Compatible with existing filling machines, SIG’s tethered caps are designed to prevent litter and ensure caps are recycled along with cartons. They will be launched in the second half of 2021, well ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations. Photo: SIG
SIG will launch Tethered Caps for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021, well ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.
The redesigned caps do not compromise on convenience and will be compatible with existing filling machines and closure applicators so customers can be confident investing in a long-term partnership with SIG to deliver food and beverages to consumers in a safe, sustainable and affordable way.
SIG’s tethered caps will be launched initially for the closures used with its most popular packs in Europe. The tethered domeTwist will be available for SIG’s carton bottle combidome, as well as tethered combiMaxx and tethered combiSwift options for SIG’s core family-size carton portfolio. Together, these account for around 90% of SIG’s European closures by volume.
The new tethered caps are designed to be used with existing SIG filling lines and closure applicators, with no major capital expenditure required by customers. Indeed, compatibility with existing SIG filling lines and customers’ existing packaging designs, secondary packaging and logistics was a key consideration in the design of SIG’s tethered caps. This demonstrates a flexibility and adaptability that enables customers to be confident in SIG’s packaging and filling solutions as a secure investment for the future.