Zoppas Industries Group’s SIPA partnered with fellow Italian company Sacmi to combine their experience and expertise for the development of a new PET pre-form and closure project. The new solution features a combination of a pre-form neck finish and lightweighted cap that solves several key problems associated with the operation of a cap on the neck of a PET bottle, the companies say. The companies use the acronym S.U.P.E.R. to describe the five key benefits of the solution: sustainable, unique, productive, easy and reliable. Sustainable describes that the closure will be lighter than the average alternatives and reduces the processor’s consumption of raw materials and energy; unique describes the proprietary solution; productive explains that it reduces the time and cost of equipping production when switching between containers for various types of products because minimal modification is required for both pre-forms or closures; easy helps describe that the solution provides the consumer with a bottle that is easy to open; and reliable explains the special tamper evidence system that provides immediate breakage of the security strip, rendering the bottle secure with no risk of blow-off, the companies say. The solution also features a positive LB angle, with the leak angle greater than the bridge-beak angle, they add.