Solution for Pump and Trigger Shortage

Caps for trigger sprays and pump bottles

The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused large areas of China to be put on shutdown, impacting on global supply chains as factories remain closed, shipments are on hold and manufacturing stalls. 

We have been in contact with a number of suppliers who report that there are key areas of concern for the packaging manufacturing industry and are working to ensure a simple solution to affected customers. As a UK manufacturer we are able to provide high quality goods with fast leads and delivery times from our factories in Norfolk, East Anglia. 

Shortage of Pumps and Triggers

In response to a potential shortage in the immediate future of trigger sprays and pumps, we have begun increased production of refill caps which can be used on most bottles and containers. The 28-410 Refill Cap (Item reference 1518) is a key item of our standard packaging range, designed to work with the most popular and common styles of bottle necks and screws to provide easy integration with existing moulds and product lines. 

We have begun building stocks of the cap in neutral plastic to suit the majority of branding requirements, and can produce the cap in custom colours including pearl, metallic and special finishes upon request. 

Environmental Benefits

The refill cap not only provides an immediate solution to broken links in a supply chain, by allowing existing bottles and products to remain in use and continue to be sold there are additional economic and environmental benefits for companies. 

The vast majority of trigger pumps and sprays are made from numerous components including metal springs, which makes them difficult to recycle and unrecyclable by customers at home in their kerbside collections. By encouraging customers to reuse pumps and sprays from existing products at home companies can highlight the improved environmental credentials of their product and include the customer in the process, making them feel part of the solution. The refill cap itself is easily recyclable in kerbside collections, and can be produced in post-consumer recycled polypropylene upon request. 

The 28-410 Refill Cap provides a number of benefits to customers affected by the shortage of pumps and trigger sprays:

  • Works with your existing bottle product, minimising impact on filling and labelling
  • Improve your environmental credentials by encouraging customers to reuse pumps and triggers 
  • The refill cap is recyclable at kerbside, unlike the multi-component pumps and triggers
  • Reduce emissions of deliveries with more capped bottles fitting in each box, pallet and shipment

Our increased stocks of the 28-410 cap are available with immediate delivery, on first come first served basis. To place an order of the neutral plastic or to choose a custom colour or design, please get in touch with our sales team on 01692 501020 or email

See more of our standard packaging range online here, which includes off the shelf products for cost-efficient packaging solutions. 

1518 Cap for trigger and pump bottles
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