TriMas Packaging expanded its caps portfolio with the acquisition of Affaba & Ferrari’s tethered cap solutions. Tethered caps — caps that remain firmly attached to the bottle after opening and during use — are designed to meet the new European Union (EU) 2024 directive to reduce the number of discarded plastic closures in nature. Tethered cap closures that are permanently attached to disposable beverage containers, including composite packaging such as beverage cartons with a volume of up to three 3 liters, are easier to recycle, the company says. The aim is to recycle the caps together with the containers and prevent littering of the environment caused by discarded caps, marking another step in sustainability for the beverage industry. Noting that more directives like those being adopted by the EU are expected, the company will expand its products globally. Among its offerings are aseptic caps for juices, dairy products and sport isotonic/energy drinks, as well as tamper-evident, child-proof, flex-spout and caps and closures for use in the food and beverage industry. The tethered caps for aseptic beverages soon will be part of TriMas’s portfolio of closure solutions.

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