Together with our Customer, we have developed a solution that allows a 36% reduction in the cap / neck finish weight combination compared to the previous solution.
We entered the Ecovadis circuit in 2016 and from that moment we have continued to renew it.
Even this year, we have been awarded the Gold Ecovadis medal!
Furthermore, thanks to performance improvements, these results reconfirm Affaba & Ferrari position within the 5% of the Companies, evaluated by Ecovadis, which obtained the best scores.
Even this year we have achieved the AA Grade.
We obtained the first FDA certification in 2018.
Due to the inability to travel, last November we carried out an online audit to extend the validity of the certificate. The current certificate is valid until August 2021, other extensions will certainly follow until it will be possible for the auditor to visit us in the coming months.
We obtained the first ISO certification in 2010 and from that moment we have continued to renew it.
It is the third generation of closures that we realize on the neck finish Affaba Ferrari 38 mm 3 start.
We have collected previous experiences and realized this capsule that combines the traditional ease of packaging with high performance seal, as well as an improved venting that gives ample guarantees of inviolability and a device in the internal profile of the thread that allows the degassing of the product in case of deterioration, necessary for the safety of users.
There is an extraordinary common thread on this product line that we are pleased to share with you.
The first productions of these capsules were made in 1998 for Parmalat who wanted to replicate in plastic the old traditional glass bottle after many years of exclusive use of containers in paper/PE.
Well, most of the same customers that Affaba Ferrari supplied with aluminum seals for glass bottles in the early 50’s are now our important customers with a bottle very similar in shape and aesthetics to those of the past, but functional to the modern distribution organized, today in plastic, still with AF closures.
This new closure has been designed with characteristics determined by the type of beverage and the existing packaging facilities of this important company.
The drink, intended for children, has required our attention to safety and aesthetics particularly appealing, as well as functional use.
In addition, the packaging plant already in use, required a closure that could be sterilized in line with acetic acid, while ensuring treatment residues close to zero .
This project aims to respond to those drinks that by their characteristics must be associated only at the time of administration to ensure their effectiveness and preservation.
This project allows to mix a powder part with a liquid part through a simple operation of the opening of the closure.
The closure, aesthetically pleasing and customizable, has tamper evident both on the powder container and on the base to ensure the inviolability of the content and a special induction liner ensures the separation of the liquid from the powder with excellent results considering the hygroscopicity of these products.
After the success achieved with the aseptic sports cap line which allowed the elimination of aluminum foil ensuring comparable sealing performance, Affaba and Ferrari has realized a new range of closures called aseptic 2 with the aim to emphasize a continuity with the important experiences gained in this field.
The industrialization of these new closures has been realized simplifying our production process and this guarantees us a better qualitative constancy, an important detail if we consider that these closures are normally used in complicated aseptic plants with very high productivity.
This new series of closures, moreover, guarantees better sealing performance both at internal pressure and in depression.
Finally, we improved the flow of the conditioned product by about 15%. This was required by customers to make more pleasant the intake of products equipped with these closing devices.
The closure line is available on the neck finish 28 mm 1810, 28 mm 1881 and 38 mm 3 start.
In October 2009 we released the second version of our 38mm sport cap, developed in collaboration with and according to the requiments of Britvic UK, for the launch of a new drink for children.
The new closure has excellent pressure tighness characteristics, a higher flow rate in respect to the previous one and it as also equipped with an anti-choking overcap for child safety
I’m proud to inform you that Affaba & Ferrari has recently completed BRC-IOP certification process together with the renewal of ISO 9001:2000.
For our company this success represents a very important stage and, at the same time, represent only step in our predisposition to continuos improvment whitch aims to provide to our customers products and services of hight level of quality.
It is an important award that we received for the program we have started a few years ago, where we tried to combine sustainability with the working environment.
These interventions have led to significant energy savings thanks to the use of innovative production lines and materials, heated spaces through the use of heat from the moulding lines that would otherwise be lost.
The choice of large windows in the production departments also allows us to take advantage of natural light for a longer time, this also resulting in energy savings.
The first beneficiaries of these changes are our employees who have the opportunity to work daily in a comfortable environment for the wide light and temperatures in the factory, which, in addition to being obviously heated in colder periods, are conditioned in the summer in the departments generally warmer for the presence of machines working at high temperatures.
The company celebrated its 60th anniversary.
It was in fact June 1949 when Rosanna Affaba, just twenty years old, founded the company and began to produce aluminum closures.
There was a big party with all the employees and their families to celebrate this anniversary, in addition to the 80th birthday of Rosanna and the stay in the company of some historic employees with 20 and 30 years of service.