Global Closure Systems Innovates with New Anti-Counterfeit Closure

Monday, Apr 27, 2015

UCP, one of Global Closure Systems’ (GCS) plants in the UK, launches TIVA® 2 into the Spirits market, a new high quality security standard closure that does not compromise performance for cost.

TIVA® 2 is a non-refillable closure that has a clever tamper evidence ring built into the top part of the body. The ring breaks off if forced removal from the bottle is attempted leaving permanent evidence - 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.

This product also has impressive sealing capability due to patented UCP Flange design. The flange carries the TIVA® 2 valve in the shell and creates the seal on the glass after application, hence a seamless changeover between TIVA® 2 and a standard aluminium closure.

Moreover 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. TIVA® 2 can be applied to a very wide range of bottle types at speeds of up to 600 bpm. Indeed, the TIVA® 2 production line, thanks to GCS’ recent investment, 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.

TIVA® 2 provides a smooth pour to meet the demands of the bartenders, who prefer a sub 75 second time to empty a 70cl bottle of spirits. In addition its non-drip feature means that the alcohol is in the consumer’s glass and not on the counter top.

Since 1938, UCP, located in Bridge of Allan, Scotland, has specialized in manufacturing high quality security closures for the Spirits market and is today one of GCS’ Centers of Excellence.

Thanks to its best in class security closures solutions as well as its expertise in high speed capping to boost production efficiency and output, GCS serves the global leaders in the premium spirits market all around the world.

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