Sustainability is a key focus in industries across the world, more so in the food and beverage space. Many initiatives have been put in place across the world to curb damages caused by humans on the environment. One of which is the 2024 European Union (EU) directive to lower the number of plastic closures discarded in nature.
As a response to calls on more eco-friendly products, TriMas Packaging will be releasing tethered cap solutions. Unlike regular caps, these are attached to the bottle even after opening and while one is consuming the drink. They will be incorporated in plastic and composite packaging, like large beverage cartons.
This is possible through their acquisition of Affaba & Ferrari™ in 2020. This Italy-based business manufactures precision closures. This includes temper-resistant variants and aseptic caps for juices and dairy drinks.
“Affaba & Ferrari supplements our existing food & beverage and industrial product offerings, adding new blue-chip customers and a state-of-the-art manufacturing operation to our European base. Affaba & Ferrari offers proprietary product designs and production capabilities for aseptic applications. The company has earned important food packaging safety certifications, such as the British Retail Consortium/Institute of Packaging (BRC/IoP), the Global Standard and the Food and Drug Administration/Interstate Milk Shippers (FDA/IMS) Compliance, all of which will ultimately enable us to expand our current product offering for our global food & beverage customers,” said Fabio Salik, President of TriMas Packaging.
These advancements in the cap closure segment is a step in the right direction toward more environment-friendly products in the food and beverage industry.