TIVA 2, a non-refillable closure with a tamper evidence ring, has been developed for the spirits bottles market by UCP, a Global Closure Systems business based in Scotland.

The ring, which is built into the top part of the body, breaks off if forced removal from the bottle is attempted, which GCS says leaves permanent evidence that is immediately visible by end use consumers.

“It is an ingenious design that reduces cost by using a lightweight method to transport the fitment inside the cap during transit until it reaches the capping head,” said GCS.

TIVA 2’s sealing capability comes from the patented UCP Flange design. The flange carries the valve in the shell and creates the seal on the glass after application, which provides a “seamless changeover” between TIVA 2 and a standard aluminium closure, according to GCS.

TIVA 2 uses the same controlled bore specification as used for the current TIVA products, GF908 glass finishes, which is one of the most common industry standards. It can be applied to a very wide range of bottle types at speeds of up to 600 bpm.

The production line for TIVA 2 has been designed to use a complex high speed camera validation and alignment system to ensure maximum precision and repeatability at each critical step of the production process, said GCS.

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