BERICAP Weight-Reduced Closures Provide Cost Savings for CARGILL

In large parts of the edible oil industry, the standard 29/21 neck weighting 2.74g is used for 1l 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 weighs a mere 1.37g.

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 its 29/21 neck finish PET bottles into light weighted 26/21 using a full closure range developed and made by BERICAP, CARGILL continues its commitment in sustainability by converting to 26/21 lightweight PET neck finish in Brazil. Since December 2010, BERICAP Brazil has supplied 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 number 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 lines.

The new generation closures offer all functionalities expected by consumers, such as tamper evidence with tear-off band, tightness with robust inserted pourer, consumer friendly with hinge and a state-of-the-art dripless feature, which keeps the bottle clean even after several uses.

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