Nestlé utilizes a sports cap with innovative tamper-evident band.
Nestlé has chosen a new cap for its European water brands. Astra
Plastique has developed Picasso, a high tech custom tri-color flip-top sports
closure with a translucent polypropylene body incorporating an innovative
integral tamper evident band, which remains within the closure after opening.
Astra Plastique has patented the integral tamper-evident
band which is completely inaccessible and therefore inviolable, even with an
external tool. The translucent material for the closure body and flip-top
allows a clear view of the color-contrasted tamper evident band; when the
flip-top is pushed open for the first time the band’s bridges break
automatically, the lower section then drops to the base of the spout and is
retained there as permanent evidence of opening. A significant benefit of this
tamper-evident design is that no separate strip of plastic is thrown away, a
concept in line with the environmental policies of Global Closure Systems (http://www.gcs.com/)
Picasso also features a double hinge, which enables the
flip-top to open easily to 180°, holding it in that position for a more
comfortable drinking experience. The flip-top closes with a positive click to
ensure a full seal.
Picasso is produced both with and without a silicone valve
for maximum versatility, a concept mastered by the GCS Group in the beverage
and other markets. With the valved flip-top open, the bottle can be safely
tipped upside down without spills or leaks making it ideal for the playground,
at work or on the move and the silicone valve provides the cleanest, easiest
and most convenient drinking facility of all sports caps.