Cargill converts edible oil PET bottles in Brazil to 26/21 lightweight neck finish from 29/21 neck finish, using Bericap's closure CTC IP 26/13 with inserted pourer

Liling Tan

Liling Tan

Aug 8, 2011 – World Press Online

BUDENHEIM, Germany , August 8, 2011 (press release) – In large parts of the edible oil industry, the standard 29/21 neck weighting 2.74g is used for 1 litre PET bottles. This neck size was developed at a time when plastic closures were meant to fit both glass bottles and PET bottles. Today edible oil is predominantly packed in PET bottles and so BERICAP has developed a range of closures for a 26mm neck diameter to support the move towards saving on costs and materials. The new closure neck weights a mere 1.37 g.

The inner diameter of the new neck is identical to the previous 29mm diameter, thus eliminating the need for costly modifications of the filling nozzles of the filler and still providing the same flow rate.

After having converted in western Europe their 29/21 neck finish PET bottles into light weighted 26/21 using a full closure range developed and made by BERICAP, CARGILL continues his commitment in sustainability by converting in 26/21 lightweight PET neck finish in Brazil. Since December 2010, BERICAP Brazil supplies the closure CTC IP 26/13, a closure with a specific inserted pourer, and CARGILL is enjoying an improved carbon foot print and also resin cost savings on closure and neck finish and is furthermore saving transport (smaller caps allowing more pieces by box) and operational costs (more pieces by box reducing the numbers of operations to feed the line).

This move really highlights the continuous commitment of CARGILL in lightweighing but keeping high quality and functionalities for its edible oil.

The BERICAP CTC IP 26/13 closures ensure a good brand recognition due to a top embossment and are easy to apply on high speed line.

The new generation closures offer all functionalities expected by consumers, such as tamper evidence with tear-off band, tightness with robust inserted pourer, consumer friendly with hinge and state of the art a dripless feature, that is still maintaining the bottle clean after several uses.

BERICAP is a globally acting manufacturer of plastic closures with 20 factories in 18 countries across the world, on-going projects in several countries of Asia and a network of licensees and partners to supply similar products made according to the same quality and service standards to its global customers; with a mould shop in Hungary and several satellite R&D offices in its main operations, BERICAP is particularly committed to development and innovation in plastic closures for its customers.

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