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Europe: Green BericapValve wins packaging award

Bericap’s BericapValve has won Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Award 2020 in the Recyclable Packaging category, beating five finalists.

The award recognizes and awards the major sustainability impact behind the small visible change to a 100 % silicone-free valve.

Unlike conventional silicone valves, the unit is made of TPE and does not contaminate the recycling stream with silicone.

Its recyclability is reportedly top-rated and certified according to top-class institute standards such as bifa Umweltinstitut and Fraunhofer.

Considering the entire recycling process, the company eliminated a weak spot that negatively impacts the whole cycle: the contamination of the PET material by silicone valves.

It created BericapValve, which is made of TPE that recycles within the HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and PP (polypropylene) recycling stream without contaminating it while possessing the same properties as conventional valves.

The product is available in Bericap’s range of food closures and fits all common neck and standard flip-top closures.

It can be utilized for sweet, sour and fat-containing products and ensures exact and clean dispensing.

It is a sustainable alternative to conventional silicone valves that are currently used predominantly for ketchup, mayonnaise and other spreadables.

The valve can be adjusted in material hardness and cutting geometry to any squeezable product.

It is suitable for bottom-down or bottom-up usage.