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Grab The Best Cheap Jam Jars This Jamming Season!

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It’s jamming season! The fruit is ripe for picking, ready for you to whizz up into all sorts of delicious preserves like jams, marmalades and chutneys. Here at Ampulla, we want to help you maximise the quality, taste and appearance of your jams, with this short guide of tips and tricks! We might even have a variety of cheap jam jars knocking around that could come in useful for you…

Jam-Making Tips

You might think that making jam is child’s play, I mean, all you have to do is boil up some fruit and sugar until it turns into a gooey mess then leave it to set right? However if you follow some easy steps, you can make sure that your jams are the best they can possibly be. Let us talk you through some.

Sterilise Your Jam Jars

It is very easy for bacteria to get into your jars, and the warm environment and sugars in your jam gives them the ideal space to start multiplying! You will need to sterilise your glass jam jars before use simply by washing them in hot soapy water, then baking them in the oven at 140 degrees celsius until they are completely dry. If you are using jars with rubber lined lids, you will need to remove the linings and boil them in hot water (as baking rubber seals will cause damage to them).

Use Commercial Pectin If Necessary

Simply put, pectin is a fibre that exists in the cells of fruits and vegetables that holds up the cell walls. It is the pectin that will thicken your jam and help it to set. However, some fruits have more pectin than others, meaning that some types of jam will set better than others. Cranberries, blueberries and gooseberries have high pectin levels, whilst strawberries have low pectin levels. Therefore if you are using fruits such as strawberries in your jam, we recommend adding a high pectin fruit into your recipe to increase the pectin levels or, if you do not want to alter the taste of your jam, you can also buy commercial pectin to add into your jam to thicken it. Don’t worry, this will not reduce the quality of your jam.

Use Jars With Twist-Off Metal Lids

When setting jam, a lot of jam-makers place wax discs over the top of their jars, which is intended to prevent any mould from forming on the top of your jam. However if you set your jams in jars that are compatible with twist-off metal lids, the wax discs won’t be necessary. This is because these lids are airtight, so once they are secured onto the jars it is impossible for any bacteria or mould to get in. Ampulla has a great range of twist-off metal lids that are compatible with our cheap jam jars, that come in a myriad of designs including gingham and floral patterns!

Don’t Label Hot Jars

Make sure that your jam is fully cooled in the jar before adding any branded labels or stickers. If you try to add them whilst the jar is warm, the heat will cause the labels to wrinkle and peel off.

Cheap Jam Jars

Choosing the right jam jar for your preserves is key to your brand. Are you serving up mini portions at hotel breakfast buffets or are you retailing to the mass market? Luckily for you, we have a variety of cheap jam jars available to suit your every need! Our jars range from 30ml sizes right up to 700ml, which you can browse by clicking here.

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Our 30ml Mini Glass Jam Jars come with a choice of 3 different lid colours and are ideal for single servings of jam at buffets and posh afternoon teas! Meanwhile our 190ml Glass Jam Jar is perfect for packaging family sized portions to retail to the mass market.

If you’re working within a budget, we also have fantastic range of budget jars that are cost-effective but don’t skimp on quality.

Recipes

Stuck for inspiration? Why not steal some ideas from these great recipes?

In conclusion, if you’re making jam, just follow our steps and you’ll be right as rain. P.S. Make sure to take a look at our cheap jam jars, we promise they won’t disappoint!

Liked this guide to cheap jam jars? Then you’ll love our 5 Unusual Marmalade Recipes.

‘Cast Iron’ Style Cooking Pots

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At first glance you would think that these cooking pots are made from cast iron – but they’re 100% plastic! They have been specially moulded using PP (polypropylene) to give the appearance of thick metal. They’re a sure-fire conversation starter!

