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Conta-Pack Pty Ltd

Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3333 2281
Fax: (07) 3889 3624
Sales
sales@contapack.com.au
Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8682 8604
Sydney
Phone: (02) 9011 6222

Email Orders/Enquirys

sales@contapack.com.au

Please provide your full delivery address with post code. (No P.O. Boxes) Contact name/Company name and Contact phone number.

Storage of Bottles and Closures.

All Bottles, Jars and Closures must be stored in a cool dry location out of direct sunlight.

PET Bottles And Jars.

With respect to PET Bottles and Jars - they are particularly susceptible to heat and sunlight and particular care should be taken. PET bottles and Jars exhibit particular tell tale faults if stored incorrectly.

Torque Guidelines for Capping Bottles

Torque is rotational force applied during application or removal of a closure from a bottle.

Application Torque:- The rotational force with which a closure is applied to a bottle finish during capping. It affects seal integrity and tightness between bottle and closure. Properly established application torque will provide sealing integrity under expected conditions or temperatures, humidity and shock.

Removal Torque:- The rotational force with which a threaded closure is removed or unscrewed from a bottle finish. It defines the amount of rotational force necessary to loosen, open, or remove the closure. A properly designed package should have a removal torque range appropriate for its intended use and the consideration of any requirements for child resistant or tamper evident closure needs.

Stripping Torque:- The application torque which is sufficient to cause the closure and/or bottle finish to distort and override the matching closure/bottle threads, resulting in loose caps, no seal, or package component deformation.

The following torque values are listed for use as guidelines only, and are to be used for closure application by hand under controlled conditions.

 

Neck Finish

Application Torque (inch-pounds)

18

7-10

20

8-12

22

9-14

24

10-18

28

12-21

30

13-23

38

17-26

48

19-30

58

23-40

63

25-43

70

28-50

83

40-65

95

40-70

110

45-70

Note:- Immediate removal torque values are approximately 40-80% of application torque values. Production capping equipment should be adjusted to produce similar immediate removal torque values.

*These are generally accepted application torques. Specific closures may require specific application torques which differ from those listed above. Check with your closure manufacturer for specific information.