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APTAR - Drinktec Preview

Drinktec 2022: Aptar Food + Beverage: Sustainability, Performance, Innovation

2:14 min Drinktec 2022Caps & Closures
Louveciennes, France

Aptar Food + Beverage will showcase its latest closure solutions for dispensing beverages and other liquid products, from pouring to squeezing solutions, as well as new tethered closures in compliance with the upcoming European directive regulation for single-use plastics. In addition, an innovative approach to the future of smart beverage containers will be featured.

Aptar will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability by showing new innovations such as tethering, linerless, and recyclable valve solutions; certifications such as ISCC+, partnerships with PureCycle, REBO, MIWA, and others; and active collaboration with key organizations such as RecyClass, WRAP, APR, and WBCSD.

Rocket to the Future of Tethered Solutions

At the show, Aptar will feature its next-generation Rocket sports cap, a tethered solution that redefines the standard for non-detachable, tamper evident visibility, featuring a wide opening angle for drinking comfort. Rocket is fully compliant with the upcoming European directive regarding tethered closures for single-use plastics scheduled to take effect in mid-2024.

SimpliCycle™ Recyclable Valve – Sustainability and High-Performance

As the industry leader in providing flow control dispensing solutions for more than 25 years, Aptar’s SimpliCycle recyclable valve is driving sustainability to the forefront of packaging innovation. Made from a low-density material, the valve floats in the recycling tanks, allowing it to be easily separated from the PET stream, and then recycled right along with the PP/PE stream. When assembled into an Aptar closure, the SimpliCycle TPE valve provides a fully recyclable and high-performance solution for use with PET, PE, or PP containers. SimpliCycle was recently honored to be awarded the best CSR/Sustainability initiative in 2021 by World Food Innovation Awards and in 2022 received the prestigious 2022 WorldStar Global Packaging Award for packaging innovation.

Breakthrough Concepts & New Solutions

Aptar Food + Beverage will also showcase new concepts for pouring liquid beverages, including a prototype of the new Blue EVO Cap, as well as solutions for dispensing beverages in an inverted pouch format. As a leader in dispensing solutions, Aptar is committed to improving the overall recyclability of plastic packaging and is dedicated to helping brands achieve their environmental goals with high-performance solutions, while making a positive impact in the lives of consumers and the planet.

Looking Ahead to the Future of Smart Drinkware

“We are looking forward to participating in drinktec 2022 and promoting multiple breakthrough solutions such as the REBO smart water bottle,” said Arthur Lenoir, Product Marketing Director EMEA – Food + Beverage at Aptar.

Aptar joined forces with REBO, contributing its expertise in flip-top closures, sustainability and innovation to the partnership. REBO manufactured the first smart water bottle that is not only reusable but also features a hydration tracker to help users optimize performance and track their water intake via a linked smartphone app, as well as a light on the bottle, designed to help consumers increase water consumption by reminding them to drink.

“We will be showing the REBO smart water bottle at the show,” Lenoir added, “as a demonstration not only of the future of reusable beverage solutions, but also to reflect our initiative and commitment to work with a broad range of brands and manufacturers to improve the industry’s sustainability position. This also demonstrates our expertise in leading projects that promote cross-pollination with other Aptar segments, as well as with external partners. We see these two approaches, recyclability and reusability, going hand-in-hand in the future, depending on what the brands and consumers are looking for, and we are excited to partner with brands so that, together, we can create a much more sustainable future for all,” concluded Lenoir.

During drinktec, visitors to the Aptar stand will have an opportunity to participate in a daily drawing to receive a REBO smart water bottle.

Aptar at drinktec: Hall C5 Stand 308

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