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Astra Makes Challenger Flip-Top Sports Cap

With the demand for sports caps evolving continuously, Astra Plastique has relaunched its bi-colour 28mm PCO Challenger flip-top sports closure with an innovative translucent polypropylene body available in an exciting range of trendy colours to meet the increasingly challenging requirements of the volume beverage market.The closure design has a more modern edge to highlight the visibility of the cap structure with the use of translucent material. Astra Plastique’s R & D team developed a specific resin for this application overcoming the technical production requirements of the translucent material and the new design offers a more sustainable option due to the successful lightweighting of the closure in keeping with the Group’s Environment and Sustainability policy. The two-piece design lends itself to customizing by contrasting the highly appealing base and spout colours for product differentiation and premium market positioning. Held on a flexible hinge the flip-top is easily opened via the large thumb recess and, with no separate overcap to cause a choking hazard, the closure meets the European regulations for child safety. Organoleptic HDPE is used for the drinking spout to provide a more pleasant feel to the mouth with the rate of flow controlled by an integrally moulded anti-splash plug.

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