Bericap launches new light-weight beverage closure

By Mike Stones

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German beverage closure manufacturer Bericap has added the LinerSeal SuperShorty model to its PCO 1881 light weight neck finish range.

TheLinerSeal SuperShorty is a two-piece closure made from polypropylene with a free rotating EVA-liner. The product was specifically developed for customers needing two-piece closures in general, UTC liner promotions and a transparent look.

The performance of the closure is said to be comparable to other two-piece closures suitable for the PCO 1810 range.

Significant weight reduction

Light weighting is a significant benefit of the SuperShorty model, claims Bericap. “This closure range, together with the PCO 1881 light weight neck, offers the opportunity of significant weight reduction of up to 30%. With this closure range Bericap supports industrial efforts to reduce costs, but also to improve environmental sustainability of their businesses,”​ said a company statement.

The company’s DoubleSeal SuperShorty closure range for PCO 1881 was launched some time ago for carbonated beverages and still water in markets such as Europe, Americas and Asia.

Bericap’s product range for PCO 1881 now consists of the one-piece closure DoubleSeal SuperShorty in different weight variants, the two-piece closure LinerSeal SuperShorty together with the two-piece and three-piece sports cap variants.

All screw caps can be equipped with oxygen scavenging capabilities.

Meanwhile, earlier this month Bericap confirmed the launch of its SuperShorty DoubleSeal CSD Eco in Germany. The combined weight of the new 1881 neck and DoubleSeal SuperShorty CSD Eco closure allows a resin saving of nearly 25% compared with standard PET finishes, claims the company.

Environmentally-friendly

In addition to reducing packaging cost, the product is more evnvironmentally-friendly in using less raw materials and required less energy to move product around the supply chain.

Two German mineral water producers have now decided to switch from standard PCO 28 neck to PCO 1881 using the DoubleSeal SuperShorty CSD Eco. The companies are Darguner Brauerei and Teinacher.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola China started using the 1881 SuperShorty for its sparkling beverages.

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