Neopac launches recyclable HDPE flip-top cap for tubes

October 2, 2020

Hoffmann Neopac (Oberdiessbach, Switzerland) launched fully recyclable polyethylene-based tubes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flip-top caps.

Hoffmann Neopac (Oberdiessbach, Switzerland) launched fully recyclable polyethylene-based tubes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flip-top caps. The mono-material tube + cap combination overcomes a functionality hurdle for hinged caps, which are made predominantly from less recyclable polypropylene (PP) materials. Now, the whole cap is composed of a single material family. It is also available in screw-top formats, so they work for health & beauty, food, and pharmaceutical packaging applications.

“Achieved in collaboration with a long-time supplier, the new HDPE flip-top caps overcome the last hurdle to fully recyclable tube packaging, namely the ability to form functional closures from the same material as the tube body and shoulder,” said Simon Böhlen, development engineer for Neopac, in a press release. “Health and beauty, food, and pharmaceuticals brands can now assure their increasingly sustainability-conscious customers that the packaging in which their products are housed has the lowest-possible environmental impact, as we move toward a fully circular packaging economy.”

Neopac is also launching a comprehensive portfolio of PE screw caps. Manufactured entirely in-house, the screw caps are available in diameters of 16 - 40mm. The full PE cap range is commercially available for all Neopac’s PE, COEX, EcoDesign, or Polyfoil Range. Starting November 2020, the new flip-top cap will be available as stock solutions with the new printing service DigitAll360°.