Tethered Caps

Tethered Caps

Tethered caps – caps which remain firmly attached to the bottle once it is opened and also during use – will become part of day-to-day life for consumers in the EU in approximately four years. This is due to an EU directive the aim of which is to reduce the number of caps which are discarded, littering nature. This may sound straightforward on paper, but it is presenting manufacturers with new challenges. ALPLA now presents its innovative solutions in the area of tethered caps.

Three ways to deal with the challenge

The Relax model

This model allows the consumer to fix the cap in one of three different positions on the bottleneck below the mouth after opening the bottle. Two bands are used to tether the cap to the packaging. The mouth and the bottleneck are clear through 360 degrees, as they are with untethered caps. This cap solutions is suitable for type 1881 and 1810 bottle mouths.

Our "Relax" closure can be used in three different ways:

Customer Benefits

Sustainable

  • Reduced littering
  • Closures and bottles are connected throughout the whole lifecycle

Modular

  • Suitable for many bottle sizes
  • Available for neck finishes 1881; 1810; 38/2starter

Simple and safe

  • Unscrew the closure, fix it and enjoy your drink as usual!

Use of existing filling line

  • No need to adapt the filling lines!
  • No additional investment at the filling location!

The Soul model

With this version, the cap can be bent back to an angle of approximately 160 degrees when opened and attached to the thread with a small pin. This fixing in place prevents the cap from springing back, allow the consumer to enjoy their drink undisturbed. This cap is available for bottle mouth type 1810.

Customer benefits

Sustainable

  • Reduced littering
  • Closures and bottles are connected throughout the whole lifecycle.

Modular

  • Suitable for many bottle sizes
  • Available for neck finishes 1810; 38/2starter

Simple and safe

  • Unscrew the closure, snap back and enjoy your drink as usual!

Use of existing filling line

  • No need to adapt the filling lines!
  • No additional investment at the filling location!

The Dance model

In this version, the closure cap remains connected to the closure ring on the bottle neck via a single band after opening. This means that it can be placed flexibly in the desired position next to the opening. This closure solution exists for the 1881 bottle mouth type and has a strap length of 15 millimeters.

Customer benefits

Sustainable

  • Reduced littering
  • Closures and bottles are connected throughout the whole lifecycle.

Modular

  • Suitable for many bottle sizes
  • Available for neck finish 1881-15 (15mm band length)

Simple and safe

  • Unscrew the closure, it will stay by the neck.

Use of existing filling line

  • No need to adapt the filling lines!
  • No additional investment at the filling location!