It’s the closure that matters –

Date 11.26.2018 | Category: News
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Bericap supplies closures for dairy products in PET bottles worldwide and as one of the leading manufacturers of closures for bottles, is the partner of choice for the dairy industry in all major markets.


Special requirements are placed on closures for long life dairy products. "While closures for fresh milk must be primarily liquid-impermeable because of their short shelf life, in aseptically filled products additional protection against the ingress of microorganisms and impact of light is crucial”, says Christoph Thünemann, Group Director Communication and Marketing at Bericap. For a long time, this greatly restricted the design of the packaging and thus the differentiation of the products at the POS. To achieve maximum opacity, special-coloured master-batches that provide a UV barrier should be used. However, these limited the possible colour variations.


Bericap has succeeded in developing an optimal UV light barrier solution, which enables the production of screw caps in all colours. The product range encompasses light weight screw caps for 38mm neck and the 33mm neck and provides numerous customized closure solutions to this market. The 33 mm size has now become established as a new, user-friendly, weight-optimised closure – also for dairy products – in several European countries.


Closure specifications for premium products like oxygen reduction or aseptic filling are not a challenge for the packaging experts from Budenheim in Germany. “Our closure solutions with incorporated oxygen scavenger – O2 reduced headspace bottles – provide maximum quality standards. And based on our vast experience in closure solutions for aseptic filling, we offer the necessary technical customer service, as well”, says Thünemann.


Besides closures for PET or HDPE bottles, BERICAP, in cooperation with carton converters, offers carton fitment for various beverage carton packages. Those fitments are either pre- or post- applied to a beverage carton. Dairy products are usually filled in cold fill (e.g. pasteurised milk in the cold chain) or aseptic application (e.g. UHT milk).


The entire range of closures for dairy products and all other product areas can be found in the new CapFinder on the company's website. For more visit


Source: Bericap
Author: COX
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