“Opening the previous closure left the mouth of the bottle completely opened, and pouring just one or two tablets from that large opening was difficult,” says Paul Przybyla, business manager for Deerfield, IL-based NSI Sweeteners, Inc., the owner of the Necta Sweet brand. “The Flapper cap opens half way and it has a small lip that slows the tablets down as they’re dispensed. It makes it much easier to dispense the small number of tablets that people typically use.”
Also an improvement, especially to seniors with limited manual dexterity, is the lift-and-peel flap on the induction-sealed TE foil liner. “It’s easier to grasp and lift as opposed to cutting through the other types of seals,” says Przybyla. He adds that the new closure is priced about the same as the one it replaced.
Berlin Packaging, a Weatherchem distributor, supplies the injection-molded polypropylene cap and the PET bottle. Richmark Label prints the paper label flexo in four colors. —Pat Reynolds