Bericap to showcase line of new plastic closures at FachPack 2013, Sept. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany; new closures include those for food, chemical, automotive industries, with emphasis on closures for sauces, dressings, edible oils

BUDENHEIM, Germany , July 31, 2013 (press release) – BERICAP, one of the global leading producers of plastic closures is presenting its products since many years at FachPack and will again be present at FackPack 2013.

BERICAP’s closure knowledge is based on various markets such as food & beverage, supplying to major multinational players closures for the beverage, sauces and dressing, as well for the edible oil industry. The non-food market experience is justified with a leading supply base in markets such as closures for metal containers, special closure applications for the automotive industry and last but not least with closure supplies to globally leading companies in the chemical and detergents industry.

With several R&D centers around the world, BERICAP is committed to innovation in plastic closures for its customers’ success.

BERICAP will present closures for the food and non-food industry with a special focus on closures for the chemical/agro-chemical industry, for the automotive industry as well as for sauces & dressings and edible oil producer.

Perfect extension to existing BERICAP’s DIN-Closure Family

The development of BERICAP’s DIN closure family for plastic containers taken place the last years convinces the market and is a success story. With its standard closure sizes DIN 42, DIN 45, DIN 51/55 and DIN 60 BERICAP covers over 80% of the closure sizes applied by the container industry.

All BERICAP DIN closures are according to corresponding UN-Hazardous Goods approvals and can be equipped – child-resistant variants of DIN 45 and DIN 60 included – according to customer specification with either venting membrane and/or an ANTI-Glug pouring device to support constant and save pouring.

To guarantee product safety and quality, the closures are assembled fully automated, process-controlled and on latest technology assembly machines.

SK 42/21 SFB

Another new closure to complete the BERICAP range of DIN closures is the SK 42/21 SFB. This closure with a new slitted band is available with 2 different sealing versions: SK 42/21 SFB MK – with a bore sealing system for all light-weight containers, for Non-UN containers and the SK 42/21 SFB MDS - with a foamed PE liner for all containers which requires an UN approval.

As a big advantage the TE-band will remain on the bottle. In case of automotive windshield products it prevents the closure’s TE-band from e.g. being fallen in the motor compartment.

The SK 42/21 SFB main mission will be for Automotive / windshield / anti-freeze-products, Detergents for professional cleaning, Liquids for the health care sector and Liquids for the Food Industry.

Illustration: SK 42/21 SFB MDS
- with a foamed HDPE liner for all containers which require an UN approval

Illustration: SK 42/21 SFB MK
– with a bore sealing system for light-weight containers

VENTING CAP - BV 21/24 MAB MDR provides better and safer pouring

BERICAP has proven to be a solution provider to the chemical industry and is committed to support its customers by developing adequate closure systems.

To provide a safer & better pouring “ANTI-GLUG” out of a e.g. 20L canister, the Blow-Moulding industry was asking for a solution. To support a constant and safe pouring BERICAP developed recently the VENTING CAP - BV 21/24 MAB MDR.

This system has been developed for UN-approved containers and is mainly used in the AGRO, the Chemical and the Lube-oil business.

Illustration: New solution for safe pouring: VENTING CAP - BV 21/24 MAB MDR

Closures for the agrochemical industry
Protection against product piracy

Product piracy and the forgery of filled product are a serious problem when it comes to chemical products for the agricultural sector. BERICAP has developed a comprehensive range of closures for the agrochemical industry to protect such sensitive filling processes against counterfeiting and manipulation.

All closures have a folded and slit guarantee band which is hard to manipulate and is visibly torn once the closure has been opened. Further protection is also afforded by using customer-specific designs and attaching a safety label over the guarantee band.

BERICAP will be introducing an appropriate range of closure solutions at INTERPACK.

As an option, BERICAP also supplies canister handles to agrochemicals fillers so that containers can be safely handled.

Illustration: Protection: Safety label over the guarantee band(Bayer)

BERICAP is presenting developments that allow to use PET PCO 1881 necks for edible oil

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.

BERICAP’s new development EV 28/26 for PCO 1881 Neck

New features for aseptic filling

DoubleSeal™ 33 mm – offers material and cost savings

As part of the cost-saving and CO2-minimization process, BERICAP developed a 33mm closure as an alternative to the commonly used 38mm closure.

Fillers who switch from the 38 mm closure size to the 33mm size profit from lower costs due to a weight saving of approx. 30% for closure and neck.

Bottles with the new 33mm closure differ in terms of their appearance on the shelf from the conventional beverage products with large closures and thus contribute towards a marked visual product differentiation. Compared to the 38mm bottle used to date, the consumer enjoys a more pleasant drinking experience thanks to the narrower bottleneck.

The 33mm closure that is based on the BERICAP DoubleSeal™ has a folded and slit safety band that breaks the first time the bottle is opened. It can also be used on all conventional aseptic systems with dry or wet sterilization.

At FachPack BERICAP will present a new version of the 33mm aseptic closure that is slightly higher as an alternative for these bottlers, who like to have a closure that is small in diameter but still offers a better grip to open the bottle (consumer convenience).

Figure: DoubleSeal™ 33

Dispensing Valve from BERICAP

BERICAP has acquired the assets and technology to manufacture a dispensing valve.

Called BericapValve, the dispensing valve is bi-injected to offer superior tightness. The BericapValve is manufactured from TPE material, thereby avoiding contamination of the PET recycling stream, a phenomenon known from competing valve solutions made of silicone.

The BericapValve has been on the market for several years and performs to the satisfaction of consumers thanks to its soft dispensing start and superior tightness. To ensure good, user-friendly dispensing for various products and viscosities, BERICAP offers different degrees of valve hardness.

BericapValve is currently used for applications such as ketchups, chocolate sauces, products containing pieces and bodycare products and is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.

BERICAP offers a wide range of standard design hinge closures for insertion of the BericapValve. BERICAP also has the resources to develop customized closures for BericapValve applications.

Recycling-friendly TPE valves are also suitable for the beverage market. BERICAP will present valve solutions for sports closures in the near future.

Illustration: Closure with valve

Illustration: Valve

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