Visitors to this year’s FACHPACK 2021 can discover consumer and climate friendly closures with enhanced tamper-proof designs at the BERICAP exhibition booth no. 418 in hall 6. BERICAP is one of the leading global manufacturers of plastic and aluminum closures.
At the packaging industry trade fair in Nuremberg from September 28 - 30, 2021 it is showcasing a range of innovative products with eco-friendly and recyclable designs. Over the years BERICAP has been evolving its products to a lighter design with lower material usage. In particular, a focus on the use of recycled materials (PCR resin) is contributing to further reducing the carbon footprint and advancing closed loop material cycles.
Recyclable and 100% silicone-free: BERICAPValve
BERICAPValve is a new addition to the BERICAP portfolio. It differs from other closures for spreadables because instead of incorporating a silicone valve, it has a valve made from a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). As a result, the BERICAPValve prevents the contamination of the recycling stream with silicone. This significant sustainability effect was achieved by BERICAP through valve material optimization, resulting in a 100% silicone-free valve with obvious recycling advantages. The BERICAPValve has the ‘Made for Recycling’ quality seal from the independent Interseroh Institute after achieving excellent results in the analysis. It was also selected by the jury of the famous Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards as the 2020 winner of the ‘Recyclable Packaging’ category.
Inseparably linked: BERICAP ClipAside
To reduce the impact of plastic products on the environment the EU Directive 2019/904 stipulates that plastic caps must remain attached to the bottle after opening from July 2024 onwards. BERICAP’s solution to this new ‘tethered cap’ requirement is BERICAP ClipAside. Compared to alternative solutions it performs more consistently and it offers excellent consumer convenience on all major neck finishes. The screw caps have been redesigned to meet all the relevant technical requirements. BERICAP ClipAside caps present beverage manufacturers with an opportunity to comply with future requirements today – without the need to make modifications to the production processes or bottles. Existing production lines can be converted quickly and cost effectively for the change-over to tethered caps. The BERICAP tethered family also includes the Falcon and Eagle snap closures for still mineral water, both of which meet the requirements of EU Directive 2019/904.
New aluminum range
BERICAP will be presenting its new aluminum range for the first time at FACHPACK. The acquisition of MALA GmbH in Thuringia, an aluminum roll closure specialist, has allowed BERICAP to broaden its product portfolio. In addition to aluminum closures for the wine sector with diverse finishing and decor options, BERICAP is offering aluminum alternatives to its established range of plastic closures for edible oil, vinegar and mineral water. Spirits manufacturers also appreciate BERICAP’s single source supplier configuration – from simple ROPP aluminum closures to high security multi-stage closures with an additional material choice: plastic or aluminum?
Protection against contamination and counterfeiting
Another solution being showcased by BERICAP addresses two of the most important issues in the packaging industry today: product and quality protection. With the BERICAP Ring Peel Liner launch BERICAP has given the market a tamper-evident liner that provides easy opening, clean operation and leak-free reclosing. The BERICAP Ring Peel Liner can be individually printed to support customer branding while also setting high hurdles for counterfeiters.
“After this lengthy absence from the trade fair scene we are delighted to be reconnecting with customers and partners in the global packaging industry, and to have the opportunity to present our innovative concepts, new products and our new corporate design to them at our exhibition booth,” said Alexander Knipp, Sales Director Food Closures & Business Segment Leader KMS at BERICAP. “Sustainability and health protection are our two main priorities here. That’s why we’ve designed a new booth that helps us to comply with all aspects of the exhibition center’s hygiene concept.”
With more than 43,000 trade visitors and over 1,500 exhibitors, plus a comprehensive fringe program, FACHPACK is the leading European exhibition for the packaging industry. It opens its doors on three days every year at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, and once every three years it takes a break when Interpack is held. The central theme over recent years, in addition to innovative trends, has been sustainability.