Add a traditional, homely feel to your stews, soups and broths, but without the massive expensive of cast iron. These cooking pots can be heated up to 130 degrees Celsius, frozen at -20 degrees Celsius and are food grade approved. They come in 3 different sizes: 300ml, 650ml and 1L, so you can serve up single servings or sharing pots, whichever your preference. Each pot comes with a matching, snug fitting lid to stop your dish from spitting in the microwave, as well as keeping your food warm inside as you serve it.

cooking pots sizes

The PP plastic they are manufactured with is absolutely perfect for food packaging that is going to be exposed to microwave heat, due to the plastic’s high melting temperature. It also doesn’t absorb water and is very unlikely to shatter. Ideal for dinner parties, catering at corporate functions and restaurants alike!

Main Features:

  • Lightweight feel of plastic, with the look of cast iron;
  • Microwave safe;
  • NOT SUITABLE for use in gas or electric ovens;
  • Available in 3 sizes;
  • Lid included.
Test Out Our Cooking Pots With This Tasty Recipe

Chilli made just using a microwave? You’d better believe it! Check out this great recipe from BBC Food – it only takes 15 minutes to get it from your fridge to your stomach!

What you’ll need: Onion, garlic clove, butter, ground cumin, paprika, chilli flakes/powder, chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, vegetable stock cube, dark chocolate, soured cream and coriander.

What are you waiting for?

Prices for these awesome pots are from as little as £1.65 per unit when you buy in bulk!

Liked the look of our cast iron style pots? Then you’ll love our cardboard-style HDPE bottles!

5 Unusual Marmalade Recipes

We all know what marmalade is right? A bitter preserve made from juicy oranges boiled down to a sticky spread, perfect for toast. But contrary to popular belief, marmalade can be made with more fruit than just oranges. The term ‘marmalade’ refers to a preserve made using any citrus fruit; different from jam which is made from non-citrus fruit and is generally very sweet instead of more bitter and acidic.

Why not have a go at making one of the unusual marmalade recipes below at home to spice up your breakfast times?

1. Dark Muscovado & Whisky Marmalade

One for the grown ups! It’s a rich, boozy flavoured marmalade that will definitely wake you up in the morning. Instead of just having this marmalade on toast, why not use it as a flavouring in another recipe such as a filling in a cake? You can even add a drop of treacle for an even deeper flavour!

Ingredients:

  • Seville Oranges
  • Lemons
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • Whisky

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.

2. Lime Marmalade

This slightly different variation on classic marmalade is great for not only putting on toast – it can also be used as a fantastic marinade in chicken recipes!

Ingredients:

  • Limes
  • Lime Leaves
  • White Granulated Sugar

Find the full recipe at The Telegraph.

3. Grapefruit Marmalade

A tangy spread that would make a great jammy filling for a tropical cake. It could also be a fun way to introduce young children to a new, more interesting fruit as making it into a sweet marmalade is more appealing to young children than a lightly bitter fresh fruit. Once they get a taste for it, they may be more likely to eat the fruit in its original, healthier form!

Ingredients:

  • Grapefruit
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Lemons

Find the full recipe at Le Parfait.

4. Three Citrus Marmalade

Why have one citrus fruit when you can have three? This marmalade combines orange, lemons and limes for a tasty flavour explosion!

Ingredients:

  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • White Granulated Sugar

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

5. Orange & Rhubarb Marmalade

Rhubarb seems to be a criminally underused ingredient in British kitchens, which is a shame as it is delicious when cooked in the right recipes. This recipe adds rhubarb into the traditional orange marmalade recipe, to add an additional sweet element to the preserve and counteract the bitterness of the orange.

Ingredients:

  • Rhubarb
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Oranges

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Preserve Your Preserves!

Here at Ampulla, we have a huge collection of glass and plastic preserve jars to keep your homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys fresh for longer.

unusual marmalade recipes jars

We’ve got rustic, French-inspired Le Parfait Jars, which feature orange, rubber-lined, airtight, seal and clip closures. Or if you’re looking for a more traditional jam jar, we’ve got plenty of glass jars that are perfect for storing your unusual marmalade recipes; with sizes ranging from a miniature 41ml right up to a large 700ml. You can order 1 or 1000 – we have no minimum order! The more you buy, the lower the unit price.

Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 0161 367 1414 or send an email to sales@ampulla.co.uk if you have any pressing questions about our jam jar ranges.

Enjoyed our unusual marmalade recipes? Why not take a look at our guide to our budget glass jars that you can package your yummy creations in?

Plastic Vs Glass Packaging

plastic vs glass

It’s a question that has been debated by manufacturer’s for decades. Which is better for packaging: plastic or glass? Both materials have advantages and disadvantages, but is one really better than the other? Here at Ampulla, we’ve taken a thorough look at each material and compiled this plastic vs glass factsheet to help you make your mind up…

Quality

The quality of plastic and glass materials varies massively depending on the manufacturer. Obviously there are health and safety issues that come with using glass, as most jars and bottles will shatter easily when dropped onto hard surfaces and can even cause serious injuries if you end up cutting yourself on the sharp shards. In contrast, plastic is very durable and unlikely to break when dropped, making it safer for use around children.

On the other hand, glass does add an air of glamour and quality to your product, doesn’t affect the taste of your products and has zero rate of chemical interactions to keep your product pure and intact.

Differentiation

Both plastic and glass bottle and jars come in many different shapes, sizes and colour variations, as well as differentiations in the chemical make-up of the material.

Types Of Plastic

  • HDPE (High Density Polythylene) – One of the most widely used plastics due to being strong, fully recyclable, creating no harmful emissions during production and leaking no toxic chemicals into the soil or water. Widely used in food packaging such as butter tubs, cereal box liners, milk bottles, as well as household items such as cleaning products and detergents.
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) – Used in 70% of all soft drinks packaging. More flexible and lightweight than HDPE and can be moulded into lots of different shapes and sizes.
  • PP (Polypropene) – Great for food packaging that could be exposed to microwaves and dishwashers, thanks to its high melting temperature. It doesn’t absorb water, is lightweight, flexible and unlikely to shatter.
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) – One of the most widely used plastics after PET and PP. It comes in two forms: as a rigid polymer or as a flexible plastic. Fully recyclable and keep your food free from contamination.
  • PVDC (Polyvinylidene Chloride) – Typically used as a coating for other plastics such as PET, to increase the barrier resistance of a product. PVDC is often known as Saran, a name that was trademarked by S.C. Johnson & Son for their brand of plastic wrap.

You can also find different coloured plastics in the HDPE, PET and PP collections which can are available in white, black, red, brown and more, with both opaque and semi-transparent options.

Types Of Glass

Our glass also comes in a selection of great colours other than the standard clear glass models. Here at Ampulla, we offer green, amber and cobalt glass bottles, which we think adds a rustic flair to your products.

Recyclability

Both plastic and glass are recyclable, but are reused in different ways. Whilst glass can only be recycled into other glass products, plastic can be turned into many different products. These include new bottles and jars, plastic bags, lawn furniture, playground equipment, recycling bins, fabrics and so much more!

But that’s not to say that recycling glass is less important. Just one recycled glass bottle can produce enough energy to power a TV for 90 minutes and 1000 tons of recycled glass saves 314 tons of CO2 every year!

Plastic Vs Glass Packaging: In Summary

The conclusion that we’ve come to in our plastic vs glass debate is that it really depends on the product you will be packaging as to whether plastic and glass is the right material for you. Here are a few pointers we have to make sure you pick the right packaging for your brand:

  • Glass is great for: brands that want to add a perceived value on their products, higher quality/higher priced products and products that are aimed at adults.
  • Plastic is great for: products that children will be using or in contact with to prevent possible injuries with glass, eco-friendly brands and brands that like a variety of materials to choose from.

There is also another packaging material that you can try out if neither plastic or glass are doing it for you: aluminium! Here at Amphorea, we have a great range of aluminium packaging options that include bottles and jars that are perfect for cosmetics such as body lotions and lip balms.

Looking for fantastic quality glass jars on a budget? Look no further – we’ve got great prices on wholesale jars for your business right here!

Wholesale Glass Jars For Businesses On A Budget

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We think we’ve got the best wholesale glass jars anywhere on the web, especially when it comes to price. Best of all, the more you order, the better the price we can offer you!

