New air-returning lever tap range said to meet industry demand

By Ben Bouckley

- Last updated on GMT

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Worldwide Dispensers Europe (WD Europe) has expanded its range of Aeroflow air-returning lever taps with the introduction of four new bulk sizes, which it claims have been developed to meet market demand from manufacturers and other packaging producers in the food and beverage industry.

The new DIN-coupling taps have been created to fit four standard container openings, 45mm, 50mm, 51mm and 61mm, and are flexible enough to fit a wide variety of container types with sizes from five to 200 litres.

Compatible containers for the Aeroflow range include metal containers such as Jerricans, cubitainers (carboard boxes with plastic bag inserts) and rigid plastic receptacles. The taps are designed to work with anything from water and beverages to liquid food, chemicals and viscous liquids.

Air-returning dispensers

Company spokeswoman Stephanie Humez told “There were no or limited quality air-returning dispensers on offer in the market for the four standard sizes of container opening mentioned – hence the request from clients to enlarge the product range.”

Humez added that food and drink manufacturers and other packaging producers were amongst WD Europe’s main clients, and said that the new tap range filled a clear gap in the market.

Specific food and beverage applications for the product varied, she said:“They differ according to the geographical area we are selling to, but water, industrial food liquid and chemicals are large markets for us.”

WD Europe’s Aeroflow tap has been designed for single-opening containers and is said to provide a ‘glug-free’ dispense with no product waste. It has a claimed flow rate of 70ml per second when fully open, with users able to control the precise rate to suit individual products or applications by adjusting the lever.

Olivier Martin, general sales manager, WD Europe, added: The Aeroflow tap has been very successful thanks to its flexibility and the new sizes will offer even more options for end-user markets.

“We have plans to expand the range in the future, as well as looking as bespoke, custom moulded dispense projects.”

Precision moulding

Worldwide Dispensers specialises in manufacturing precision moulding and custom design solutions to provide new dispensing solutions, and has two facilities in London and Minnesota.

The company offers a range of dispensers – including caps and taps, tube dispense, tamper evident closures, connectors and valve systems to suit all dispensing applications. WD designed the Vinitap, recognised internationally as an industry-leading tap in the wine market.

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