Smurfit Kappa Launches Vitop Blue Tap for Bag-in-Box Cleaning Products

Smurfit Kappa, an innovator in European bag-in-box packaging, unveiled its newest Vitop tap, Vitop Blue, for bag-in-box cleaning products, including detergents, soaps, and sanitizers. The new Vitop Blue tap was first introduced for hand sanitizer packaging, one of the most sought-after products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vitop Blue tap for bag-in-box packaging
The Vitop Blue tap is the newest addition to Vitop's bag-in-box closures. Image courtesy Smurfit Kappa.

Vitop is a provider of bag-in-box closures with more than 5 billion taps sold. The new product is the latest addition to its flagship range of bag-in-box Vitop Original taps that are used in multiple markets, including wine, juices, water, and olive oil.

“The development of this new tap is a fantastic achievement, as it not only responds to an immediate and urgent sanitary need, but is also a great product innovation,” said Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Vitop. “It shows once again that Smurfit Kappa is continuously working on improving and developing new products to offer innovative, reliable, and high-quality solutions to its customers.”

Although more testing will be undertaken to ensure compatibility with a range of hand sanitizers and other cleaning products, bag-in-box packaging is a promising solution because of the variety of sizes available and its flexibility — it can be used either by the end-consumer or as a refill solution, said Smurfit Kappa.

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