Lightweight closure for water and carbonated drink

Global Closure Systems launches a new standard closure for the water and carbonated market with a lightweight 26mm neck finish solution which provides the highest levels of performance and also safety to the consumers.

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Global Closure Systems launches a new standard closure for the water and carbonated market with a lightweight 26mm neck finish solution which provides the highest levels of performance and also safety to the consumers. The Beverage market is highly standardised and is moving faster and faster towards further light weighting. The objective of Gravity II is to provide an inter-changeable solution by offering a single thread closure while maintaining the same overall finish dimensions as the three thread 26/22 (GME 30.28) and allowing a simple customer line conversion. Developed for both flat and carbonated water products, Gravity II is also a lightweight finish solution in its own right, with 2.05g against 3.85g for a PCO-1881 finish, and is 45% lighter than a PCO-16 finish. Gravity II has been designed to ensure safety for consumers. Following a traditional manual opening performance testing and mechanical simulation of closure opening using industry standard equipment (Opening Performance Tester) under controlled conditions, the closure displayed excellent safe venting with no blow off to meet the industry’s requirements.   A pioneer on the market, Gravity II is on the way to being approved by the International Technical Centre for Bottling and related Packaging (CETIE) to be an industry standard. Indeed, CETIE has taken on board the new GCS 26/22 single thread neck finish (ref. GME 30-38) as a new standard closure, for medium carbonated products up to 7g/L CO2.   Produced by Obrist Italy, a GCS’ plant, Gravity II has already been selected by Refresco and other major companies.

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