Product Development

A+O invents a further innovative product: 3-K-LK-cap heads

This innovation enables the company to access the market for non-refillable bottles

A+O Kunststofftechnik has many years of experience and know-how in the plastics processing industry and a technical specialization in injection molding process as well as in molding tools. The company has best contacts to highly reputable companies. This provided ideal conditions for Bernd Oester, CEO at A+O Kunststofftechnik, to start an extensive and complex development project once again: this time he focused on a reproducible injection molding process for a coreless, hollow cap head.

The development was successfully completed in the first half of 2014. Since July 2014 the new 3-K-LK-cap head has been manufactured at the Schwarzbach subsidiary near Kulmbach. Its innovative production process helps to achieve substantial savings in weight as well as shortening the cycle time. Thus A+O Kunststofftechnik has gained a technically unique selling proposition with an attractive price-performance ratio without any impact on characteristics or quality of the cap head.

As for 2K-cap heads, the TVP sealing rings of new 3K-LK-cap heads are directly injected. 3K-LK-cap heads are used for different kind of applications such as high-proof alcohol, oil, fat or in different material- and colour combinations for standard purposes.

The additional product innovation made by A+O Kunststofftechnik is not only economic for refillables but also for non-refillable bottles in the beverage industry. A+O has achieved a cutting edge technology which benefits their clients.