: The plastic is strain oriented in the stretch blow molding manufacturing process. Plastic bottles are typically used to store liquids such as water, soft drinks, motor oil, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, milk, and ink.

a. Major materials are polyolefin such as polyethylene and polypropylene, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate).

b. Single and multiple layered bottles, and bottles and tubes with various shapes and functions are offered.

c. Widely used in the areas of food and daily commodities and for medical purposes.

3. Aluminium Bottles: An aluminium bottle is a bottle made of aluminium. In some countries, it is also referred to as a “bottle can”. It is a bottle made entirely of aluminium that holds beer, soft drinks, wine, and other liquids.

4. Hot water Bottles: A hot water bottle is a bottle filled with hot water used to provide warmth. It can be made from various materials, most commonly rubber, but has historically been made from harder materials such as metal, glass, earthenware, or wood.


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