Tethered caps: find legally compliant solutions in time
The EU directive pertaining to tethered caps will come into effect in July 2024: it states that closures must be firmly attached to non-returnable PET bottles. The aim is to recycle the caps together with the bottles and thus avoid environmental pollution caused by loose closures. KHS will support you in finding a solution in good time that suits your requirements.
This directive concerns all manufacturers of PET bottles with volumes of up to three liters. These manufactures have to adapt their production so that the closures remain attached to the bottles even when open. This inevitably leads to technical adjustments in the filling system which we can already discuss with you today so that you are well prepared for the timely change.
We know from discussions with our customers that they are orienting themselves towards a future-proof standard with regard to the upcoming EU specification and want to implement it as efficiently as possible be it through simple conversion or lasting resource savings by using fewer materials in the production line. We will make added values possible for you to enable you to profit sustainably and in time from the legal requirements for the changeover in the market.
Testing closure options, evaluating added value
Depending on the type of closure, you can test versions of the tethered cap on your existing system in advance with just a few adjustments. You can thus put this time to good use to choose the type of closure that suits you best. During this phase, we will be happy to advise you on how you can permanently save resources and thus cut costs by reducing the weight of closures and threads. For this, we consider the entire production process, because as experts in turnkey filling and packaging systems we always focus on the complete line. From the container design to secondary packaging (or tertiary packaging), we look at the options for resource savings and at the same time increase the efficiency of your system.
Finding individual and sustainable solution approaches together
Regardless of whether you would like initial advice or already have concrete ideas: simply get in touch with us - we will be happy to be at your service and work out the right solution for you!
Advice on conversions and added value:
Phone: + 49 231 569 10284
Advice on closures and threads:
KHS Corpoplast GmbH
Phone +49 40 67907 113