Cream Treatment Dispenser: All You Need to Know
Actuator - The actuator is the top of the pump that you push down on to dispense whatever sticky substance is inside the container. That's why the pump runs. Actuators often have locking mechanisms so products cannot be accidentally dispensed during shipping or travel. The lotion pump can be locked in the up or down position. Actuators are usually made of polypropylene (PP), a very durable plastic.
Cap - This is the part of the pump that screws onto the bottle. Lotion pump caps are ribbed or smooth. The ribbed closure is easier to open, as small grooves allow for a better grip for lotioned fingers.
Housing - The housing is the main pump component that holds the pump parts (piston, ball, spring, etc.) in place and delivers fluid into the actuator.
Internal Components - Internal components are located within the pump casing. They consist of various components including springs, balls, pistons, and/or rods that transfer product from the container through the dip tube into the actuator.
Dip Tube - A dip tube is a tube that extends down into a container. The liquid travels up the tube and out of the pump. It is important that the length of the dip tube matches the height of the bottle. If the tube is too short, you will not be able to dispense the product with the pump. If the tube is too long, you may not be able to tighten the bottle tightly. If you find a pump you like, but the dip tube doesn't match the height of the bottle, Citadel Packaging offers dip tube cutting or dip tube replacement. that's right. If the tube is too short, we can replace it with a suitable one.
The pump output is usually measured in cubic centimeters (cc) or milliliters (mL). The output tells you how much liquid each pump dispensed. The pumps are available in a variety of output options. Still, have questions about lotion pumps? Give us a call! Or you can order samples of our products to find the perfect pump for your application.