Plastic materials – why?
The fact that plastics have prevailed worldwide as a packaging material is no accident. For they offer a whole range of unbeatable material properties – especially for beverage and food products.
In which direction is the packaging market currently heading? Which political and social developments will we be faced with when it comes to the use of plastics? Obviously no-one can look into the future, particularly in turbulent times such as these, which is why we at Krones prefer to concentrate on what we do well: Developing sound strategies for a range of packaging scenarios – and using them to derive tangible solutions for our customers.
According to a legislative proposal of the European Commission, caps will have to remain firmly attached to PET bottles, even after opening. In a cooperation with Aptar, Krones packaging experts developed the FlipLid: a novel capping system which permanently attaches the cap to the bottle – and thereby exactly meets the requirement of the European Commission.
EU Directive 2019/204 - what do I need to know?
We have prepared the most important information about tethered caps for you in a free-of-charge whitepaper.