We all know what a pump does, deliver contents of a container or bottle, but have you ever wondered how it worked? While there are many, many different designs and types of pumps available today, the basic principle is the same.
Pumps and sprayers commonly use a unit of measurement called output or dosage, which is usually displayed in microliters (mcl), milliliters (ml), or cubic centimeters (cc). This measurement determines how much product is dispensed each time the pump is actuated.
Fine and regular mist sprayers commonly use mcl, or microliters, as their output measurement. A microliter is 1/1,000th of a milliliter.
Pumps and some larger sprayers have a much larger output capacity, so they typically use cc or ml for their output measurements. For example, most lotion pumps have an output range of 0.5cc - 4cc while some larger products have an output in the range of 4cc - 8cc.
It is important to understand these numbers, so that you can properly determine the best pump or sprayer for your product based on your desired output.
An essential oil is a liquid distilled from elements of a plant. It is a natural way to infuse your product with aromatic and medicinal properties. As these oils have become more popular with consumers, they have also become a source of questions in the industry.
Polyethylene is a general purpose or commodity thermoplastic that is characterized along side with Polypropylene in the Olefin family.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. PET features excellent mechanical, optical, and electrical properties.
The annual U.S. consumption volume of polypropylene is approximately 37 billion pounds and is second only to polyethylene.
The current U.S. production level for ABS is approximately 1.2 billion pounds per year. The main reason for the widespread use of ABS is its unique combination of properties that can be attributed to the composition of its three main components.
PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.
Extrusion Blow Molding (EBM) is a common blow molding technology used with many different types of plastics, including, but not limited to, PP (Polypropylene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). It’s commonly used for containers requiring special barriers to oxygen and moisture to improve stability.