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Silgan’s new KS2 Closure for HOD Water Bottles

Silgan’s new KS2 Closure for HOD Water Bottles

New Water-Bottle Closure Features a Flow-in Liner, Pierceable Shell and Crack-Resistant Material Silgan Closures, a leader in manufacturing metal, composite and plastic closures, has launched its new one-piece 55 mm KS2 plastic closure for five-gallon and three-gallon...

Silgan Creamer Closure Featured in Packaging Technology Today

Silgan Creamer Closure Featured in Packaging Technology Today

Silgan Closures was excited to learn that Packaging Technology Today released an article on their blog highlighting our new creamer closures. This polypropylene cap is part of our line of flip-top creamer closures which sports and elegant look and feel with a...

Silgan Cap-on-Bottle Inspection System in Packaging Technology Today

Silgan Cap-on-Bottle Inspection System in Packaging Technology Today

In a feature story in Packaging Technology Today about capping and sealing, the author, Liz Cuneo, discussed some of the breakthrough innovations to protect food products. The article, New Materials and Technologies in Capping and Sealing Assist Brands in Achieving...

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A Guide to Troubleshooting Metal Lug Caps

A Guide to Troubleshooting Metal Lug Caps

A Practical Guide to Troubleshooting the Application of Metal Lug Caps Lug caps are a type of metal cap used to seal glass bottles and jars, using a unique threading system. Rather than having a continuous thread, these caps have lugs–angled metal tabs positioned on...

Get Smart About Food and Beverage Packaging for E-Commerce

Get Smart About Food and Beverage Packaging for E-Commerce

The e-commerce distribution cycle of food and beverage products is vastly different than the traditional distribution cycle for shipping directly to stores. Here, we break it down for you by using a jar of pasta sauce as an example. Traditional Distribution Cycle (4...

Plastic Closures: Injection vs Compression – What Will You Choose?

Plastic Closures: Injection vs Compression – What Will You Choose?

Both compression and injection molding come with pros and cons. But how do you know which manufacturing process better suits your food and beverage closure design? There are many factors from the size of the cap to your desired lead time that can make or break your...

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Silgan Cap-on-Bottle Inspection System in Packaging Technology Today

Silgan Cap-on-Bottle Inspection System in Packaging Technology Today

In a feature story in Packaging Technology Today about capping and sealing, the author, Liz Cuneo, discussed some of the breakthrough innovations to protect food products. The article, New Materials and Technologies in Capping and Sealing Assist Brands in Achieving...

A Recap: Silgan Exhibits at ProFood Tech 2019 in Chicago, IL

A Recap: Silgan Exhibits at ProFood Tech 2019 in Chicago, IL

From March 26-28, Silgan joined 400 other companies in Chicago at ProFood Tech, the premier food and beverage processing event in North America. This biennial event recorded more than 4,000 attendees this year, all looking to explore the latest trends, innovations,...

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A Recap: Silgan Exhibits at ProFood Tech 2019 in Chicago, IL

A Recap: Silgan Exhibits at ProFood Tech 2019 in Chicago, IL

From March 26-28, Silgan joined 400 other companies in Chicago at ProFood Tech, the premier food and beverage processing event in North America. This biennial event recorded more than 4,000 attendees this year, all looking to explore the latest trends, innovations,...

Silgan Team Walks in Relay for Life to Put a Cap on Cancer

Silgan Team Walks in Relay for Life to Put a Cap on Cancer

Silgan's "Put a Cap on Cancer" initiative returns in 2019 with the company's participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Champaign, IL. This is the second year in a row that the Silgan team has entered this important fundraising event. Last year,...

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Three Trending Developments in Plastic Closures in 2018

Three Trending Developments in Plastic Closures in 2018

Silgan Closures is excited to discuss a few new innovative developments in plastic closures that are currently underway. Silgan Closures delivers new technologies based on consumer and industry needs in food and beverage packaging. Gable Tops with Silgan ELC30E...

Silgan Closures Announces ELC Gable Top for Fitment Screw Caps

Silgan Closures Announces ELC Gable Top for Fitment Screw Caps

Silgan Closures is pleased to announce the availability of ELC gable top caps for cartons of all formats and sizes from 28 to 35 mm. In a recent focus group, consumers preferred the drop down tamper evidence feature. ELC provides a fitment that eliminates the pull...

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