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SAVE 2.5 % on all NEW orders of shallow and deep skirt BLACK closures until May 15th!

Why only BLACK closures

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From now until May 15th, receive a 2.5% discount on all NEW orders of shallow and deep skirt BLACK closures when you order a minimum of 10,000 pieces.

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Why only BLACK closures? As a zero waste to landfill company, Pano Cap uses a closed loop system to capture clean waste (that never touches the floor) for grinding and reuse. This excess virgin resin is a variety of colours. We add black dye to the resin so that the final caps are a consistent, classic black.

Rest assured that closures produced with a percentage of this reground material meet all the quality standards you have come to expect from Pano Cap.

Why Now? We have an overstock of this reground material. ORDER NOW before our storerooms are empty again!

CONTACT US to order samples or for assistance choosing the right closure solution.

If you prefer coloured closures (at the regular price) check out our selection of colours.

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*Discount applies to all NEW orders of shallow and deep skirt BLACK closures when you order a minimum of 10,000 pieces.

 

7 People Died Along with Consumers’ Trust in the Safety of OTC Medication

Why Tamper Evident Packaging is Essential in Some Markets

Three of 14 sizes of Pano Cap Tamper Evident™ closures

 

The Birth of Tamper Evident Packaging

 

The tragic Chicago Tylenol murders, that took place in the fall of 1982, shook the confidence of American people in the Tylenol brand. The first person to die was twelve-year-old Mary Kellerman after she took an Extra-Strength Tylenol capsule. Six more people died before authorities determined that Tylenol sold in the Chicago area was the common factor. Testing the remaining pills in the victim’s Tylenol bottles revealed the presence of cyanide. Someone, who was never caught, had tampered with the packaging!

Pano Cap Child Resistant Closures

Johnson & Johnson acted quickly and compassionately, warning residents in the Chicago area about the possible

contamination of recently purchased Tylenol products and recalling what was on store shelves. In the short term, their share in the analgesic market crumbled from 35% to 8%.

How would they ever restore people’s trust in their pain relievers?

Rebuilding consumer confidence required destroying 22 million bottles of Tylenol capsules and developing the first tamper resistant packaging with three layers of protection (sealed box, shrink wrap around the closure, and a sealed liner). This also led to the development of the first-ever Child Resistant Cap—which has saved many lives over the years.

 

Pano Cap’s Answer to the Need for Tamper Resistant Packaging

 

It was in this climate of consumer fear and new government regulations, that Pano cap created the first Tamper Evident (TE) closure in 1983 as a way for companies to reassure customers that their products were safe and secure.

Tamper Evident packaging is a regulatory requirement for supplements, some nutraceuticals, medications and other pharmaceuticals. Tamper resistant packaging, including Tamper Evident closures, are often used for food or beverages such as sports drinks, coconut oil, salad dressing, Nutrition Powders, and juice. In addition, many third-party logistics companies require Tamper Evident packaging to ensure courier shipping remains intact.

Pano Cap’s innovative Tamper Evident™ closures include a perforated plastic band that is manufactured as part of the closure. There is no doubt when the seal has been broken and the seal can’t be reproduced. Paired with heat induction sealed liners (with or without easy-lift tabs) they ensure that consumers can trust your products.

Benefits of Pano Cap’s Tamper Evident™ Closures:

During our long history of manufacturing these specialized caps, Pano Cap has developed North America’s largest selection of Tamper Evident™ Closures.

  1. Tamper Evident™ caps and lids deter opening products before purchase
  2. They prevent removing or poisoning products
  3. Improve closure strength during shipping
  4. Together with the induction liner, they offer two levels of protection
  5. Provide clear evidence of tampering.

We offer a variety of features:

  • 14 different Tamper Evident™ closure diameters
  • 2-thread start, 3-thread start, PCO, and 400 finish options
  • Sidewalls with fine ribs or coarse ribs
  • Shallow and deep skirt options
  • Flat seal, plug seal, lip seal, V-seal
  • Drop ring, Single Band or Double Band protection

See our complete selection of Tamper Evident™ Closures.

With our in-house design and development capability, Pano Cap can also manufacture a custom solution to help you create tamper resistant packaging that will give consumers confidence in your products.

CONTACT US to order samples or for assistance choosing the right closure solution.

