“Affaba and Ferrari have teamed up with Coca-Cola by introducing and supplying the ‘Tethered Caps”, starting with FUZE TEA.
This is an important innovation that anticipates, by two years, the provisions contained in the EU directive on the closures of plastic packaging for beverages, with the aim that each cap is recycled together with the bottle, to reduce the dispersion and the impact of plastic on the ‘environment.
The new caps have an innovative design, the result of intense research and development work to guarantee an optimal experience for the consumer while maintaining the usual opening system: the cap is connected to the tamper evident ring by a tab that ensures a perfect position opening and, at the same time, ensures that it cannot be separated from the bottle.
This is an incredible achievement and a great accomplishment from everyone and a huge step in the right direction for our new tethered caps!”
Affaba & Ferrari has developed an important project for Parmalat which involves both the lightening of the closure and meets the requirements of the Directive EU 2019/904 for the tethered caps starting from 2024.
The new lightweight light barrier cap – with a significant weight reduction from 3,3 gr to 2,8 gr – is suitable for aseptic filling lines.
It is applied on the new PET 250ml, 500ml and 1 liter bottles for UHT milk.
This is a great achievement reconfirm our commitment to responsible business activity and sustainable solutions.
What it is. New “tethered” flip top closure for still water, soft drinks and juices : 2-pc closure, suitable to the next generation, lightweight 26/22mm neck finish. The weight of the cap/neck finish assembly is 36% reduced, compared to the previous solution. The closure has an easy and intuitive opening system, and visible tamper evidence. Once the closure is screwed on the neck finish, the force required to remove it from the bottle is more than 12 Kg. The indications given by the EU direction are 2,5 – 3 kg.
Technology. The two components are produced by injection moulding technology. The shell is made of PP, the internal spout is made of HDPE. Assembly is made automatically, and quality is controlled by a camera control system.
Sustainability. The closure complies to art.6 of EU direction 2019/904 (the cap must stay attached to the bottle throughout its life cycle). The project allows for a dramatic reduction of the use of plastics. 36% reduction of cap/neck finish weight in comparison with the previous solution.
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.
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