What Are Essential Oils?
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetheroleum, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Essential oils are often used for aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds.
As essential oils become popular once more, many companies are looking for bottling solutions that fit the unique needs of the industry. Notably, essential oils are typically bottled in small bottles or jars made of glass, which may or may not include droppers or other means of transferring and measuring the liquid. Finding labeling equipment that is able to produce consistent quality results with such small containers has always been a challenge, but modern technology is starting to overcome many of those difficulties.
Common Container Types
The first thing you need to think about when it comes to packaging and labeling your essential oils is what type of container you want to use. The size and shape of your container will ultimately impact what types of labeling equipment you need. The most common container types are dropper bottles, Boston round bottles, and tapered vials. Bottles typically come in clear or amber colored glass to protect the oils inside. In addition, they may be designed for use with a squeeze pipette or to be poured out. Each of these container types comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses.
Essential oils come in a range of bottle types. From tiny dropper bottles to small glass bottles and everything in between, you need a bottle labeler that can handle a diverse range of sizes and types. The automatic round bottle labeling machine designed for round bottles or other common cylindrical products. Such as cylindrical plastic bottles, glass bottles, metal bottles.
This round bottle labeling machine, suitable for labeling the round bottles. Widely used in cosmetics, food, medicine, daily chemical, electronics, toys, hardware, plastic and other industries, it can achieve full week / half week labeling. Adopt Servo motor or German original imported labeling engine to meet the needs of different customers. For single-machine operation, turntable for feeding the bottles in and out can be used to maximize the production efficiency. The overall material of the equipment is international standard SUS304 and imported aluminum alloy material, double layer anodizing treatment, with high corrosion resistance so it will never rust and deformation.
Common Problems for Essential Oil Labeling
When it comes to tiny essential oil bottles, there are some challenges that must be overcome to ensure proper label placement and adhesion before the bottles make their way to store shelves. For instance, scuffing and scratching often occur during shipping when small bottles are shipped without proper protection between them. Wrinkling of the labels happens when the label material is too thin and doesn't get applied smoothly. Small labels are easily torn, so you need to be sure that you are choosing durable label materials with a protective film that is tear-resistant. If your labels are too large for your containers, you will find that the edges of the label begin to show signs of flagging where they do not properly adhere. Finally, peeling and curling are the result of labels that are applied in cool and damp environments.
Many of the above problems can be controlled by using proper environmental controls and choosing quality materials for your products. For instance, making sure that your labeling space is dry and kept at a comfortable constant temperature will ensure that your labels adhere properly and have time to cure before being shipped off. In addition, choosing quality bottles will go a long way toward improving your results. Poor quality bottles often have irregularities that mess up the application process. Cheap bottles can also be brittle or weak, which leads to glass breakage and oil spills. The cleanup required to get things back on track can be costly and damaging to your equipment. Experts warn that there are many manufacturers offering super cheap bottles that are not built to withstand the pressures of commercial bottling equipment, even when that equipment is pressure sensitive and designed for use with very small bottles. Don't try to cut costs on bottles unless you can test a few and get a feel for their quality in advance.
For small essential oil bottle (which cannot be run on a conveyor belt) the horizontal vial labelling machine is recommended.
From horizontal inline wrap around labelers to front and back labeling machines, VKPAK can efficiently and accurately label round glass containers, vials, roller bottles.
Able to label and fill small containers like 10mL, 15mL, 20mL or 30mL vials, VKPAK offers a wide range of semi-automatic and automatic machines covering the disparate needs of the very diverse actors belonging to the essential oils industry. Small containers’ accurate filling, special caps’ screwing (spray caps, pump caps, dropper cap etc.), Our range of machines and our expertise allow us to analyse your specific needs to provide a suitable solution.