Berry Global has unveiled a new 55mm closure for sauce bottles that is over 20% lighter than the previous version while reportedly offering the same performance and consumer convenience.

According to Berry, the new lightweight food closure provides valuable weight savings to minimise material usage. The company claims that the 20% weight reduction represents a significant saving compared with other closures currently available.

The closure is apparently suitable for a variety of ketchups and sauces. For maximum flexibility, Berry says it can be adapted to suit different neck finishes and specified with a choice of orifice configurations to meet the dispensing requirements of different products.

In addition, Berry explains that the valve offers clean, no-spill dispensing for sauces, while the open and star-orifice have been developed for high-viscosity products such as mayonnaise. The company adds that a TPE valve is also available, which is reportedly RecyClass approved as a more recyclable option than a traditional silicon version.

Berry concludes that its new food closure offers a lightweight solution without compromising on overall performance and consumer convenience.

Matthias Hammersen, sales director food market at Berry Global Consumer Packaging International, comments: “We recognise that customers wish to take every step possible to minimise the environmental impact of their packaging, but crucially this cannot be at the expense of its overall functionality.

“This is particularly true for food packaging, where hygiene, safety and convenience are all part of the overall consumer experience.

“With its lighter weight but still robust construction and enhanced recyclability, our new closure has been developed to meet these requirements.”

Last year, Berry announced a new 100% polypropylene (PP) closure for sauce bottles with an extended narrow spout for control and accuracy during dispensing, which also offers a lightweight solution with material savings.