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Smurfit Kappa's Vitop develops innovative new Delta tap

Chemicals, Industrial, Primary Packaging, Dispensing Closures, Taps, Plastic

Smurfit Kappa’s Vitop® company, leading producer of Bag-in-Box® taps and connectors, has launched an innovative new tap for high density products such as detergent, chemicals and oils.

The Delta tap, which holds a worldwide patent, has been designed to permit air to enter without requiring an extra air fitting and can be screwed on to rigid plastic packaging.

Thanks to its inbuilt ‘no return valve’, the Delta tap prevents leakage. If external pressure is applied to the rigid container during pouring, an inner ball shuts air entry and prevents liquid from escaping. A measuring cap can be placed on the Delta tap to avoid any additional product wastage.

Furthermore, the Delta tap is spring-free, improving recyclability and the reduced number of components has made it more economical.

“This innovative new Delta Tap is another step forward for Vitop®. Its clever design can contribute to the overall improvement of a packaging design to better fit the customer’s requirements,” said Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Vitop®.

The Vitop® tap occupies the No. 1 position in the world for wine taps and has revolutionised the Bag-in-Box® system.

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  • Innovation
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  • Modified 17 Oct 2018
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