UC-TC. Tethered Closures

SUPERIOR TETHERED CLOSURES FOR A CHANGING PLANET
 

WHAT IS IT?

 

The product of supreme collaboration, born ready to deliver maximum compliance to the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, with minimum disruption.

WHY WE MADE IT?

The planet is changing. As a response, the European Union has implemented the Single-Use Plastics Directive, Article 6 of which relates to the mandatory tethering of closures to their bottles for beverage containers, with a capacity of up to 3 litres. Examples of the types of beverage affected are beer, wine, water, liquid refreshments, juices, nectars, milk and instant beverages.

WHAT IS THE GAIN FOR YOU?

Maximum compliance with minimum disruption. UC-TC. Tethered Closures from UNITED CAPS. Born Ready.

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BENEFITS

CLOSURES FOR A CHANGING PLANET

We believe that closures should differentiate today and sustain tomorrow.

THE PRODUCT OF SUPREME COLLABORATION

An industry-wide challenge required an industry-wide solution.

UNITED CAPS spearheaded the Alliance for Closure Tethering (ACT) to bring together segment leaders in the packaging industry to conduct an impact assessment of various tethering solutions on existing finishes and to determine finishing changes that might be required. The ACT group, includes stakeholders such as bottlers, preform producers and brand owners.

MAXIMUM COMPLIANCE

The design standard for tethered closures has not been finalised by the European Union.

The EU Commission has instructed the EU Standardisation Organisations to develop harmonised standards for caps and lids which remain attached to the beverage containers during the product’s intended use stage. UNITED CAPS is a key partner in this process, UC-TC will ensure harmonious compatibility with the eventual standard.

MINIMUM DISRUPTION

The UNITED CAPS UC-TC. Born Ready designs can be applied on neck finishes that already exist.  This means that the neck design does not have to be expensively re-designed or modified.

Facilitates the use of standard preforms which were designed with a sustainable focus. Delivering lightweights and cost savings for customers.

UNITED CAPS solutions can be implemented as soon as closures are available, no delay caused by long re-design and standardisation processes.

Tethered Closures

The SOLUTIONS

Design 1
Screw-with-hinge design:
  • Premium solution for all kind of beverages
  • Superior convenience for end users
  • Applied on existing standard necks providing a cost-effective route to SUP directive compliance.
  • Sustainable design developed for a multitude of neck sizes including the next generation light-weight 26/22 neck
Design 2
Press-on design:
  • Maximum compliance with minimum disruption
  • Highly cost-effective solution to facilitate compliance for non-pressurised beverages (still water)
  • Superior lightweight properties
Design 3
Double-slitted-TE-band design (widely known as “Lasso” design):
  • allows the use of existing moulds reducing implementation complexity and maximising sustainable re-use.
  • provides a cost effective solution for all kind of beverages
  • no increase in weight compared to classic non-tethered closures
  • available for all major neck finishes
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