United Caps introduces tethered closure for cartons

Innovative 23-H-PAK integrates with existing processes

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United Caps' 23 H-PAK is an innovative, attractive tethered closure for cartons, ready for use right out-of-the-box with no required changes in the production line Photo United Caps
United Caps' 23 H-PAK is an innovative, attractive tethered closure for cartons, ready for use right out-of-the-box with no required changes in the production line Photo United Caps

United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, said in a release on 2 March 2023 that it is launching a unique, highly effective and sustainable tethered closure for carton packaging, 23 H-PAK. This closure, which has patents pending, includes an innovative tamper-evident (TE) band that keeps all parts intact for easier recycling and it will be on view at interpack in Dusseldorf this coming May.

23 H-PAK features a strong hinge and non-detachable TE band for the ultimate in sustainable recyclabilityPhoto United Caps
23 H-PAK features a strong hinge and non-detachable TE band for the ultimate in sustainable recyclability
Photo United Caps

“We are pleased to be bringing to market one of the first tethered closures for carton packaging,” said CEO Benoit Henckes. “In addition to its ability to keep all parts intact for recycling, its super-strong hinge ensures the box-fresh experience consumers are looking for. It not only enhances the user experience but also helps to protect the environment, a critical R&D driver for United Caps.”

At the cutting edge

Whether open or closed, United Caps' 23 H-Pak tethered closures for cartons deliver the ultimate in consumer experience, with a satisfying click acknowledging an optimized open position ready to dispense product without interference Photo United Caps
Whether open or closed, United Caps’ 23 H-Pak tethered closures for cartons deliver the ultimate in consumer experience, with a satisfying click acknowledging an optimized open position ready to dispense product without interference Photo United Caps

Whether open or closed, United Caps’ 23 H-Pak tethered closures for cartons deliver the ultimate in consumer experience, with a satisfying click acknowledging an optimized open position ready to dispense product without interference
Photo United CapsThe 23 H-PAK tethered closure is designed to make an instant connection with established filling lines, ensuring seamless integration with existing processes and fast production-line implementation. With its superior engineering and attention to detail, 23 H-PAK comes with a clever first-time-use feature to create an optimal access point, enhancing the user experience. The cutting edge is specially designed to cut through the pre-laminated hole with minimal effort, providing a clean and smooth opening.

“One of the stand-out features of this new tethered closure,” Henckes added, “is its audible click when opening, a satisfying sound that lets consumers know their closure is in an open position – once opened, it is in the optimal position for use and the cap stays in position for the perfect pour”.

Doesn’t cost the earth

The attractive 23 H-PAK tethered closure for cartons also features a ribbed surface for easy opening with a comfortable gripPhoto United Caps
The attractive 23 H-PAK tethered closure for cartons also features a ribbed surface for easy opening with a comfortable grip
Photo United Caps

This innovative closure consists of three pieces – the spout, closure and cutter, while other solutions in the market typically consist of four pieces. Fewer pieces means easier recycling. In addition to leading-edge tethering features, the 23 H-PAK is a highly cost-effective solution for cartons. Its lightweight design reduces exposure to plastic taxes and helps to reduce running costs for your business.

United Caps will be showing the 23 H-PAK publicly at interpack, scheduled for 4 through 10 May in Düsseldorf. United Caps will be located in Hall 10, Stand D67 at the show. Visitors to the stand will see this new product in action and learn how it aligns with the companies commitment to bringing more sustainable, innovative packaging to market.

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