Mckernan Packaging Clearing House


Candle Glass, Vials, Plugs, Droppers, Hoods, Makeup Brushes, Measuring Cups/Spoons, Metal Tins, Airless, Sets/Kits, Dip Tubing, Other Accessories

McKernan has a large assortment of standard packaging, as well as many miscellaneous items like candle glass, vials, dip tubing, droppers, hoods, makeup brushes, measuring cups and scoops, plugs, metal tins, airless packaging, set and kits, and more.

Several of these miscellaneous items are also included in main categories as they are closely related to those items.

For instance, candle glass is similar to jars and can be made of glass or ceramic with flint, clear, white, and frosted being the most popular colors. They can be found in a variety of sizes including smaller, votive styles and larger tumbler styles. Popular for the holidays or crafting, candle glass is often found in personal care, home & garden, and food & beverage industries.

Vials tend to be smaller bottles made of either plastic or glass. Vials are often used in the pharmaceutical and personal care industries to hold serums, oils, medications or small, sample size products. These are versatile because they are available with continuous thread closures, dropper tips, plugs, or other orifice reducer fitments.

In addition to vials, plugs can be used on many other styles of bottles. Plugs include orifice reducers, dropper tip reducers, nasal applicators and plug closures often used for sample perfume vials. Another type of plug that is usually found with the continuous thread closures is a Euro-drop orifice reducer. These Euro droppers work well with most fragrances, essential oils, herbal extracts and more.

Made with a plastic or glass pipette at one end and a bulb at the other end, droppers are often used in the pharmaceutical, personal care, or pet industries. Pipettes can have a tapered, bulb, blunt, or bent tip with some containing graduated measuring lines. Some droppers are tamper evident and/or child resistant closures. Most droppers are black or white with a clear pipette, but some are metal shelled or have a colorful bulb.

Used alone or on a sprayer or pump, hoods usually have a snap-on or a friction fit finish. Hoods can be made of plastic, glass or metal, but tend to be less decorative than an overcap.

Makeup brushes and accessories include many types of brushes such as kabuki, mascara wands, makeup brush sets, and powder brushes for eyebrow, eyeshadow, blush, foundation, or concealer. This category also contains spatulas, lip balms, makeup pans and lip gloss applicators and sets.

McKernan carries tins in our wholesale line from ΒΌ-ounce rectangle up to a 4-ounce cylinder with other sizes available in our Best Value line. Often, metal tin sets are silver in color and can have seams or be seamless. A few types of closures on these tins include a sliding or flat closure or a press-on closure that is made of solid metal or with clear plastic on top.

Measuring cups/spoons include cups, scoops and spoons. Most of these are made of Polypropylene (PP) and can come in a variety of colors with natural being the most common. The cups or scoops can come with or without a handle, while spoons usually have a handle. Scoops or spoons are generally a single measurement, while cups show graduated measurements. These can be used for or measuring product like drink mixes, dry or liquid ingredients, medications, food supplements, laundry applications or in the home & garden industry.

Airless pumps, bottles and sets are ideal for personal care and medical industries. Because they minimize air exposure, airless packaging is great for sensitive or preservative free products. Another great benefit to airless pumps is that there is little to no waste of product.

Sets and kits are generally made of two or more packaging components. For example, a cylinder round, a continuous thread lip gloss applicator and wiper are combined to create a lip gloss set. Sets can include categories like jar sets, bottle sets, dropper sets, airless packaging, tins, collapsible tube sets, boxes, make-up sets, or trays. Sets can also be almost any combination of packaging components that are matched to create a complete or nearly complete package.

McKernan Packaging Clearing House is able to offer custom dip tube lengths for most wholesale and surplus fine mist sprayers, lotion pumps, treatment pumps, foamer pumps, trigger sprayers, crimp sprayers and almost anything else that contains a plastic dip tube. If these items need a dip tube or need a different length dip tube, there are several sizes of tubing in stock and McKernan can rework many sprayers or pumps for an additional fee.

Other accessories include an assortment of products including portion cups, pails, bags, trays, collars, applicators, fitments, sealing discs, boxes, stoppers, pots, and more. This category is constantly changing with new and interesting items being added weekly.

Since there is such an assortment of packaging items available, be sure to ask for samples to test with your specific product for compatibility. Add your samples to your cart or call 1-800-787-7587 and ask for a Sales Representative for assistance.