Most of us use some cap or enclosure every day. Whether it’s the cap of a water bottle or an enclosure for some medicine, these products are an everyday staple of our modern world. When manufacturers and engineers create caps, they need to think about the functions as well as the aesthetics of the final product. Making these considerations makes final products more durable and desirable.
Caps and closures are responsible for safeguarding products from premature degeneration, microbes, and damaging UV lights. For the medical, beverage, food, and pharmaceutical sectors, protection from detrimental effects is even more important
Caps and closures require specialty compounding to add one or more functional additives to the cap to seal containers effectively and provide the highest levels of protection,
Antimicrobial additives are rather crucial for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. An antimicrobial cap is known to reduce the risk of infections in catheter tubes.
Antioxidant additives reduce the rate that caps degrade. As the plastic degrades, seals on packaging weakens. Adding antioxidant additives dramatically reduces the frequency that plastics degrades.
UV stabilizers protect plastic that is commonly exposed to ultraviolet light from sunlight or other sources. UV lights cause fading in the color of standard plastics, which ruins the aesthetic appeal of the cap or closure. Color masterbatch ensures that colors pop and remain vibrant.
Mold resistant additives prevent harmful substances from growing or sticking to caps. This additive type is important for maintaining healthy products. For the best specialty compounding New York has, you should not hesitate to give our talented team a call!Related Reading: