When a consumer browses the aisles of a grocery store or pharmacy, they are confronted with such an abundance of choice, that every last detail of the packaging can make the difference in what they take to the checkout register. This includes labeling, design, and even the shape of the bottle that product may come in. The shape of the bottle may, if fact, be more important than you think. Read on and find out why.


While bottles come in many shapes, by far the round, cylinder-shaped bottle is the most popular. There are multiple reasons for this. Foremost, it is the most traditional shape. We have had cylindrical bottles since man needed to store things like wine and oil. Round bottles are just part of our culture as a species. When it comes to using plastics, it is also true that the round bottles are more cost efficient, as they use less raw material than perhaps a cube-shaped container. Moreover, the circular shape allows for more surface area than other shapes. This is ideal when there will be both design and product information on the label or packaging.


Another reason round bottles are desirable is because the stress at the edges is significantly lower than that of boxy containers. Using a round bottle means that when squeezed, the stress will be evenly distributed over the surface, which cannot be said of cube-shaped containers, which will experience much more concentrated stress on the pressurized surface. This means that the product within the container will be more easily and thoroughly extracted from the container.


Because producers of liquids and gels need every last detail of their packaging to stand out, round bottles have become the top choice. It is fair to say they are the cornerstone of bottle packaging. If you browse around the All In Packaging webshop, you will find no shortage of round-shaped bottles. We are sure to keep a wide assortment in stock to meet the needs of our customers large and small.