Brau Beviale Preview


A new force in closures unveiled at Brau Beviale

08.09.2014 | Brau Beviale will see the European exhibition début of the new Silgan Closures business, which offers customers the most comprehensive choice of metal and plastic closures for food and drink packaging.

Brau Beviale Preview, Silgan Closures, Hall 4, Stand 4 -108

Highlights on the stand will include the latest developments in sports closures and carton fitments from Silgan Plastic Closures Europe and examples of Silgan White Cap’s bespoke design and printing service for customised metal caps.

Silgan Closures was formed following Silgan’s acquisition of Portola Packaging in 2013.  The new business has expanded Silgan’s capabilities in plastic closures to complement its established market leadership in metal closures, enabling the company to offer customers a complete solution to meet all their packaging requirements. 

The Brau Beviale stand will showcase the full range of plastic closures including flat caps, sports and water varieties and carton fitments, with enhancements such as aseptic and hot filling, and oxygen scavenging capabilities, and a choice of decoration options.  Metal closures on display will include versions for non-carbonated beverages and foods packed in glass or plastic containers, with aseptic, hot fill, pasteurisation and retort options.  The stand will also demonstrate Silgan White Cap’s Total System Approach, which as well as tailoring the right closure for a specific customer application includes the supply of the appropriate sealing equipment along with full technical and sales support.

New plastic closures from Silgan Plastic Closures Europe will include a large bore non-membrane gable top carton fitment, which combines one step opening with a reliable tear band function and is suitable for 1.75 litre gable top panels or greater.  Another new development is the 5 Gallon Flow Seal cap specifically designed for the HOD and water cooler market.  Ergonomically designed, the new closure has a flow in liner designed to improve the trippage of the bottle, while its patented flow in technology is more forgiving of neck finishes that are slightly damaged.  A further special feature is its easy tear off band.

As well as its wide range of metal closures, Silgan White Cap will demonstrate the benefits of its Litho Design Service, an integrated printing facility that takes customer designs from concept to production in order to ensure that final artwork is accurately adapted to each closure type and diameter.  Working closely with customers and their nominated agencies, Silgan’s specialists can advise on the best approach to achieve the required design, offering customers potential cost savings, for example by reducing the number of colours required in the final printing process.

The stand will also highlight the range of decoration options available for full personalisation of a closure, including multi-colour printing, speciality inks and coatings, matt and gloss finishes and shaping features.

Silgan Closures

With eighteen manufacturing facilities in Europe, North and South America and in Asia, Silgan Closures is a leading worldwide manufacturer of metal, plastic and composite closures for oxygen sensitive, vacuum packaged and aseptically packaged food products and still beverages. Silgan Closures is part of the Closures division of Silgan Holdings Inc.

 Gerry Mavin

Commercial Director - Plastic Closures, Silgan Plastic Closures Europe

3 Carriage Drive
White Rose Way

 +44 (0)1302 552410

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