New range of closures saves on materials and costs.

New range of closures saves on materials and costs.
Bericap weight-reduced closures supply Cargill continuing in lightweight PET.

In large parts of the edible oil industry, the standard 29/21 neck weighting 2.74 g is used for 1 litre PET bottles. This neck size was developed at a time when plastic closures were meant to fit both glass bottles and PET bottles. Today edible oil is predominantly packed in PET bottles and so Bericap has developed a range of closures for a 26mm neck diameter to support the move towards saving on costs and materials. The new closure neck weights a mere 1.37 g.

The inner diameter of the new neck is identical to the previous 29mm diameter, thus eliminating the need for costly modifications of the filling nozzles of the filler and still providing the same flow rate.

After having converted in western Europe their 29/21 neck finish PET bottles into light weighted 26/21 using a full closure range developed and made by Bericap, Cargill continues his commitment in sustainability by converting in 26/21 lightweight PET neck finish in Brazil.

Since December 2010, Bericap Brazil supplies the closure CTC IP 26/13, a closure with a specific inserted pourer, and Cargill is enjoying an improved carbon foot print and also resin cost savings on closure and neck finish and is furthermore saving transport (smaller caps allowing more pieces by box) and operational costs (more pieces by box reducing the numbers of operations to feed the line).

This move really highlights the continuous commitment of Cargill in lightweighing but keeping high quality and functionalities for its edible oil. The Bericap CTC IP 26/13 closures ensure a good brand recognition due to a top embossment and are easy to apply on high speed line.

The new generation closures offer tamper evidence with tear-off band, tightness with robust inserted pourer, consumer friendly with hinge and state of the art a dripless feature, that is still maintaining the bottle clean after several uses.