We all understand what lotion pumps do. Lotion pumps deliver a thick liquid (usually lotion) from a bottle to your hand or skin so that you can apply evenly and smoothly. But have you ever wondered how lotion pumps work?
To understand lotion pumps and how they work, you first need to know the components of lotion pumps:
- Actuator: This is the part of the pump that you press down. Usually, the actuator is made out of plastic and has locking capabilities to prevent leakages.
- Closure: The closure keeps everything together and is also usually made of plastic. This part is fairly customizable and comes in many different finishes.
- Outer Gasket: This acts as a barrier to prevent leaks.
- Housing: This part of the pump holds all of our pieces together and acts as the transfer from tube to actuator. You should always make sure the housing component is in place before selling your product.
- Interior Components: All of the interior components are held within the Housing part of the pump. This usually contains the stem, piston, spring, and more depending on what type of lotion pump you are using.
- Dip Tube: This is the long plastic tube that goes into the bottle. The cut of the tube is usually completed in a way to prevent clogging and maximize output.
How do all components of the lotion pump work together? Everything starts from the dip tube and is transferred through the interior components to the actuator. The closure and outer gasket ensure that the liquid stays within this flow and does not leak.