INDIANAPOLIS — Global packaging leader Closure Systems International (CSI) today announced the introduction of Omni mini XP – the newest, lightest and best-performing closure for carbonated soft drinks and sparkling beverages in the industry. Omni mini XP is an ultra lightweight, one-piece / linerless 28mm closure, compatible with the 1881 bottle finish. Weighing less than two grams, this closure delivers best-in-class capping application performance, CO2 retention, impact resistance, and raw material savings for brand owners producing sparkling beverages.
“Omni mini XP is absolutely the best performing linerless CSD closure that we’ve ever developed,” said John Grainda, CSI Global Marketing Director. “We’ve packed an incredible amount of innovation and advanced technology into this highly efficient design. Bottlers, brand owners, and consumers will no doubt appreciate the benefits of this closure.”
CSI’s Omni mini XP meets or exceeds all global bottler protocols across the widest range of distribution conditions. The closure is precision-engineered to enhance capping application performance, which results in lower defect rates and higher productivity for beverage bottlers who rely on delivering high production output every day. Customer testing has proven that this new closure reduces cocked caps, reduces variability across colors, and reduces sensitivity to bottling line speed changes. The result is more efficient bottling and lower cost of operation.
Omni mini XP also delivers high impact resistance and industry-leading CO2 performance. Despite its lightweight design, Omni mini XP passes extreme drop test protocols, keeping the package secure even when exposed to harsh distribution and retail display conditions. The robust seal design also protects the integrity of the brand, providing the highest level of product freshness for consumers.
In addition to providing advanced performance for beverage customers and consumers, the new closure is made using fully recyclable polyethylene resin and delivers maximum source reduction and a reduced carbon footprint. Omni mini XP can be used across the full range of beverage packages, ranging from 250 ml to 3 liter non-returnable PET bottles, and several closure knurl patterns (24, 24/120, 60, 120) are available.
Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is recognized as a global leader in closure design, manufacturing, and high speed application systems. In addition to quality closures and capping equipment, CSI provides unparalleled customer and technical services globally. Major categories served include carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, juices, isotonics, teas, adult beverages, dairy, foods, and automotive fluids.
CSI’s closure systems solutions help customers maximize profits by increasing the marketability of their brands and optimizing their total cost of operations. In its 30 locations worldwide, CSI employs approximately 3,800 people. CSI is part of Reynolds Packaging Division, an operating division of the Rank Group.