Aptar partners with Nippon Closures on its tethered beverage closures

By Jenny Eagle contact

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Aptar's Flip-lid. Photo: Aptar.
Aptar's Flip-lid. Photo: Aptar.

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AptarGroup has partnered with Nippon Closures Co. (NCC) in Japan to cross-license technology for tethered beverage closures, Flip Lid and StrapBand, with plans to expand into other areas.

Flip Lid by Aptar is a consumer-friendly dispensing closure designed to promote post use recycling as the closure remains attached to the bottle throughout its lifecycle, making it more likely to be collected and sent through the recycling stream.                   

Sports caps


NCC’s StrapBand is a tethered closure with a hinge functionality with a wide opening angle and a click sound when tethered.

The StrapBand can be applied to flat caps and sports caps, for still and carbonated beverages.

Together, Aptar and NCC are working to continuously improve the consumer drinking experience, while creating closures that are better for the environment.   

We are pleased to partner with NCC on the cross-licensing of registered intellectual property for tethered beverage closures as we look to grow our portfolio of dispensing closures that are more convenient for consumers and more sustainable for the environment​,” said Marc Prieur, president, Aptar Food + Beverage.

Aptar and NCC are committed to keeping beverage caps attached to the bottle to promote better recyclability and we look forward to working together in the future​.”

Single-use plastic 

Hisashi Nakajima, president, Nippon Closures in the future it plans to further develop technologies beyond tethered beverage closures to solve social environmental problems with more eco-friendly, easy to use and resource-energy saving products. 


Flip Lid and StrapBand meet the requirements of the single-use plastics (SUP) regulation in Europe, that introduced design requirements to connect caps to bottles, increasing the number of closures which are collected and recycled, and the AB 319 California proposal in the US, which intended plastic closures remain attached to containers.

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