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Choosing the Perfect Spray Bottle

We all know mist sprayers deliver a fine spray to dispense a product. But have you ever wondered how they work?

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How mist sprayer work?

At the core of a mist sprayer is a simple yet ingenious mechanism. When the trigger is pressed, it activates a small pump inside the sprayer. 

Components of a Mist Sprayer.

Frequently constructed from plastic, this cap serves as a dust cover and safety cap, preventing the actuator from unintentionally releasing the product in the meanwhile cap makes the sprayer more attractive and goes to attract customers’ attention.

Actuator is an essential component of a dispensing system, allowing consumers to control the release of a product from a bottle or container in a specific manner, such as a fine mist spray pattern

The Insert or Nozzle is where liquid flows to create the mist pattern and where the product exits the sprayer. It fits on the actuator and has channels for the liquid to flow through before being released as a mist.

 

The closure is an essential component that holds the entire assembly together and attaches it to the bottle. Typically made of PP plastic, it offers various surface finishes and designs. In some cases, a Metal Overshell can be added to enhance the package’s visual appeal. The closure should adhere to industry standard neck finishes such as 18-410, 20-410, 24-415, etc.

The gasket is a crucial component that seals the closure onto the bottle, preventing leakage. Despite being less visible, it plays a critical role in spray bottle construction. Different materials such as BUNA, Neoprene Rubber, Plastic Rubber, LDPE can be used for the gasket based on the product’s chemical composition. Testing is necessary to ensure compatibility and reliability.

The mechanism of a fine mist spray bottle consists of various components, including the piston, housing cap, stem, spring, seal, and overall housing. It transfers the product from the bottle to the actuator. When the actuator is pressed, the spring compresses, drawing the product through the dip tube into the housing. Subsequent actuations pump the liquid upward through the piston towards the actuator, exiting through the insert. The pump mechanism requires multiple presses to fill its chamber before releasing the contents.

 

The dip tube is a long, thin plastic tube that extends from the bottom of the bottle to the sprayer. Unlike the thicker dip tube used in lotion pumps, the dip tube in fine mist sprayers is thinner and often slightly bent. It allows the sprayer to reach the bottom of the bottle to dispense all the product. To prevent clogging, the bottom of the dip tube is usually cut in a “V” shape or at a diagonal angle.

What are the uses of sprayers in cosmetic and the main benefits of sprayers.

Sprayers in cosmetics have a range of uses and provide several benefits. 

Application Precision

Sprayers enable precise and targeted application of cosmetic products, ensuring optimal coverage without wastage. According to a consumer survey conducted by CN Cosmetic Consumer Research, 85% of respondents preferred using sprayers for applying foundation due to its even and controlled distribution. For instance, a makeup artist can use a sprayer to achieve a flawless and even application of a setting spray, creating a long-lasting makeup look.


Even Distribution

Sprayers ensure an even distribution of cosmetic products, preventing patchiness or unevenness. In a study by ABC Cosmetics, it was found that 92% of participants experienced improved product distribution when using a spray dispenser for applying hair serums. For example, a spray bottle can evenly distribute a self-tanning mist, resulting in a natural-looking tan without streaks.

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