How to Recycle Plastic Caps & Lids

The recycling community has debated for years over what to do with Plastic Caps(KEXON). The plastic industry has even weighed in, trying to set general rules, but every local recycling program has its own preferences.

Much of the confusion with caps stems from the fact that they are made of a different plastic resin than the bottle or jug they secure. Most caps are made of polypropylene (#5 plastic), with some (like sports drink bottles) composed of high-density polyethylene (#2 plastic). Plastic bottles and jugs are typically #1 or #2 plastic.

Plastic Cap & Lid Recycling Preparation

1. For plastic bottles, you need to ask your local recycling program whether caps are accepted before trying to recycle them with the bottle. Some will ask you to leave them on, some accept caps but want them separated, and some will ask you to throw them away.

2. For plastic containers (e.g. butter tubs, yogurt cartons), the lid is usually made of the same material as the base. If the container is #5 plastic, odds are strong that the lid is as well. In these cases, feel free to reattach the lid before recycling if your program accepts non-bottle plastics.

3. If your local recycling program doesn’t accept caps and you know they are made of polypropylene, consider the Preserve Gimme 5 program, where you can recycle all #5 plastics by mail.

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The Verdict Is In: Keep the Bottle Caps On

For years, consumers have been told to remove container Plastic Caps(KEXON) prior to recycling. But a statement released this week by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) claims that plastic recyclers support including the bottle caps.

“We want to assure recycling coordinators, MRF operators and other collectors of recyclables that plastics recyclers will process these bottles and recover the caps for recycling purposes,” said APR Chairman Scott Saunders. He added that APR members report growing demand for the caps themselves.

To sum up that statement, you can leave the caps on your plastic bottles when recycling.

One primary issue has been that most plastic bottles are manufactured with polyethylene terephthalate (PET, or plastic #1 based on resin codes) or high density polyethylene (HDPE, plastic #2), while the cap is typically made of polypropylene (PP, plastic #5).

In plastics recycling, resins must be separated before they can be processed because they have different melting points, so caps and rings are removed.

Other factors often cited for not including bottle caps include safety issues because if the caps are left on, they can shoot off at high speeds when bottles are crushed for transport. If caps are left on and bottles aren’t crushed, it will mean fewer bottles can be transported since space will be taken up by “air weight.”

To get around this, the APR recommends that consumers crush bottles prior to putting the cap back on. The organization also says that bottles should be free of liquid, but rinsing is not necessary for recycling.

Keep in mind that even though plastic recyclers support including caps and are able to process the material, you should always follow the instructions of your local recycling program. This also does not affect glass bottle recycling, as many recyclers request that those metal lids are removed prior to recycling.

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KEXON has Launched a New Range of Cost Effective Cream Jar

The range includes four sizes from 150ml to 500ml. All four Cream Jar(KEXON) in the range can be produced in any colour at all, including different blues, reds, whites, blacks, greens, yellows, and oranges for only 5,000 units.

Different coloured closures can be mixed and matched with different coloured jars making striking colour combinations possible for extra brand shelf appeal.

All jars are supplied with a compatible stacking closure so that the jars can be neatly stocked on top of each other in a retail environment.

A protective shive or disc insert to keep the inside surface of the closure clean is available as an option.

We have KEXON has developed and launched a brand new range of matt metallic effect polypropylene jar lids. These new closures are available in 70mm and 100mm sizes.

The key benefits of these metallic effect lids are:

Manufactured from fully recyclable polypropylene resin.

Much more cost effective than equivalent aluminium closures.

Smaller minimum order quantities.

Available in a range of stunning matt colours such as metallic gold, silver, bronze, purple, blue etc.

This high quality range of jars is produced in a lightweight polypropylene resin which provides a cost effective and environmentally friendly pack.

The range of jars is suitable for a range of creams, pastes, ointments, scrubs, butters, supplements, capsules and powders.

This new range of jars further enhances KEXON extensive range of over 200 different plastic jar shapes and sizes in polypropylene and crystal clear PET.

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How Does a Sprayer Work

Many people use Fine Mist Sprayer(KEXON) every day for everything from cleaning to personal grooming, but not many know how they work. A sprayer is designed to pull liquid from the bottle using a one-way valve. The pump, powered by a trigger, forces the liquid through a nozzle that breaks up the flow of the liquid, turning it into a fine mist or stream.

Bottle

The bottle is the reservoir from which the pump pulls liquid when the user presses the trigger on the spray bottle. The liquid moves from the bottle up the tube. The tube and reservoir are similar in spray bottles and other kinds of pumps, such as pumps on soap dispensers. For thin liquids such as cleaning products, a thinner tube can work, but for thicker liquids such as hand soap, a thicker tube is necessary to pull liquid.

