What are the products made of?

Overall, we mostly use virgin polymer POLYPROPYLENE for our products as this is food grade, durable & has the best chemical resistance. However we are also able to use High Density Polyethylene & other materials if required.

Can you recycle these products?

Yes! All our products are 100% recyclable & are #5 recycle symbol. None of our products are made to be single use, rather made to last a “lifetime”!

Are they food grade?

Yes! All the products are manufactured using EU & FDA approved food grade material. Click here to view the food grade certification. The measuring jugs have also been tested in UK by SGS United Kingdom laboratories & are compliant to Europe’s standards in food safety, LFGB.

Where are your products made?

All our products are made in New Zealand. We have several manufacturing sites located in the North Island of New Zealand.

How can I tell if the cylinders, jugs & buckets are accurate?

We have these products tested by the Fitzherbert Science Centres, of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Here is a link to the results.

Are they dishwasher safe?

Yes, no problem with cleaning them in a dishwasher however we recommend the top shelf.

What chemicals are your products resistant to?

Polypropylene is very chemical resistant. Click the here to access the chemical resistance chart.

More Information is also available.

Can they be used in a microwave?

Yes, using them in a microwave is no problem. Just be careful as very hot contents will make the plastic hot as well. If it is getting to boiling or close to it, then the plastic can feel “soft”. Once cooled it will return to its normal feel.

Can you use these with boiling water?

Yes, but use caution as always with hot liquids & remember very hot contents will make the plastic hot as well. At boiling, the plastic can feel “soft”. Once cooled it will return to its normal feel.

Can you sterilise them in an autoclave?

Yes, you can use an autoclave successfully with no damage or affect
on the product. We have used they following as confirmation.
Machine: Barlows 28013W 250-D
Cycle: 15 minutes at 121º + 15 minutes drying.
Note: Always ensure the products are placed on trays not directly on the element or element cover. The product material will be more flexible when first removed from the autoclave and should be allowed to cool back to room temperature before using.

How long do your products last?

Very good question! Firstly, our products are not intended to be “single use”. I.e., used once & then thrown away. We design & manufacture the products to last a “lifetime”.

There are many of these products still in service after 20 years. Plastic will break down over time; for instance after prolonged exposure to sunlight & hot & cold. Or in some cases of extensive use with harsh chemicals. However, whenever they reach the end of the useful life remember! They are fully recyclable & can be reinvented again. 

Is polypropylene breakable?

Yes & no! Polypropylene is very durable & hence that is why it is used in many industrial, agricultural & food processing & production applications. It is made to withstand the knocks of everyday life. However if you take to it with a hammer or drop it from 3 metres high, especially if its full of product then, yes, it will crack or break. UV attacks plastic & over time can make it go brittle. To counter this we add a UV stabiliser to our products to negate the effects of this.

Are your products certified in any way?

Yes. Please click here to see standards we work to.

Are they GAP compliant? (Good Agricultural Practices)

Yes, our jugs are suitable for agricultural operations and pass the requirements set by GLOBALG.A.P for Good Agricultural Practices.

Can you brand or print on these products?

Yes, you certainly can. We use both screen printing & hot foil stamping methods. Marking can include logos, mixing rates, product information or special calibrations.

Can you use both wet & dry products?

Yes of course. While scoops are specifically designed to be used with dry products such as food ingredients or pet food kibble, jugs can be used with both liquids & dry products. Using the bulk density of your products we can help work out the volume you need & if needed print calibrated markings on the product.

What process is used to make these products?

Our products are all made using the injection moulding process.

Can is use these in a sale to consumer application. Like to measure out & sell orange juice to the public in my café?

Short answer is no. Most countries laws say that measures for dispensing product for sale must be marked as legally certified to hold or dispense that particular volume. Like the markings on a pint glass. So, in most of these applications glass is the preferred material or perhaps polycarbonate which is a rigid plastic very similar to glass. However our jugs have been tested for accuracy & are totally fine for mixing, dispensing & purveying products in a very wide range of applications.

How much do Measuring Jugs and Scoops cost?

Measuring jugs and scoops may seem like simple equipment, but several variables can affect their cost. Here’s a breakdown.

Please note that pricing examples may vary depending on your location, order volume and frequency, among other factors. However, this gives you an indicative overview of measuring jug and scoop costs

Standard jugs
If you purchase jugs from an industry-specific outlet or hardware store, a 1-litre jug will cost around $9-$11 NZD, while a 5-litre jug will be $18-$25 NZD.
Distributors or resellers
If you’re looking to stock measuring jugs and scoops, the cost will depend on your monthly order size, freight mode, and group membership. As a rough guide, it’s about 30-40% less than standard prices.
Branded or custom printed products
Pricing for branded or custom printed jugs and scoops is based on quantity. For example, 200 1-litre jugs with a 1-color print cost around $7-$10 NZD, while a 3-liter jug with 1 color print is $14-$18 NZD. Minimum order quantity for branding is typically 200 of any one size, and our designers will set up the art and provide you with a proof before printing. The cost of the two processes is $80-$200 NZD.


Frequently Asked Questions

We're proud of our products and processes, that result in high accuracy, quality and a huge number of potential uses. If you need additional information, or would like to ask a question that is not listed here, get in contact!