NEW PRODUCT: Introducing 3 New Smooth Wall Closures!

Are these the right closures for your products?

Three New Smooth Wall Closures

 

With our in-house design and development capability, Pano Cap can manufacture new products to meet market needs. Our new 120mm Deep Skirt smooth wall closure with standard 400 thread finish is an excellent choice for nutraceuticals, powders and personal care products.  The closure’s smooth, polished top and sides make your package a pleasure to open every time. A top ring prevents your coloured closure from getting scratched during lining.

Spring of 2019, we will offer new 89mm and 110mm shallow skirt smooth closures to complement the 120mm deep skirt smooth. Perfect for all brand categories. The 89mm and 110mm shallow also feature a top ring that prevents scuffing withc coloured closures.

Vented hex tab liners (pictured) are recommended for the 120mm deep skirt smooth wall closure.  Also available in a round cut liner or tri-tab cut liner.  There are a wide variety of liner options available.  The 89mm and 110mm shallow skirt smooth can be lined with a round our tri-tab cut liner. Let us help you choose the correct liner and liner cut for your closure.

You can order 120mm deep skirt smooth wall, 89mm shallow skirt smooth wall and 110mm shallow skirt smooth wall closures in a selection of stock colours or have your custom colour matched.  We offer low minimum order quantities (MOQ).  All three sizes come with 24 boxes per pallet. Each pallet of 120 mm Deep Skirt Smooth Wall closures contains 5,760 caps, 110 mm has 8,500 caps/pallet, and the 89 mm 13,800 caps/pallet.

 

CONTACT US to order samples or for assistance choosing the right closure for your products.

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How Scrap Plastic Becomes Useful Post Consumer Resin

The plastic recycling industry hasn’t always been widely accepted. This is often because early recyclers paid little attention to quality control, contamination, and durability of their products. However, Pano Cap has found KW Plastics in Troy, Alabama to be a manufacturer of high-quality recycled resins. KW Plastics is the world’s largest plastics recycler and post-consumer resin (PCR) supplier for High-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). We are pleased to offer their KWR 621 FDA to our customers for environmentally friendly PCR closures.

In 2013 KW Plastics received a letter of no objection (LONO) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for the recycling process to produce post-consumer PP. The resin, commercially referred to as KWR 621 FDA, is a food-grade PP resin and has been approved for levels up to 100%.

The source material used in KWR 621 FDA is strictly controlled. It is derived from post-consumer rigid packaging items that have been diverted from landfill and recycled—such as yogurt and cottage cheese containers.

After it is delivered to KW Plastics the recycled plastic is inspected. It is then ground, washed, and stored in flake form. Subsequently, it is extruded into pelletized form and transferred to 200,000 lb blending silos where it is assigned a lot number.

To ensure impurities don’t get into the PCR, after the post-consumer scrap is washed, it is extruded through vacuum-vented extruders that have been outfitted with state of the art Ettlinger Melt Filtration Systems that can filter to 200-microns. The resulting resin pellets are light gray in colour with some minor aesthetic surface imperfections such as specs or color swirls.

Through creative packaging design, the resulting plastic can be enhanced with darker pigments or the existing colour and variations can be a featured as a benefit to environmentally conscious consumers. As well, when light colors are required, smaller amounts of PCR can be blended with virgin PP.

KW Plastics reports that PCR is popular for personal care packaging such as: caps, closures, tubs, lids, razor handles, tubes, toothbrush handles, etc. Pano Cap has successfully manufactured containers and lids manufactured from 100% PCR material for Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics an international cosmetic manufacturer and retailer.

Contact Pano Cap to discuss using PCR in your next sustainable closure project. We can help you decide on the right mix of virgin materials to PCR, colour, and other specifications.

Committed to minimizing our environmental impact, Pano Cap is a zero waste to landfill company. Our closed loop system reuses all reground materials and recent plant improvements have reduced our carbon footprint. Read about Pano Cap’s commitment to the environment.

 

October 2018 Tradeshows

October was a busy month for Pano Cap, we took part in Pack Expo and NACD Chicago. It was a great success and it opened doors for discussion on our customers’ unique requirements and on Pano’s capabilities & newest innovations. We appreciate all the comments, queries, interest and the general support you expressed for Pano Cap. We would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by our booth.