3 Most Asked Glass Bottle Questions We Had During December


Happy new year! All of us at BottleStore.com would like to take a few second in wishing all of you a happy and prospectus 2013. Since our recent re-ramp of the site just two months ago and opened a wider customer communication channel, we’ve heard from many of you and gotten some great feedback. If you have one that you wish to share, please don’t hesitate to email or call!

We’ve been fortunate in meeting a lot of new product makers in various industries and answered many packaging related questions they have. We’ve gathered the top five and listed them below, sharing the knowledge gained with visitors like you:

What’s the difference between a Glass Cream Jar, Economy Glass Jar, and Sample Glass Jar?

The term cream and economy mostly refer to it’s shape. While both glass jars are round in shape, cream jar comes with a straight-sided wall all the way to the neck opening, with the neck diameter equal to the widest point of the jar. Economy jars and sample jars, on the other hand, has a shoulder where the opening of the jar is narrower than the overall diameter of the jar.

When you compare benefits side-by-side at bigger capacities (16oz or more), you may find that both jars functions similarly and there isn’t much of a difference aside from the design, at smaller capacities (12oz or less), you will start to notice a major difference. At smaller capacities, cream jars are short and wide while economy jars and sample jars are tall and narrow. If your products are cream based, powder based, or anything that requires a wider neck opening for easy product access, the benefits of the cream jar is more apparent.

What’s a “Pour-Out” Glass Bottle?

How often have you pour oil out of a glass bottle and ended up with a greasy hand and bottle? For many essential oil makers, this problem actually caused reduced profit as they have to account for this waste factor into the equation. While a glass dropper would adequately eliminate dripping, but the “stickiness” property of oil means not 100% of it will dispense out of the dropper, leaving another waste point.

The answer is the Pour-Out glass bottle. A Pour-Out glass bottle is one with a lip at the top of the neck. It provides additional surface while pouring for product to exit the bottle with a greatly reduced chance of dripping. The lip is also designed to receive our Phenolic plastic cap with a plastic cone liner. They are designed to work well together and provide a good seal for repeated use. These glass bottles are ideal for essential oil makers or any liquid product when product makers want to minimize dripping.

How Come There Are Similar Looking Caps With Different Prices Offered For One Bottle?

We strive to give you a wide range of closure options that fits your exact use. While many of our cap options looks similar, they actually very different in nature. One major difference (aside from color), is the material used. The other is the liner system used.

We mostly offer metal or plastic caps for the bottles we sell. Plastic caps are made with different type of resins with different chemical make-up, but the most common ones we sell are PP and Phenolic. As as general rule, Phenolic caps carries a higher cost as Phenolic caps uses more material then PP caps. Additionally, Phenolic caps comes with a plastic PE cone liner that is ideal for glass bottles as it provide good sealing properties for all applications.

Speaking of liners, they all serve one common purpose, keeping your product fresh and provide a good seal to minimize spillage. However, not all liners function the same, it behaves differently with different product content. Click here to read more about different liners, what they are good for, and what they look like.


Jonathan @ BottleStore
Jonathan @ BottleStore
Jonathan is the Online Marketing Manger of BottleStore and it's parent - The O.Berk Company. In addition to making BottleStore work and run smoothly, Jonathan also enjoys passing on packaging knowledge to help solve customer pain points. He is the chief architect of Packaging Crash Course - a packaging resource hub for rigid glass and plastic packaging site.


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