Innovative tethered closure for carton packaging

United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, headquartered in Luxembourg, reported that it is launching a highly effective and sustainable tethered closure for carton packaging, 23 H-PAK. This closure, which has patents pending, includes an innovative tamper-evident (TE) band which keeps all parts intact for easier recycling.

CEO Benoit Henckes said:

We are pleased to be bringing to 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. The cutting edge is specially designed to cut through the pre-laminated hole with minimal effort, providing a clean and smooth opening.

Henckes added:

One of the stand-out features of this new tethered closure is its audible click when opening, a satisfying sound which 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 consists of 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 your business.

The company will be showing the 23 H-PAK publicly at Interpack, scheduled on 4-10 May in Düsseldorf. Visitors of the trade show will see this new product in action and learn how it aligns with United Caps’ dedication to bringing more sustainable, innovative packaging to market.