Aptar Closures 01.03.24

Aptar Closures has announced a new e-commerce-capable locking disc top closure which is reportedly fully recyclable when paired with a PE or PET bottle. The Future Disc Top closure is the first in a series of three disc top dispensing solutions the company will introduce globally this year for beauty, personal care and home care applications.

Designed with e-commerce in mind, Future Disc Top incorporates a locking/unlocking ring that ensures it remains secure during transit and minimizes potential breakage or leaks. The closure is apparently Amazon ISTA-6 compliant, signifying it can withstand transport hazards normally encountered during handling and transportation.

According to Aptar Closures, the closure is comprised of 100% polyethylene (PE) and is fully recyclable when paired with PE and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Versions of the closure produced with post-consumer recyclable (PCR) content are also available. The company adds that Future Disc Top has achieved a Class A rating from the EU’s RecyClass sustainability validation organization and is certified by Cyclos-HTP, the Institute for Recyclability and Product Responsibility in Europe.

Aptar Closures 2 01.03.24

“Beauty and personal care products are among the fastest-growing categories in e-commerce, and we are committed to leveraging our passion and expertise to develop innovative packaging solutions that align with market demands while furthering sustainability,” said Virginia Murray, vice president of generating demand at Aptar Closures. “Our Future Disc Top is just one of several strategic additions to our expanding e-commerce portfolio that aims to provide our brand partners with a superior packaging experience that exceeds the expectations of consumers.”

In January, Aptar Closures revealed its SimpliCycle line of fully recyclable flow control valves for applications including condiments and sauces, aiming to achieve mechanical recyclability while ensuring hygienic and precise product dispensing.

Last year, Blue Ocean Closures partnered with Stora Enso and AISA to create what claims to be the first paperboard tube with a fibre-based closure, apparently consisting of over 85% fibres. The concept aims to reduce the amount of plastic used in tube packaging and facilitate an increase in renewable content instead.

If you liked this story, you might also enjoy:

The Brief: How viable is biorecycling for plastics?

Report: How the top brands are progressing on packaging sustainability

The Brief: Using ocean-bound plastic in packaging – how, why and should we?

Sustainable Packaging Summit: Is the world on track to tackle plastic pollution? Reflecting on five years of the Global Commitment