Bericap develops new EV 28/26 press-on closure for light-weight bottle necks; the PET cap can be used for edible oils, sauces, dressing, syrups
May 28, 2013
– Until 2010, large areas of the edible oil industry used PET bottles with the standard 29/21 bottleneck. This neck size was developed at a time, when plastic closures had to fit both: glass bottles and PET-bottles.
Based on its longstanding experience with closures for bottling into PET, BERICAP speeded up the development towards light-weight closures, particularly in connection with a bottle neck reduced in weight, and developed a series of edible oil closures in one-piece and two-piece version with differing equipment features for a bottle neck diameter of 26mm.
In 2010, a well-known, international edible oil producer converted its 29/21 neck to the 26/21 neck and since then is saving significant amounts of resin and therefore also of costs.
There are smaller edible oil bottling companies on the markets which may have problems to switch easily to a special light-weight necks for edible oil bottles. Also, some companies producing different product categories such as beverages and food edible oil would look for opportunities to rationalise their bottle portfolio and bundle their pre-form purchase power by concentrating on one neck size. Last but not least special light-weight necks such as 26/21 or 29/21 may simply not be available locally and would need to be imported.
For all such cases it is an advantage to use pre-forms, which are available from multiple suppliers at competitive prices and which are available locally. Thus, the PCO 1881 neck, as billion wise used in the beverage industry, offers such an opportunity. - It is a light-weight neck with 3,82g only, which meanwhile is available in many countries around the world. Supporting companies working in different product categories or edible oil bottlers preferring a widely available bottle neck, BERICAP has developed the EV 28/26, a press-on closure suiting the light-weight bottle neck PCO 1881.
The EV 28/26 snap-on closure is equipped with a screw closure to open the bottle and the content is protected with a membrane as a tamper evidence feature. As a standard feature the screw cap is designed with special drip-less function to avoid spillage of the closure and bottle after pouring and can be supplied with or without a flow regulator.
Typically the EV 28/26 can be used, besides edible oil, for products such as sauces, dressing, syrups, etc.
Other closures for standardized necks are in the trial phase.