2-in-1 dispensing system

Aptar Food + Beverage introduces the PolkaLite closure paired with SimpliCycle valve technology. The company leveraged the benefits of two high-performance products, PolkaLite, a lighter version of the Polka closure (-1.3g), and the award-winning SimpliCycle recyclable valve with the intention to bring to manufacturers and consumers high levels of performance, convenience and sustainability in a closure that is reliable throughout the product life cycle.

PolkaLite is a recyclable closure (except for the liner), designed to use less raw materials. It not only helps brands in complying with packaging regulations and potentially achieve eco-taxes reduction, but it also appeals to environmentally conscious consumers who are committed to using products that are recyclable. PolkaLite, when paired with SimpliCycle, is a dispensing solution that is recyclable at the end of use, without compromising on performance, says the company. SimpliCycle, recently awarded the Best CSR/Sustainability Initiative at the World Food Innovation Awards ceremony in March 2021, is easily separated from the PET recycling stream and has the ability of being recycled with both PE and PP.

PolkaLite is designed to provide enhanced capping performance thanks to its optimum thread profile and the durable outer shape with less conicity. Consumers also benefit from a robust hinge and upgraded finger recess for a smoother grip plus the domed body deck and lower spout to avoid self-opening.

The SimpliCycle valve size (.500”) allows usage for chunks and thicker sauces, pastes and other ingredients. When used with acid-, oil- and fat-based products, the slitting of the valve remains consistent, making it ready-to-use in inverted dispensing systems, and reducing risk of leakage.

This ready-to-use solution is claimed to be easy to deploy for manufacturers. Also, by fitting different food products, even with chunks or with high level of viscosities, PolkaLite combined with SimpliCycle is easy to scale and supports manufacturer expansion in an e-commerce environment (final package needs to pass ISTA-6 protocol to comply).

Besides easy-to-open and close, this 2-in-1 solution also allows consumers to dispense precise doses of products time after time. A clean cut-off and tight valve minimises stringing, spurts and drops. In addition, a smooth and straight flow reduces the chance of leaks; altogether, providing a much more hygienic and pleasant experience. 

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