*Held each year in a different location as part of a packaging trade fair, the WorldStar Packaging Awards is sponsored by the Swedish-based World Packaging Organisation (WPO). *
The WPO provides a jury with 22 representatives from the WPO as well as one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation. Bericap was entitled to participate in this year’s WorldStar tender as had received two awards from the French Packaging Institute last year.
At the start of 2007 Bericap introduced its SuperShorty closure system suitable to the short neck PCO 1881 which the company claims helps protect the environment by reducing the usage of non-renewable resources. SuperShorty closure system also aims to save costs without compromising safety and security. It was this winning combination that convinced the jury of the WPO to award the Bericap closure system SuperShorty.
A change from PCO 1810 to PCO 1881 reduces the weight of the entire package and in case of a CSD package the neck weight is reduced from 5.05g to 3.82g. The total weight saving adds up to more than 2g for neck and closure.
The design of the SuperShorty Crown and the SuperShorty CSD ensures safe venting on 2.5 litre bottles filled with up to 4.5 Vol% CO2. Even unscrewing the closure with excessive speed showed no blow-off problem. All SuperShorty variants are equipped with the well proven DoubleSeal system for safe sealing even under hot climate conditions.
Furthermore the SuperShorty product range has been extended with SuperShorty Eco as a low weight alternative to SuperShorty CSD for carbonated water and carbonated drinks. SuperShorty Still for still drinks and variants for aseptic and for hot fill application complete the product program. In addition SuperShorty has been perfected to ensure proper rinsing after wet and dry decontamination in aseptic filling lines.
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