BERICAP committed long ago to ‘ECOnvenience’, i.e. eco-friendly convenience, and customisation. It particularly focuses on user-friendly and resourceconserving closure systems such as tethered caps for all relevant neck finishes and sport closures, all of which are customisable to customer requirements.
Tethered caps are sustainable and user-friendly
According to a consumer study on tethered caps, which become mandatory in Europe in July 2024, consumers are willing to embrace eco-friendly closures if they also have handling benefits. The majority of consumers surveyed rated the BERICAP tethered caps – which go by the name of ClipAside – more positively than conventional closures for their intuitive handling, their 180-degree opening angle and the fact that they are very hygienic. In addition to complying with EU Directive 2019/904 to improve recycling performance, beverage manufacturers who change over to ClipAside early can enhance their brand appeal and improve customer loyalty. BERICAP designed ClipAside to allow customers to prepare for a fast and simple change-over to tethered caps while continuing to manufacture closures with the current TE band geometry (or to manufacture both types concurrently). When producing closures in designs that have been adapted to the future ClipAside height BERICAP can simply change the cutting geometry and switch between standard cut and tethered cap cut. It is then possible for the filling lines to conveniently switch between standard and tethered caps without any modifications being necessary, which fully reflects the current market situation. In other words, beverage manufacturers are ideally equipped for a flexible and efficient future change-over.