Types of plastic bottle caps and their uses

Plastic bottle caps need to cover a wide range of criteria.  They must keep the contents of the container fresh, be easy to use, complement your branding and be fully recyclable.

If you’re in need of the perfect plastic bottle cap solution, take a look at the many options we have available.  As the UK’s leading plastic bottle cap supplier, Measom Freer’s caps are used in pretty much every industry you could think of.  Since we cater to such a wide range of requirements, you’ll find an unrivalled range of plastic bottle caps to choose from right here on our website.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few of our most popular plastic bottle caps and their uses.

Plastic bottle screw caps

Our range of plastic bottle screw caps are the ideal solution for sealing a huge range of bottles.  Available in a range of sizes and shapes, you can choose from recycled plastic caps, regular screw caps or fine ribbed caps.  

Made from 100% recycled polypropylene from used vehicle batteries or yoghurt pots, our recycled screw caps are perfect for a range of industrial and household uses, from cosmetics to bleach (we make childproof screw caps too). 

Both smooth and ribbed options are available, and we even provide a metallising service.  However, if you need to package food, you should note that this recycled plastic is not food approved. 

If you’re in the food business, you’d be better off with our standard screw caps, which have all the benefits of recycled screw caps, but are also approved for food packaging use.

Alternatively, our fine ribbed caps provide the same advantages as the standard screw caps but offer additional grip for bottles that contain liquids or oils.  They also provide a tighter seal.

All of our screw caps - whether recycled, standard or fine ribbed – are in stock in white or black, but we can manufacture any colour to order.

Plastic bottle plugs

Plastic bottle plugs insert into the neck of the bottle. These plugs reduce the dispensing hole size or alter the method of delivery. Especially useful for powders, this hole reduction makes dispensing the product much more accurate.

Aside from powders, uses of plastic bottle plugs include soaps, shampoos, cleaning products, industrial applications, test kits and forensic purposes, to name just a few.

Measom Freer can create custom bottle plugs in any size, shape or colour to suit your needs.

Plastic dropper caps

We have two types of dropper cap available at Measom Freer. These are snap on and screw on dropper caps, and they must both be used with their corresponding bottle ranges, which you can see by clicking on the links.

Plastic dropper caps are the way to go when you need to dispense a very small amount of a liquid product.  Classic examples of uses for plastic dropper caps are inks, medicines, testing kits and chemicals. 

Measom Freer carry white and black dropper caps in stock and can manufacture any colour and size you need. You can even choose fully recycled material if you so wish.

Plastic disc caps

Disc caps have a push up hinge, and when pressed, reveal a small hole, perfect for dispensing thicker liquids. Typical uses of disc caps include creams, gels and lotions. We stock white plastic disc caps in a range of sizes, but can create any size, shape and colour you require.

Plastic bottle flip caps

Plastic flip caps are perfect for a range of liquids, from make up remover to hand sanitiser.  They feature an integral hinged lid that securely seals off the hole in the cap.

Here at Measom Freer, we stock plastic flip caps in seven different neck sizes, to fit a wide range of plastic bottles.

They are both reusable and recyclable making them the ideal solution for those who require regular stock refills. Each plastic flip bottle cap is manufactured using 100% recyclable white polypropylene.


Bespoke plastic bottle caps

These are just a few selections from the huge range of plastic bottle caps that we have available at Measom Freer. If your intended use isn't listed here, and you're not sure what type of plastic bottle cap you need, just browse our available options

If you don't see what you need, give us a call for a chat. We can design and manufacture absolutely any kind of plastic bottle cap you need, whether you'd like something distinctive or a bottle cap that has an unusual function.

To discuss your options, give our knowledgeable team a call on 0116 288 1588 or send us a message today.

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