Every product is different. This is especially true when it comes to packages stored in sealed containers. Depending on the nature of the product and the type of container, there are a lot of things to consider. Understanding the different types of closures for packages is essential to making an informed choice. A properly sealed package ensures product freshness as well as safety for the customers by ensuring the product stays properly sealed.
Continuous Thread Closures
Continuous thread closures—the least snug of them all, and also one of the most popular and varied closures. Continuous thread closures come in many shapes and sizes. They can have features such as tamper-evident and childproofing seals. Since this type of closure is so familiar, almost all containers are made for it. Their claim to fame is a thread, like how a screw threads into a fixture. This creates a reliable seal that will keep the product fresh. They also come in a lot of material options to ensure manufacturers get the best closure option for their products.
Tamper Evident Closures
One of the most popular varieties of closure is a tamper-evident seal. This is a fantastic safety feature for any product that’ll be ingested or applied epidermically. There are a lot of different ways to tamper seal a product. Commonly drinkable items feature an aluminum tab under the cap. Other bottled items may have different types of sealed caps, which break once opened and become easy to identity. Soft drink bottles typically feature a ring that cracks lose, while larger jugs of the beverage have a pull cord that seals the cap onto the bottle.
Child Resistant Closures
Kids are easily one of the biggest reasons to pay attention to the different types of closures for packages. To stay ahead of any potential liabilities, manufacturers must ensure steps were taken to keep their product out of the wrong hands. A child-resistant closure helps keep children away from accessing materials and goods which may be dangerous or inappropriate for them. Often these closures feature additional motions or a degree of strength not possible for a child. The familiar press- and-twist model found on any medicine bottle is a common and effective variety of this type of closure. Both varieties can be made of plastics as well as tin to best fit the style of the container and the nature of its contents.
For bottles that need frequent use, a T-top closure can be very efficient. For instance, bartenders access a variety of spirits throughout their workday; wasting time on unscrewing a cap wouldn’t fit with their profession. T-tops function more like a cork with a cap-shaped top for easy grip. Simply pop the closure out to pour and pop it right back in again. Other specialty cork style closures are also available on the market, such as pouring valves for mix ingredients (such as syrups).