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Light-weight closure for carbonated soft drinks

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Light-weight closure for carbonated soft drinks
An improved closure for short-height carbonated soft drinks bottles delivers material savings compared to existing designs
In Use – The closure has been launched in Latin America and will be rolled out to other regions during 2012.

Benefits
Packaging Reduction

Product Categories
Drinks

Relevant Materials
Plastic – rigid

Relevant Packaging Formats
Bottles and jars, Closures and dispensers (including: triggers, dosing aids, reseal and reclose devices etc.)

Supply Chain Phase
Design

Details

A closure manufacturer has launched a new closure design for short-height carbonated soft drinks which delivers light-weighting as well as improved packaging cost, superior CO2 performance and enhanced impact resistance compared to the existing design available on the market.

Engineered to work for packaging sizes from 250ml up to 3litres, the closure is branded as the Xtra-Lok mini S and is available from Closure Systems International.

The content in this entry has been obtained from publicly available information sources only (e.g. press releases, website and trade press articles) and is subject to completion of a validation process with the technology supplier.

Potential Benefits

The improved closure delivers a 10% material weight saving compared to the current design.

Intellectual Property

The Xtra-Lok mini S is the intellectual property of Closure Systems International (CSI). It features CSI’s patented bead behind the wing tamper band for package security.

Consultant View

Closure manufacturers are constantly working to improve closure designs. Readers interested in this topic should search the REID database for other relevant entries using combinations of terms and filters such as “closures”, “light-weighting” and “packaging reduction”. It is also worthwhile visiting the websites of individual closure manufacturers to keep abreast of latest developments.

Contacts and Further Information

Clint Rush, Global Marketing Manager
Closure Systems International
7702 Woodland Dr, Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 USA
Tel: 001 317-390-5067
email: Clint.Rush@csiclosures.com

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