Albéa launches its new range of Basic Cap flip-top caps in 100% PE version. After the Slim Cap PE version launched this summer, this cap comes as an addition to the range of single-material tube solutions provided by Albéa, thus taking another step towards its objective of 100% recycled packaging by 2025.

The PE Basic Cap, combined with a PE sleeve and head in PE too, produces a single-material tube that can be processed in existing rigid HDPE recycling streams. The entire packaging is processed into PE recycled plastic granules ready to be reused for other applications. Single-material packaging thus contributes to maintaining the good quality of the material from its recycling stream.

The PE Basic Cap is a clickable flip-top cap. It is compatible with the entire range of laminate and plastic tubes with a diameter of 30, 35, 40 and 50mm.

The Slim Cap PE is one of the lightest caps on the market, an eco-designed model that combines the weight reduction of the packaging with its recyclability. It is available with a 50mm diameter, also in laminate or plastic tubes.

“With these two models of PE caps, we can offer our customers a choice of single-material recyclable tube solutions, helping them to differentiate themselves and achieve their packaging recyclability objectives” Caroline Hughes, Marketing Tubes Manager at Albéa.

The Albéa Group’s ambition is to make all its packaging recyclable by 2025, a strong commitment made when the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen McArthur Foundation was signed in October 2018.

Over the past two years, the group has reviewed all of its product roadmaps in order to meet this ambitious objective and provide its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions that are perfectly in line with their CSR strategies and objectives.

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Written by Kevin Gambrill