When you think of amber glass bottles, you might picture beer bottles and old-time pharmacy elixirs. Although they are indeed used for beer and pharmaceuticals, their use may be more diverse than you may realize. It is common to see them containing over-the-counter medicine syrups, sodas, wine, essential oils, and much more. They may be a good solution for your product as well, so we have rounded up three advantages that give amber glass bottles a unique edge.
All About Freshness and Consumer Safety
The longevity of amber glass bottles as a packaging solution is actually quite amazing. They have been around even longer than MJS Packaging -- and we got our start in 1885. When you dig into the many reasons manufacturers have chosen amber glass bottles over the years, it becomes easier to see a fit for your product. With modern consumer demands in mind, however, we are focused on several fresh and consumer safety advantages these bottles provide.
1. UV Protection. Amber glass bottles provide excellent UV protection for the contents. This is important because UV rays can sometimes change the components of the contents. This photo-oxidation is what causes the beer to go "skunky." If your product is at risk for spoiling due to UV rays, amber glass can help.
2. Blue Light Protection. There are both positive and negative sides to blue light, but the primary concern with any light is the photochemical effect it will have on food and bacteria interacting with the food. If you are weighing the light-blocking protection provided by cobalt blue bottles and amber glass bottles, only amber glass can protect from blue light.
3. Safer Materials Interaction. Given the natural qualities of glass, no harmful chemicals can leach into the product. If your consumers are concerned with the potential for leaching from plastic containers, amber glass bottles provide a great alternative.
Learn More About Amber Glass Bottles
You can protect your product's quality, freshness, and value. Whether you want to mitigate photochemical effects or prevent leaching, our packaging specialists have the knowledge and experience to help.
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