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Bericap to launch new press-in hinge closure for metal containers

German plastic closures manufacturer Bericap is all set to launch a new press-in hinge closure for metal cans.

For tightness and robustness against counterfeiting, metal can markets traditionally use two-pieces closures consisting of a screw-on top fitting as well as a threaded pourer pressed into the metal can piercing.

Bericap is delivering a new concept in its VU HC SK 27/25, comprising a one-piece hinged PP closure fitting its existing pourer range from 24 to 32 piercing diameters.

The flip-top closure for the pourer comes with a reactive hinge made of PP to allow transparency and light.

A tear-off membrane which can be torn away after the hinged overcap has been opened ensures product integrity and clean pouring is enabled by an anti-drip feature on the pourer part.

According to the company, it is a challenge for the manufacturer, can-maker and bottler to develop a new closure concept and launch it on the metal can market, which is a fairly conservative market.