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Anatomy of a Bottle: The Basics

-Thursday, April 27, 2017

Anatomy of a Bottle: Packaging Options Direct

Packaging terminology is a language in its own right. While it can confusing at times we are always here to help educate.

Understanding Types of Plastic

-Thursday, March 26, 2015

"BRI"ef: 109 - Packaging Options Direct’s Guide to Understanding Plastic Packaging

Plastic bottles and plastic jars are great for a wide range of products. The convenience, flexibility, safety, and sustainability make the economical containers a smart choice for products ranging from shampoos and w...

Packaging Options Direct Explains Packaging Labels and Container Decoration

-Monday, February 9, 2015

“BRI”ef: 107 - Packaging Options Direct – Guide to Packaging Labels and Container Decoration

As with choosing your packaging and closures, having an idea on what kind of decoration you would like one your glass bottle or plastic jar is key to completing your overall look. While Packaging Options Di...

How to Select Bottle Cap and Neck Size?

-Monday, January 19, 2015

“BRI”ef: 106 - Packaging Options Direct – Guide to Container Neck Finishes

At Packaging Options Direct, we know choosing the right container can be tricky with all the different options on the market. From glass to plastic, bottles to jars, there are so many choices available; and in my previous “B...

Color Me Confident - “BRI”ef: 105

-Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The various colors of our European bottles, Boston round bottles, and bullet bottles look beautiful; but did you know they can also have a very interesting effect on the perception you wish to give to your customers?

Clear

Clear bottleClear (also known as flint when referring to glass), natural, and amber col...

Style Is More than Clothes - “BRI”ef: 104

-Friday, November 7, 2014

When most of us think about style our first thought it about the latest runway fashion, which in the long run trickles down to what clothes we put on each day. Style plays a very important role in the world of packaging and much like dressing yourself to impress, you have to dress your product to im...

Shaping Up - "BRI"ef: 103

-Thursday, October 23, 2014

In the last BRI”ef, we reviewed packaging categories. These are the general terms used to describe a package, such as a bottle, jar, jug, etc. Once you know the general category of container you are looking for, the next step is to determine what shape of container you want.

Shapes

Square, oval, ...

Packaging Your Product Is Important: Glass vs Plastic - View Infographic

-Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glass Is A Great Option

Creating awesome products is fun. Choosing how to package them in the most elegant manner can be more challenging. As you know, Packaging Options Direct offers glass, plastic, metal tins and more options. We are not here to tell you which option is best for your product, alt...

Packaging Categories - "BRI"ef: 102

-Friday, October 3, 2014

Categories in the container and packaging industry are general terms used to describe a package. Bottles, jars, cans, jugs, pails, drums and tubes are just a few. They are very broad terms which do not provide much information; but in understanding basic packaging categories, you can begin to narrow...

Introduction to Packaging - "BRI"ef: 101

-Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meet your Account Coordinator BriHi! My name is Bri (pronounced Brie, like the cheese) and I’m the Account Coordinator at Packaging Options Direct. I am your go-to person for all things packaging. I'm always happy to assist customers in placing orders but my first priority is helping you understand packaging itself. So I have decid...

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