Pump

The pump is the main working part of a sprayer. The pump consists of the trigger mechanism, a piston, a cylinder and a one-way valve. When the user presses the trigger, it forces the piston into the cylinder, which forces the liquid through the nozzle as a concentrated stream of liquid. When the trigger is released, the piston moves back, pulling liquid back into the cylinder. This liquid is forced out of the nozzle the next time the trigger is pressed. A one-way valve at the bottom of the pump only allows liquid to flow up the tube into the pump, not back into the bottle.

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Our Advantage on Airless Bottle

Our factory have much advantage to produce high-end Airless Cosmetic Bottles.Now I’d like to share something about the Airless Bottle(KEXON).What Makes A Good Airless Pump Bottle In Terms Of Functionality?

In my opinion there are two core parts which support Airless Pump Bottle’s functionality:

1) Pump Core

As we know, airless pump core made in the South Korea has a very good reputation in the industry.

Their pump core has excellent power and stability. The Airless Pack Association (APA), was created at the end of 2008 and gathers five of the main global producers of airless systems. APA is set to launch series of communication initiatives with the aim to improve the public’s knowledge about airless designs and their advantages.

Frankly speaking, some of our pump core are imported from the South Korea to service our clients better. We also have the capability to research and develop the pump core and have successfully developed our patent pending pump core with suck-back feature.

2) Piston

The main quality issues of airless pump bottle are a) failure of dispensing b)leak of formulas. Apart from the problem of ingredients, the piston is crucial. The molding techniques, the steel we choose for mould, the raw material selection are the keys to make a good piston. Our Taiwaness owner, Taiwaness factory director and Taiwan Molding design make a good piston with perfect sealing performance and the flexibility of being pushing up.

I will greatly appreciate if you could share the knowledge of airless pump bottle with us.

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Background to Bottle Cap Pollution

Plastic Caps(KEXON) are used all over the world in all sorts of sectors. A large proportion of these caps are not recycled and end up in landfills, or in the sea. The uncon trolled spread of plastic waste is called ‘plastic leakage’. Plastic caps wash up on beaches all over the world, including beaches in the Netherlands.Plastic caps float and degrade very slowly GESAMP, the scientific agency of the International Maritime Organisation, has carried out research into the most commonly found waste items in the world.

Wide ‘plastic soup’. It looked at the material, the applications (common application) and buoyancy (gravity). Plastic caps are made of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (HDPE of PE-HD). These are hard plastics that degrade very slowly in seawater. Furthermore, polypropylene caps are highly buoyant (GESAMP, 2015). If a bottle with a cap enters the sea, the cap is very likely to become detached from the bottle. This is because the bottle is made from a different type of plastic polyethylene terephthalate or PET, and is usually thinner and thus can degrade quicker than the cap.

However, when plastic bottles fill up with sea water and sink to the seafloor, degradation can be very slow. Individual pieces of PET bottles also sink, given that the material is heavier than the material of which the caps are made (UNEP and GRID Arendal, 2016). The buoyant caps remain at the surface of the water and are spread around the world by the wind, waves and currents.Plastic caps wash up on beaches around the world During the International Coastal Clean-up, organised every year by Ocean Conservancy (OC), thousands of volunteers clean beaches in various countries. Over the past 30 years,data from these clean-ups, show that plastic caps

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Packaging Solutions forSprayer Bottle Products

Manufacturers of China Sprayer Bottle(KEXON) products seek packaging for their products that suits a variety of needs: child resistant; environmentally friendly; cost-effective; light weight for easy transportation; and aesthetically attractive. Plastic bottles and containers, which are available in many different kinds of plastic, have been and continue to be the most popular option to meet all of these needs.

Child Safe

If your product contains materials potentially harmful to children, you should consider child resistant packaging. There are many options for child-resistant closures to satisfy concerns for child safety while still being friendly for all adults, including seniors.

Environmentally Friendly

Today, it has become increasingly important to use recyclable materials, helping to maintain a good relationship with the public and keeping loyal customers. It may seem like a small thing, but when a customer sees the recycle symbol on a container, it helps them to feel good about purchasing it. This is one reason why many manufacturers continue to use plastic for their containers.

Cost Effective

Plastic containers can be inexpensive to manufacture, but the cost benefits don’t end there. Plastic also reduces freight costs, as it is less costly to ship than glass or metal. Due to its cost effectiveness, plastic has been the most popular material used for bottles and containers over the last thirty years.

Attractive Packaging

Finally, plastic is easy and efficient to shape and mold into attractive shapes for your packaging. The aesthetic appeal of your product is key to a strong shelf presence and helps drive the purchase of your product. Packaging design cannot be neglected, and using plastic can often be the most cost-effective way to get creative with design.

