The global trend of standardising and striving for uniformity in respect of design of product is swift becoming a necessity, particularly in plastic manufacturing worldwide. This trend allows speedier turn around on product to market, shorter lead-time for business-to-business customers and also presents more flexibility within ranges of products.
Local motor oil companies are aligning themselves with their global counterparts by standardising their packaging and closures and in response to and in keeping with global market trends in the automotive closures sector, Astrapak’s introduction of an innovative 40mm closure involving new technology and lightweight design is particularly welcomed by this market sector.
The market’s decision to move towards 40mm closures on mostly motor oil industry offers a variety of features for the automotive customer such as faster filling in the filling process, and standardisation between product ranges. Astrapak has once again embraced this opportunity and have met the need with their product solution.
Already well entrenched in supply to the automotive oil industry, Astrapak offers a diverse array of automotive closures in sizes ranging from 28mm through to 52mm, which are available with a variety of sealing configurations and petrochemical capabilities. The sealing of the closures are done in-house with the insertion of the various wads done on the production line.
Astrapak offers different formats for various applications used for gear oil, motor oil and brake fluid. The gear oil product line for example offers a spout, whereas other applications might just need the closure. In some instances, a full product kit is supplied. This is made up of the bottle, visi stripe, spout and cap, and labelling; therefore offering a complete branded packaging solution.
Closure innovation is carried through in Astrapak’s offering of decoration capabilities. Customisation comes in the form of innovative tamper evident systems, while the interchangeable insert makes provision for unique branding offerings being possible in various closures.
Astrapak is perfectly geared for the shift in market trends and with the moulds already in place, 40mm closure manufacture is readily available meaning supply of the brand new 40mm closure is a quick process to reach the market.