UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, has unveiled a plan to launch a unique, highly effective, and sustainable tethered closure for carton packaging known as 23 H-PAK. This closure, with pending patents, includes an innovative tamper-evident (TE) band that keeps all parts intact for easier recycling.
CEO Benoit Henckes said, “We are pleased to bring to the market one of the first tethered closures for carton packaging. In addition to its ability to keep all parts intact for recycling, its super-strong hinge ensures the box-fresh experience consumers are looking for. It not only enhances the user experience but also helps to protect the environment, a critical R&D driver for UNITED CAPS.”
The 23 H-PAK tethered closure is designed to make an instant connection with established filling lines, ensuring seamless integration with existing processes and fast production-line implementation. With its superior engineering and attention to detail, 23 H-PAK comes with a clever first-time-use feature to create an optimal access point, enhancing the user experience. The cutting edge is specially designed to cut through the pre-laminated hole with minimal effort, providing a clean and smooth opening.
“One of the stand-out features of this new tethered closure,” Henckes added, “is its audible click when opening, a satisfying sound that lets consumers know their closure is in an open position – once opened, it is in the optimal position for use and the cap stays in position for the perfect pour.”
This innovative closure comprises three pieces – the spout, closure, and cutter, while other solutions in the market typically consist of four pieces. Fewer pieces mean easier recycling. In addition to leading-edge tethering features, the 23 H-PAK is a highly cost-effective solution for cartons. Its lightweight design reduces exposure to plastic taxes and helps to reduce running costs for businesses.
UNITED CAPS will showcase 23 H-PAK at Interpack, from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf at its booth D67 in Hall 10. Visitors will get to see this new product in action and learn how it aligns with UNITED CAPS’ dedication to bringing more sustainable, innovative packaging to market.
For more information, visit https://www.unitedcaps-innovations.com/23-h-pak/