You can browse the whole Budget Glass Jar range by clicking here, but for now here are a few of our favourites from the collection.

The cheapest jar in our Budget Jar range is the new 150ml Clear Glass Jar. Unlike our other offerings, this jar doesn’t come with a lid but is compatible with 53mm twist off closures if you wish to buy those separately. One unit costs 18p, however if you buy these jars in bulk you can get them for as little as 10p per unit! A great choice for small businesses that are just starting out.

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The 370ml Clear Glass Jar is low in price but not in quality! This jar comes with a red gingham patterned twist off lid which will give a rustic, homely feel to your products, but is also available with gold, silver, white and black lids – or with no lid at all. Each lid is rubber lined to preserve the freshness of your product, making this jar ideal for storing jams and other preserves. Prices start from 36p for one unit, but can go down to as low as 24p per unit when you buy in bulk!

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If you’re looking for a taller, slimmer jar for your creations, then look no further than the 370ml Clear Glass Chutney Jar. This particular jar comes with a stunning twist off lid that is patterned with an intricate chutney design, featuring flowers and vegetables. What better jar to package your homemade chutneys in? Again, this jar is also available with other lid designs including black, gold, red, silver, blue gingham and fruity designs, with each lid rubber-lined for maximum product freshness. Get one unit for 38p or buy more for fantastic prices of just 26p per unit!

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Finally, one of the largest jars in our Budget Jar range is the 720ml Clear Glass Jar. Being a larger size, we think that this jar is perfect for pickled eggs/onions, beetroots, pasta sauces, mayonnaises and more. One unit is just 63p, but if you buying bulk you can get them for as little as 43p per unit!

wholesale glass jars

This is just a small selection of the budget jars available and you can browse the full range of wholesale glass jars by clicking here.

Looking for our best value bottles instead of jars? Check out our guide to what bottle is right for your product here.

New Cardboard Effect HDPE Plastic Bottles

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Introducing our brand new range: Cardboard Effect HDPE Plastic Bottles! You would be forgiven for thinking that these bottles are made out of cardboard, but they are actually manufactured using HDPE plastic.

They come in 4 different sizes, meaning that they can be used for all types of products: from body wash to face creams. The 50ml bottle is ideal for travel sized lotions to fit neatly in overnight bags, whilst the 500ml bottle is a great option for shampoos and conditioners.

Striking Style

Compared to all the white and clear HDPE plastic bottles that you see on the shelves of your local supermarket, the unique style of this bottle makes it very eye-catching and it immediately grabs your attention.

We think that these bottles are the perfect packaging solution for liquid based products that have been produced sustainably with the environment in mind. You want to convey that your product is eco-friendly and sustainable, but you cannot use biodegradable packaging such as cardboard to reflect this, as the contents would leak out! These bottles are a perfect solution, as the cardboard effect design reflects the environmentally friendly feel of your brand, and the plastic is a suitable material for containing your product. Best of all, you can still be an eco-friendly brand because the bottles are made from fully recyclable HDPE plastic!

Fully Recyclable

HDPE is one of the most widely used plastics, as it is fully recyclable and stronger than a lot of other plastics. The smooth finish is attractive to consumers and the material doesn’t leak any chemicals into the product inside. It also acts as a very effective barrier against moisture and can resist rot and other harmful agents. This makes it very effective as food packaging as well as cosmetic packaging!

Matching Double Walled Screw Cap

As if all this wasn’t enough, all these tubular bottles come with matching double walled screw top caps to complete the package and wrap the whole design together. Best of all these bottles cost as little as 46p per unit when you buy the 50ml bottle in bulk. So make your brand stand out and order your Cardboard Effect HDPE Plastic Bottles today!

Shop our new cardboard effect HDPE plastic bottles by clicking here.

If you like unique packaging, like our Cardboard Effect HDPE Plastic Bottles, then check out this collection of packaging that is sure to make your products stand out from the crowd!

Go Wild For Our Animal Themed Party Lunch Pots!

