BERICAP at the Brau Beviale 2012
Light, innovative closures
The closure manufacturer that acts globally will present its tried and tested closure systems and new product features in Hall 4 /Stand 511.
Weight savings with innovative closures
There is a still unrelenting level of interest in the topic of 'Lightweight' closures.
In addition to cost savings through lighter closures, this also addresses the sparing use of "Non-renewable resources" and the reduction of the greenhouse gas effect. BERICAP has already been able to convert a large portion of its different beverage closures into lighter weight versions that fit the respective bottlenecks. The resulting saving of granulate permits an annual reduction in CO2 production of some 60,000 tonnes.
New closure size: 33mm für Hotfill
BERICAP has developed 33mm closures for hit fillings which are available in versions, flat screw closure and 'PushPull sport closure' which completely does without an aluminum sealing foil.
Dispensing with the sealing foil on the PushPull closure offers the consumer the advantage that the bottle can be opened without difficulty by simply removing the upper protective cap and the upper part of the closure.
Both versions of the closure have the well-known BERICAP DoubleSeal(TM) system which guarantees absolute leak proof nature and stabilizes the bottleneck through an inner and outer sealing lip during the hot filling process. Through the stabilisation the bending of the bottleneck will be prevented even though the neck wall thickness is just 1.5 mm and the product integrity will be reliably preserved.
The DoubleSeal(TM) 33mm is equipped with a cut and folded safety strip that opens the first time the bottle is opened.
The filler's demands for a cost-saving, lighter packaging are fulfilled with the 33mm closure: The bottleneck and closure can be up to 39% lighter than the 38mm closure system.
New features for aseptic filling
DoubleSeal(TM) 33 mm - offers material and cost savings
As part of the cost saving and CO2 minimisation process being striven for a 33mm closure was developed by BERICAP.
Fillers, who switch from the 38 mm closure size to the 33 mm size, profit from lower costs due to a weight saving of approx. 30%.
Bottles with the new 33mm closure differ in terms of their appearance from the conventional beverage products with large closures and thus contribute towards a marked visual product differentiation and set the products apart in the shop shelves. Compared to the 38mm bottle used to date, the consumer enjoys a more pleasant drinking experience due to the narrower bottleneck.
The 33mm closure that is based on the BERICAP DoubleSeal(TM) has a folded and cut safety strip that breaks the first time the bottle is opened. It can also be used on all conventional aseptic systems with dry or wet sterilisation.
BERICAPs PUSH PULL Next Generation - filling without aluminium foil
Sports Caps for hot and cold aseptic fillings
Sport closures are best suited for consumption when on the move, when travelling or when doing sport; always on those occasions where the consumer wants to open and close their drinking bottle rapidly and simply.
The BERICAPs PUSH PULL Next Generation meets this requirement. This closure does not require an aluminium foil as a seal, is easy to open and meets all the requirements of a modern, environmentally-friendly and customer-friendly packaging.
Thanks to its user-friendly functionality: The consumer can enjoy a drink immediately after removing the protective gap, and by virtue of its flow rate that is approx. 30 % higher than that of conventional products this sports cap has achieved increasing acceptance in the market and on the part of consumers since its launch in 2010.
The 3 part PUSH PUSH PULL Next Generation is equipped with DoubleSeal(TM) - technology that has also been successfully used for other BERICAP closures in the beverage industry.
The 38mm closure has been used for aspetic fillings up to now and is appropriate for wet and dry sterilisation processes. The successful qualification of the 33mm PushPull Next Generation for the hot filling process by a multinational beverage filler in Latin America is a new feature. This is a further innovative step due to the complete dispensing with an aluminium foil seal.
Light closure solutions for non-carbonated water
BERICAP HexaLite® 26 and 29 mm
The bottlenecks for PET 29/25 and PET 26 were developed for still beverages, in particular for non-carbonated water running in parallel with PCO 1881. Both bottlenecks have now been established by CETIE as European standards.
PET 29/25 is mainly to be found in Europe and the neighbouring regions whilst PET 26/22 achieves high levels of acceptance in Northern America and China, but have also been able to celebrate their first successes in Europe.
BERICAP offers the HexaLite® product lines 29/11 and 26/10 for these bottlenecks.
HexaLite® closures guarantee the exceptional leak proof nature of the container due to its specific closure design. The cut and folded safety strip guarantees high levels of product security as it breaks easily when first opened and thus makes the integrity of the product clearly visible to the consumer.
BERICAP's SuperShorty® for PCO 1881
Lighter closures for carbonated beverages
The market success of the BERICAP Double Seal SuperShorty® is seemingly irrepressible. The SuperShorty®-Family has already been able to successfully establish itself throughout the world. Whether it is oxygen-sensitive beer in PET packaging, aseptic filling or the use of carbonated beverages: BERICAP has the right product for each closure.
PCO 1881 developed by the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) specially for the filling of carbonated beverages is very probably the most well-known lightweight bottleneck to have established itself on the market to date.
BERICAP offers six different closures with different weights for the PCO 1881 bottleneck, upon request also in a customised design.
The single part DoubleSeal SuperShorty® Crown was established as the first version to be used in the beer market and can be equipped with a liner that absorbs oxygen to maintain the quality of the beer.
Additional DoubleSeal SuperShorty® versions that also come in one part, such as the DoubleSeal SuperShorty® CSD, and the weight-reduced DoubleSeal SuperShorty® Eco were successfully launched onto the market for carbonated beverages (up to 8gr CO2 / l).
The DoubleSeal SuperShorty® Still is available for still beverages. The DoubleSeal SuperShorty® Still is also available for hot filling. This offers a significant potential for savings compared to conventional closures and bottlenecks.
The LinerSeal Supershorty® rounds off the range of beverage closures.
In addition to this sport caps were developed for the PCO 1881 bottleneck: The two part THUMB'UP® and the 3 part PushPull sports closure have now been successfully launched on the market.
BERICAP GmbH & Co. KG
BERICAP is a globally acting manufacturer of plastic closures with 21 factories in 19 countries across the world, on-going projects in several countries of Asia and a network of licensees and partners to supply similar products made according to the same quality and service standards to its global customers; with a mould shop in Hungary and several satellite R&D offices in its main operations, BERICAP is particularly committed to development and innovation in plastic closures for its customers.