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Italian packaging companies Sipa and Sacmi have partnered to produce a new PET preform and closures solution for the operation of a cap on the neck of a PET bottle.This collaboration combines Sipa's experience in the development of preforms, with that of Sacmi in the caps and closures marketplace.

Heather Caliendo

May 31, 2012

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Sacmi and Sipa collaborate on new PET preform and closure solution

Italian packaging companies Sipa and Sacmi have partnered to produce a new PET preform and closures solution for the operation of a cap on the neck of a PET bottle.

This collaboration combines Sipa's experience in the development of preforms, with that of Sacmi in the caps and closures marketplace. 

The proprietary solution is referred as the acronym S.U.P.E.R., and features a combination of preform neck finish and lightweight caps that "solve several key problems" associated with the operation of a cap on the neck of a PET bottle, with results "previously not thought possible." 297560-Sipa_SUPER_bottle_neck_1.jpg

S.U.P.E.R. stands for Sustainable, Unique, Productive, Easy, and Reliable.  

Here are some of the key features, according to the companies:

  • Sustainable. The closure will be lighter than the average of alternatives on the market today, reducing the processor's consumption of raw materials and energy.

  • Unique. This is a proprietary solution and is protected by patents.

  • Productive. The companies stated it reduces the time and cost of equipping production lines. When switching between containers for various types of products, including water, soft drinks, and aseptically filled drinks, very little modification is required to lines for either preforms or closures.

  • Easy. The positive LB angle, which means the leak angle is greater than the bridge-break angle, is a feature not available on the market today. This gives the perception of a closure that is very easy-to-open.

  • Reliable. The special tamper evidence system provides an immediate breakage of the security strip, rendering the bottle secure, with no risk of blow-off.

"What we have achieved has exceeded even our most optimistic expectations," the companies said in a joint statement. "We think it is the best way to differentiate our two companies from the pack, and to help us strive for excellence in a marketplace as competitive and complex as that of plastic bottles.

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