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Holding an animal themed party for your little one? Looking for a fun way to liven up children’s school lunches? Then you’ll love these unique, lunch pots from our Novelty Snack Box range!

These cute little pots make great food displays at children’s birthday parties, or even to add a bit of silliness to a grown up occasion! They come in 3 different designs: Elephant, Pig and Tortoise, are sold in packs of 200 and are 100% recyclable.

Why choose a animal themed party pot?

  • They’re robust and disposable;
  • The lids press into shape to keep food fresh;
  • They encourage healthy eating;
  • The base doubles up as a bowl;
  • They are the perfect size to satisfy little appetites!

The pots are ideal for serving up mixed salads, nuts, fruit and other nutritional snacks, as the fun presentation of the meal may encourage picky eaters to give new, healthy foods a try! It’s also the perfect size for party favourites such as sandwiches, biscuits and confectionery.

Elephant

This baby elephant is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Fill with fresh salad or snacks that will satisfy even the largest of appetites!

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Pig

Why not serve up BLT sandwiches or smoky bacon crisps in this little fellow? Unfortunately, this version of our novelty lunch pots is currently out of stock at the time of publication (29th June 2017), but please check back regularly in order to be one of the first to grab them once they’re back!

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Tortoise

We think that this tortoise shaped lunch pot is the perfect size and shape to store chocolate eggs at Easter time. Failing that, the round shape makes it suitable for the base to be used as a bowl and to be filled with all manner of delicious treats!

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All these animal themed party lunch pots are available in packs of 200 for just £57.47 – that works out at just 29p per pot! Like unusual packaging? Then you’ll love the look of our Eagle Decanter Bottle!

*Prices are correct at the time of publication (29th June 2017) but are subject to change.

The Best Juice Bottles For All Your Fruity Concoctions

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Thinking of starting up a small, homemade juicing business? Can’t find the best juice bottles to use in mass production? We’ve got you covered! Here at Ampulla, we stock a huge variety of plastic and glass juice bottles to suit all of your needs and perfectly showcase your tasty creations.

Best Juice Bottles

All the best juice bottles need to be the right size for your product line, easy to fill, sturdy and of course attractive to your customers! We believe that we’ve got a bottle for every occasion and hope that we can fulfil your business needs with one of our best juice bottles in our collections.

Plastic Juice Bottles

Firstly, we have our Standard Plastic Juice and Smoothie Bottles, which are available in a range of shapes and sizes: from 150ml right up to 1 litre. We offer huge savings when you buy in bulk, for example on our 250ml Clear Plastic Juice Bottle, which is priced individually at 50p but goes down to as low as just 32p per bottle when you buy 3024 units! The juice bottles come in both clear and opaque designs so you can choose whether you want your juice to be seen through the bottle or prefer to rely on great branding. Plastic bottles are only to be used for cold drinks; please do not use them to package hot drinks as this poses a health and safety risk.

If our standard juice bottles aren’t quite what you’re looking for, why not try out one of our Slim Shaped Juice Bottles? As you might expect from the name, these juice bottles are slimmer than the standard models and come in slightly smaller sizes. The largest version of this range is only 250ml, which makes these bottles a great option if your juice is going to be sold in single servings. The benefits of choosing a slim bottle is that it features large flat sides which are ideal for placing branded labels without having to negotiate sloping shoulders up to the bottle neck.

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Our Curvy Juice Bottles are one of our more recent additions and they have now become some of our favourites! The attractive shape of these plastic bottles actually creates a natural handle for customers to get a firm grip on. They come in a great range of sizes, from 330ml right up to 1 litre, so you have the option to use the same bottle if you want to sell single servings alongside bottles that can serve multiple people. Find out more about Curvy Juice Bottles in one of our showcase features.

Our Square Plastic Juice Bottles are very distinctive and not seen around very often, making them a great choice if your drink is quirky or little bit different. Just like the slim bottles, the straight sides of the bottle makes it easy for you to place your branded labels and as if this wasn’t enough, we’ve made sure that these bottles are available in our most popular sizes: 250ml, 330ml and 500ml!

