Hoffer Plastics (hofferplastics.com) is launching two new innovative closures for flexible pouch packaging. The closures each offer significant advancements and benefits in terms of manufacturing compatibility, industry applications, product safety, tamper evidence and seal integrity.
The first new product, Tether Lok™, leverages Hoffer’s successful Trust-T-Lok™ basic design and properties, but goes a lot further. Tether Lok™ is a one-piece spout and neck fitment, ready to be installed on pre-formed flexible pouches. The real benefit is the tethered, flip-top design of the cap closure, the perfect solution for on-the-go usage and consumption.
The tethered top eliminates the frustration of lost or misplaced caps, product spillage and waste, and the potential for product safety and spoilage issues. “Tether Lok™ represents a real advancement in convenience, product quality and product safety,” says Alex Hoffer, Vice President of Sales and Operations. “In applications from baby food to functional beverages to condiments, consumers will love that they can open, enjoy, and easily re-close the product with one hand.” Tether Lok™ is molded using a proprietary resin that offers excellent sealing properties, multiple color options, and is environmentally friendly.
The second closure in the new Hoffer lineup is Drop Lok P20™. This closure is a new member of the popular Hoffer Drop Lok™ line of threaded, screw-top caps that are commonly used across almost every industry: food and beverages, personal care, automotive, household, and many others. This latest addition to the Drop Lok™ line is a 20mm diameter size, designed specifically for compatibility with flexible pouch packages. Consumers who prefer a traditional screw-top design can now find many of their favorite pouched products with this familiar, easy to use closure. Drop Lok P20™ also offers superior tamper evidence, superior seal integrity, and is available in a wide range colors and FDA sanctioned resins (including clear and environmentally friendly choices).
“Our two new closures were designed to provide convenience and enhanced safety benefits for consumers,” says James Harris, Director of Engineering. “But we’re equally excited that both Tether Lok™ and Drop Lok P20™ offer significant manufacturing benefits and growth opportunities for our customer partners.”