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Caps and Closures: Functions and Aesthetic Considerations

Caps and closures help safeguard products from microbes, premature degeneration and damaging UV light – protection that is particularly crucial for the food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.Additives not only provide protection, they can also be designed to complement a product’s or package’s aesthetic appeal.Common Functional Additives for Caps and ClosuresTo effectively seal a bottle or container and provide the right level of protection for the contents, caps and closures may require one or more functional additives. Some of the most widely used include:Antimicrobial addi

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UV Stabilizer Additives

What are UV Stabilizers? UV stabilizers are additives for plastics that help mitigate deterioration or break-down of the plastics in products that are primarily used outdoors. These products might include but are not limited to lawn and garden equipment, pool equipment, pool and patio furniture, automotive application including both interior such as instrument and dash panels, and exterior parts. Sunlight, hot and cold temperatures and other weather situations can cause the properties that make plastic long lasting and beautiful to break down and cause color fading. How do the UV Stabilizers

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