Benefits of using plastic juice bottles:

  • They are robust and lightweight;
  • They are made using PET or HDPE plastic which are both fully recyclable;
  • They come with the option of adding tamper evident lids to give you and your consumers peace of mind about the quality of your product.

 

Glass Juice Bottles

Just like our plastic bottles, we have a collection of standard glass bottles alongside some ranges that are slightly different. Our Standard Glass Juice Bottles are made from crystal clear glass which is moulded into a curved shape to form a natural handle. These are our most cost effective glass bottles and are perfect for use on mass production lines to keep costs down and improve your margins. Sizes range from 250ml up to 710ml.

If you want your product to look retro and have a more vintage feel to it, we recommend using one of our Glass Swing Top Bottles. Each bottle is fitted with an airtight ceramic stopper that is fixed into place with an attached metal clasp, ensuring that your beverage does not get contaminated. These bottles ooze old-school style; with green tinted glass and a faceted design that your customers will love. As well as juices, we think that beverages such as milk and smoothies would also look fantastic in these, and they are also suitable for use with carbonated drinks.

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Finally, our Frescor Traditional Glass Bottles are another great choice if you’re going for a more traditional look. They are the classic milk bottle shape and come with a gold topped, twist off cap to really complete the look. This cap can be changed to silver or black in some cases if you wish. The lids are rubber lined to preserve the freshness of your product and are compatible with our shrink sleeves too, so you can create a tamper evident seal to give extra peace of mind to your customers.

Benefits of using glass juice bottles:

  • They can add value to your brand;
  • Perfect for vintage, traditional products;
  • Great variety of designs.

 

Find all our best juice bottles at ampulla.co.uk or give our team a call on 0161 367 1414 to get further advice from our friendly team.

 

Choosing The Right Bottle Caps For Your Products

A bottle cap is just a bottle cap right? Wrong! There are so many different types of bottle caps to choose from, in a huge range of sizes, colours and shapes, that it is easy to get confused. No fear – Ampulla is here to help you find the right bottle cap for your product with this handy guide. Almost all of our bottles and containers come with an option to add a cap or lid, but if you have any further questions regarding our products please don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff on 0161 367 1414 or email sales@ampulla.co.uk.

Types Of Bottle Caps

Pourers

Pourer bottle caps are generally used on long, thin bottles storing oil and sauces. The thin funnel stops excessive amounts of the contents rushing out of the bottle to encourage sparing usage; for example, when you drizzle dressing over a salad. Usually seen in restaurants, pubs and bars, these bottle caps come in 2 different forms – with a cap to cover a rubber funnel within, or just a simple, long spout. Which one you choose is up to you!bottle caps pourersGreat for:

  • Oils
  • Sauces

Screw & Twist Tops

Screw tops are probably the most common type of bottle caps, but they can also come in a variety of options and materials. Choose from aluminium and plastic to match your product branding and the shape of your bottle, then think about the functionality you want to achieve. Are the contents of your container harmful to children? If so, we strongly advise you to choose a child resistant cap, which you mostly see used on medicine bottles. These caps have to be pressed downwards to release after being screwed back on in order to prevent little hands getting in! Twist off caps are very similar, but differ in that they are metal and used with glass jars and some juice bottles. To lock and unlock them you just need to do a quarter turn, rather than screw off a whole cap with many rotations.bottle caps screw tops twist off child resistantGreat for:

  • Beverages
  • Sauces
  • Medicines (child resistant caps)
  • Preserves

Droppers & Pipettes

Droppers and pipettes usually feature a squeezy rubber teat at the the top of the cap which is used to suck up the liquid inside the bottle and transfer it to the desired place. Commonly used in eye drops and other medicines that have to be used sparingly.
bottle caps droppers pipettesGreat for:

