Manufacturer of plastic and aluminium closures Bericap will be demonstrating solutions that are intended to represent a way forward into a safe and sustainable future at Fachpack in Nuremberg from September 27 – 29, 2022. At the company’s exhibition booth no. 418 in hall 6 everything revolves around user-friendly, resource-conserving, and recyclable closures. Not only does the closure range offer sustainable designs, but most solutions are also highly customisable and contamination-proof, and have anti-counterfeit protection.
Bericap is committed to its long-term strategy of lower material use and is continuously transitioning its products in all categories to a more lightweight design wherever possible. The company was involved in the evolution of the PCO 1810 and PCO 1881 neck finish standards to the new GME 30.40, as well as in the development of the corresponding closure solutions. To reduce its carbon footprint and advance closed-loop material cycles Bericap is committed to the use of recycled materials (PCR = Post-Consumer Resin). The BericapValve closure is development made from a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). It provides an alternative to the silicone valves that are often used in closures for spreadables and prevents the contamination of the recycling stream with silicone. The 100% silicone-free valve has obvious recycling advantages. It achieved good results in the Interseroh Institute’s certification audit and won a Packaging Europe Sustainability Award in 2020 in the category of ‘Recyclable Packaging’.
Easier recycling in accordance with EU Directives
Bericap ClipAside is a tethered cap solution developed for compliance with EU Directive 2019/904, which stipulates that plastic caps must remain attached to the bottle after opening from July 2024 onwards. Bericap designed ClipAside to allow customers to prepare for a fast and simple change-over to tethered caps while continuing to manufacture closures with the current TE band geometry (or to manufacture both types concurrently). An early change-over to ClipAside also enhances the products’ brand appeal. Consumer surveys on tethered caps have revealed that the majority of the consumers appreciated the ClipAside caps for their intuitive handling and hygiene advantages.
Benefits for the environment and user safety
Bericap’s Securalink closed transfer system (CTS) is intended to contribute to the protection of the environment and the safety of agricultural industry users. The closed dispensing system for plant protection products protects users and the environment from exposure to its contents. In Europe, CTS deployment is initially planned in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark by 2024 at the latest.
Protection against contamination and tampering
Another of Bericap’s focus areas is product and quality protection. For example, the Bericap Ring Peel Liner is a tamper-evident liner that is claimed to provide easy, tool-free opening, clean operation, and leak-free reclosing. The Bericap Ring Peel Liner can also be individually printed to support customer branding and prevent counterfeiting.
Photo: ClipAside closure solution (photo: Bericap)