Asset Publisher

angle-left The perfect closure for every condiment – find out which is best for your product
28 dicembre 2020

The perfect closure for every condiment – find out which is best for your product

Finding the correct closure is critical to keeping your olive oil, balsamic vinegar or other condiment at its best 

Even in the world of condiments, it's essential to pay attention to the type of closure used to seal a product.

There are a variety of product types in the condiments sector, which is divided into segments based on quality and price. Some examples of products in the higher-level segment include balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil – the newest ‘ultra-premium’ oil category – and PGI products. All of which set themselves apart with their meticulous production processes and attention to detail.

In this context, where competitiveness is always on the rise and demand developing, packaging is then key to standing out from the rest. The bottle – and consequently the closure – are no longer mere containers. Instead, they have been transformed into sales and marketing tools. This is even more so for premium and ultra-premium condiments, making it essential that packaging can preserve the product's sensory characteristics without damaging them in any way.

 

Take a step backwards

The first evidence of oil use dates back to 4,000 BCE, in Armenia and Palestine as well as in India. Only in 2,500 BCE did the Greeks begin to spread the cultivation of olive trees in the Mediterranean region. This was the starting point of condiment history as we know it today. More or less around the same time traces of vinegar production have been found.

Both of these traditions were driven forwards by the Ancient Romans, known for their love of feasting, through to current times where we have a strong connection to these traditions, albeit with the continued search for innovation.

 

Packaging in the world of condiments

Broadly speaking, condiments don’t enjoy light very much. Premium oils, in particular, are packaged in dark-coloured bottles to make sure that the contents are preserved over time. After all, they are delicate liquids that deserve the right care even when it comes to a closure.

Just for this reason, Tapì has created a range of pourer closures designed for use with premium and ultra-premium oils and vinegars.  Primarily they are T closures with a pourer integrated into the design to ensure the perfect pour, eradicating drips and waste.

 

Pourer closures – what are they and why choose one

As already explained, pourer closures are T closures that have an integrated pourer. Choosing this type of closure for condiments offers perfect portion control, with an exceptional user experience and also they offer the perfect preservation for the product. All this with originality of design and outstanding aesthetic impact.

Within the Collection range by the Tapì brand, you can find many types of closure with pourer fittings that can be entirely customised both on the head and the leg sections. Let’s have a look some examples.

 

Alu Mix

Tapì’s Alu-Mix is a bar-top pourer closure, with an aluminium head and leg in synthetic material. Some of the customisation options available:

  • Top and / or side embossing,
  • Top debossing,
  • Top and / or side print,
  • Wet effect
  • Diamond side embossing.

The aluminium head can be customised in any colour and the pourer leg can be made from synthetic material or with Tapì’s innovative NEOS technology that uses renewably sourced polymers to reduce the product’s carbon footprint.

 

Ghost Charm

Ghost Charm is a bar-top pourer closure, with aluminium head and leg in clear synthetic material. It differs from Alu-Mix with its pourer material, but it can be customised with all the same finishes.

 

Ghost Classic

Ghost Classic is a bar-top pourer closure, with a wooden head and leg in clear synthetic material that can finish off any packaging with a minimalist design. Some of the customisation options available:

  • Top and / or side print,
  • Medallion,
  • Laser,
  • Fire branding,
  • Top and / or side color filling.

Ghost Classic closures are available in beech, ash and oak with lacquer, soft touch or tumble finishes.

 

Ghost Crystal

Ghost Crystal is a bar-top pourer closure with head and leg in clear synthetic material. By its very nature, this type of closure doesn’t need any customisation.

 

Mono Mix

Mono-Mix is a bar-top pourer closure with head and leg in synthetic material. Some of the customisation options available:

  • Top embossing,
  • Top debossing,
  • Top hot stamp,
  • Smooth side.

You can also customise this closure with any colour in your personal palette and the pourer is also available in NEOS technology.

From Mono Mix we have created a Mini version with leg sizes 13, 14 and 16 mm.

 

Starlight Mix

Starlight Mix is a bar-top pourer closure with head in clear synthetic material and synthetic leg, which are ultrasonically welded.

Many customisation options are available:

  • Top head and / or side print,
  • Under head print,
  • Top leg hot stamp,
  • Medallion,
  • Customized leg color,
  • Transparent ring,
  • Metallic ring.

You can also select the pourer version with NEOS technology. And you can create a distinctive shaded gloss look with the head as the starting point. Find out more here.

 

T-Mix

T-Mix is a bar-top pourer closure with a head and a leg in clear synthetic material. Customisations available are:

  • Top print,
  • Bordolese,
  • Clear white.

This closure can be colour customised both on the head and the leg, which can also be made with NEOS technology.

 

W-Mix

W-Mix is a bar-top pourer closure with wooden head and leg in synthetic material. Many customisation options are available:

  • Top and / or side print,
  • Medallion,
  • Laser,
  • Fire branding,
  • Top and / or side color filling.

W-Mix closures can be shaped from beech, ash and oak which can have lacquer, soft touch or tumble finishes applied. W-Mix is available a Mini version with leg sizes 13, 14 and 16 mm.

 

Lastly, we recently launched a new product – a union of our two best-selling products – Starlight Mix and Ghost Edition. It is entirely made from transparent synthetic materials. Ask us for more information.

 

A final note

At Tapì we have created numerous pourer closures designed to be used in the condiments sector. Their advantages are that they offer a perfect, even and continuous pour, but they also offer the best seal and preservation for the product.

Contact us for more information

 

Verknüpfte Assets