  • Medicines
  • Essential oils

Spays

Spray bottle caps come in a number of shapes and have a multitude of uses. Atomiser sprays produce a fine mist, are operated by pressing the head of the cap down and come with a protective cap to prevent the spray from activating in transit. Nasal sprays are designed to fit smaller dropper bottles and are used for controlled dispensing of medication such as hay fever and cold remedies. Finally, trigger sprays are commonly seen on bottles of cleaning products and are designed to spray the liquid over a large surface area with one spray. These bottle caps have a locking device built in so that you can make sure that the spray is not set off accidentally and also makes it harder for children to operate it.
bottle caps spraysGreat for:

  • Perfumes
  • Cleaning products
  • Medicines

Pumps

Pumps are very similar to sprays, but are made to dispense products that have a thicker consistency such as body lotions and cosmetics. Generally pumps come in 2 different shapes; with a long spout or without a spout. Both types are operated by pressing down the head of the pumps to dispense the amount of your choosing. Again, these bottle caps can be locked in place to prevent accidental spillages in transit.
Great for:

  • Cosmetics
  • Hand sanitisers

Stoppers

Stoppers are simply bottle caps that fit into the top of the bottle and are easily removed simply by lifting it off. Some stoppers come with rubber lining to keep the cap in place and prevent leakages (usually ceramic and glass stoppers), or even with a swing top, which you can see below. Swing top bottles have a metal clasp that keeps the stopper in place when not in use. The most common place to find a stopper is in a wine bottle, but they can be used for any thin necked bottle with whatever contents you wish! If you’re looking to achieve a vintage, old-school style with your product, a stopper bottle cap is a fantastic choice.
bottle caps stoppersGreat for:

  • Wine
  • Juices
  • Oils
  • Powders

Flip Tops

Flip top bottle caps are screwed into place and feature 1 central small hole for dispensing. These caps should be used with squeezable plastic bottles, as the only way to get the contents to come out is to apply pressure to the bottle (which is impossible with a glass bottle!).bottle caps flip topsGreat for:

  • Body lotions
  • Squeezable food products such as honey and ketchup

 Spouts

Finally, spouts are flexible plastic bottle caps that are screwed on and can be cut down to size to suit your preference. Spouts include a small cap to prevent leakage, which is either attached to the main cap or can be screwed on top. These caps are are great for precise, careful application of tricky substances such as superglue.
bottle caps spoutsGreat for:

  • Glue
  • Hair dyes

Found this guide helpful? Then you’ll love our packaging advice to help you perfect your brand!

Plastic food pots

 

For those summer picnics and days out to the zoo why not go old school and pack your own lunch. The variety of food available in your average supermarket is much bigger than the inevitable branded burger café or gift shop fridge sandwich so make it a mission to prepare you and your children’s favourite food. We have the perfect solution to all the factors to make your packed lunch a success our Plastic food tub. The airtight seal is guaranteed to make those tuna sandwiches stay fresh and uncrushed. The variable sizes will allow you portion control for those calorie counters amongst us and the very biggest will allow you to pack a wonderful homemade salad without it being crushed. We have the perfect way to prepare those salads all explained below:

The key to making the perfect salads in our food pots is to get the texture of the layers right. The bottom layer should contain any sauces, dressings or foods with high water content, such as cucumber. This is so that the layers above are kept fresh and crispy, rather than going soggy. For the second layer, you can use some hearty vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, beans and potatoes. The next layer can include protein like meat, eggs, tofu or pulses and, to top the salad off, you can add grains such as quinoa, sunflower seeds and couscous, as well as nuts or dried fruit. There are so many different combinations to choose from and we have a range of food pots to choose from to suit.

Plastic food pots are better suited to outdoor catering than any other material, with it being shatterproof and, as such, is ideal for picnic hampers, outdoor events, food markets and takeaways. After all, who wants to cart around a basket full of glass jars to their picnic location, when they can carry plastic instead? Some of our food tubs even have their own handles, making it even easier for customers to carry convenience food away with them.

All of our food tubs are manufactured from clear food grade polypropylene plastic, which is recyclable, dishwasher safe and suitable for microwaving. They all come with tamper evident press on lids as standard.



Our friendly staff are here to help: 0161 367 1414