RPC Containers Market Rasen, the UK packaging provider, has redesigned two of the containers for McCormick's leading Schwartz brand of herbs and spices, to provide improved tamper evidence.
Previously McCormick had used a shrink sleeve around the cap but required a technically appropriate, cost-effective alternative that would still be able to run on existing filling lines.
RPC's unique solution, formulated by the Design Department at Raunds, is an innovative pack design that replicates the existing container, but features a removable band around the top of the container rather than on the cap.
In this way, the tamper evident band sits flush with the rest of the container rather than protruding, which would have affected its performance on the filling line.
Removal of the band releases the flip top closure, which provides easy dispensing and measuring of the pack contents.
The container and closure are injection moulded in polypropylene by RPC Market Rasen and RPC Halstead respectively. They are manufactured in two sizes, the big value pot and the polypot. The containers are filled at the McCormick factory in Southern France.
"This is an ingenious solution from RPC which has provided tamper evidence without detracting from the overall look of the containers," commented Liz Day, spokesperson for McCormick.