Food & Beverage Asia Jun/Jul 2018

53 JUNE / JULY 2018 FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA Reduce Packaging Weight with Lightweight Closure Bericap A t this year’s ProPak Asia, Bericap will be showcasing Hexalite 29/11 SFB UL closure (UL-Ultra Lightweight), one of the lightest water closures available in the market suitable for use on the standard 29/25 mm bottle neck, at its booth (BD11). The UL closure is packed with industry leading features despite its “Ultra-Light” weight. To enhance the consumer opening and closing experience on the water bottle, the closure is designed in the shape of a pagoda. This ergonomic design together with the comfortable knurl profile will provide better gripping power for the consumer on this small diameter beverage closure. The UL closure also comes with a slitted flexible band, meaning that the removal of TE Band from the bottle is impossible without breaking the band bridges. This is an added security and anti-sabotage feature on the UL closure, which is critical to the water bottler. The UL closure also received great reviews for its application performance where production data gathered from various capping lines suggested the usage of UL closure reduced the corked and high cap rate compared to when other 29/25 water closures were used. Nitrogen dosing can also be applied on this closure. The 29/11 SFB UL closure is currently available in Bericap Malaysia, the fourth plant for Bericap in Asia after the establishment of Bericap China and Bericap India. With ongoing projects in several countries of Asia and the Middle East and a network of licensees and partners to supply similar products made according to the same quality and se r v i ce s t a n d a r d s to its global c u s t o m e r s , BER I CAP i s p a r t i c u l a r l y committed to develop more innovative plastic closures to support its customers’ success. ■