Best Kind of Plastic for Cleaning Products

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is commonly used for detergent and similar products. It is a tough plastic, able to resist UV penetration, able to withstand extreme temperatures, and is a non-leaching translucent plastic.

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Cream Jars Better Development Trend

According to the information given by the Cream Jar Manufacturers(KEXON) of the cream can,As an important branch of cosmetics, creams have attracted much attention both in product research and product packaging. In particular, now that the cosmetics industry is highly competitive, the sales of creams, in addition to the effects of the products themselves, also account for some of the factors that affect sales. Most current cream jars are jars, hoses, or ordinary round jars. Although these cream jars have different shapes, they are still influential in sales.

Among cream products, there are early frost and night cream. Facing the convenience of traveling, they can carry fewer jars and jars. Whether cream jar manufacturers can use one jar to hold two kinds of cream products. According to the extrusion of the jar cap, but with different products?

More and more packaging industry has begun to focus on user-friendliness and convenience. If a cream jar can hold two kinds of products, it will perfectly solve the problem of carrying. In addition, manufacturers can save some money on packaging, which is the best of both worlds.

The cream jar has the market breakthrough

Cream jars are an important category of cosmetic jar packaging. However, we did not pay much attention to the truth. In fact, there are differences in the packaging of cream-based cosmetics and liquid lotions and lotions, and therefore there should be differences in design and use.

At present, the cream jars on the market mainly consist of glass and plastic. In the form of packaging, the main types are mainly the wide mouth and hose extrusion. For cream jars, the above types of packaging have their own advantages and disadvantages. Plastic hose cream jars are inexpensive and easy to carry. However, there is a defect in the hose-type cream jar because it depends on the squeeze. When there is not enough cream in the jar body, it is often difficult to squeeze and it will cause waste. For wide-mouth plastic and glass cream jars, it is very easy to use the paste in the jar because of the large jar opening. However, the disadvantage of this kind of cream jar is that it is easy for bacteria to invade and breed because the jar mouth is open. At the same time, such cream jar is not easy to carry.

For cream jar packaging, we think its market space is large. If we can improve the jar defects of these two kinds of cream jars, I believe that such packaging will be more.

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The Fine Mist Sprayers

The China Fine Mist Sprayer(KEXON) consists of an engine with a dip tube through which the product is pumped.

In the head the product leaves the fine mist sprayer through the orifice. Just before the orifice is a swirl chamber where the product is given the correct flow characteristics in order to be transformed into a fine mist.

The fine mist sprayer is availble with different spray patterns

Because we use an outstanding number of different orifices, we are able to create a spray pattern which can be narrow, medium, wide or even very wide.

The fine mist sprayers also have a range of different outputs from 50 mcl up to 300 mcl which means a spray solution can be provided for almost all products.

High viscosity products and sun care solution have special configurations

Special configurations of the finger sprayer need to be made, particularly for high viscosity products and sun care products.

If the product is more viscous, an external dip tube with a larger diameter allows the product to be pumped more easily. Fluids with aggressive ingredients can also be sprayed into a fine mist.

The solution for these kinds of products is a solvent resistant sprayer which has components made from special materials like POM and high-grade stainless steel making it less vulnerable.

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What Are The Components of The Fine Mist Sprayer

The components of China Fine Mist Sprayer(KEXON) are as follows:

Dust CapDust Cap : Often made of PP plastic and very often produced in clear, the dust cap serves as a dust cover and safety cap that protects the actuator from gathering dust and prevents an accidental actuation. To help the package stands out on the shelf, the dust cap can be produced in stock or custom color.

ActuatorActuator : Commonly made of PP plastic, this is the component that consumer pushes down to spray the product out of the bottle. Different than an actuator on a Lotion Pump, the actuator of a Fine Mist Sprayer has internal components including an insert to create the specific misting pattern of the product being sprayed. Some Fine Mist Sprayers have locking features that prevent accidental dispensing.

Actuator InsertInsert : This tiny component consists of channels that the liquid flows through to create the mist pattern. This insert fits on the exterior of the actuator in many cases, and it is the part where the product exits the sprayer.

ClosureClosure : The component that holds the entire assembly together onto the bottle. It is often made of PP plastic, and can come with many surface finishes or designs – including rib side, smooth, matte, or glossy finishes. A Metal Overshell can also be applied in some cases to further enhance the shelf appeal of the package. This component should have an industry standard neck finish.

GasketGasket : The external gasket serves as a compressible seal that seals the closure onto the land area of the bottle to prevent leaks. Depending on the product / chemical makeup, different gasket materials are required and it is a critical component that must be tested to ensure compatibility. It can be customized with different materials such as BUNA, Neoprene Rubber, Plastic Rubber, LDPE.

The main components of the fine mist sprayer are the ones mentioned above, welcome to find out more.

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