Beyond the Threads 2018-07-11T15:42:32+00:00

A Guide to Troubleshooting Metal Lug Caps

A Practical Guide to Troubleshooting the Application of Metal Lug Caps Lug caps are a type of metal cap used to seal glass bottles and jars, using a unique threading system. Rather than having a continuous thread, these caps have lugs–angled metal tabs positioned on the inside of the cap’s skirt that grip the [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Beyond the Threads, Silgan U|Tags: , |0 Comments

Come See Silgan at PackExpo, Booth #N-6035

  Silgan is excited to be a part of PackExpo 2018, held October 14-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. All Silgan divisions will be on hand demonstrating the latest innovations and product suite offerings. Executives, product managers, partners and customers will all be on hand to discuss best practices or strategize on the [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Beyond the Threads, News + Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

Silgan Vision Upgrades its Popular 51R56 Vision Inspection System

Silgan Vision Upgrades its Popular 51R56 Vision Inspection System, Increasing Throughput Speeds to 1,200 Bottles per Minute Waukegan, IL ­– The Silgan Vision 51R56 vision inspection system inspects filled bottles for cocked, loose, and missing caps, damaged or missing tamper-evidence bands and low fill levels. Available system options include confirming proper cap color and [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News + Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

Get Smart About Food and Beverage Packaging for E-Commerce

The e-commerce distribution cycle of food and beverage products is vastly different than the traditional distribution cycle for shipping directly to stores. Here, we break it down for you by using a jar of pasta sauce as an example. Traditional Distribution Cycle (4 to 5 Touchpoints) Jars of pasta sauce in a traditional distribution [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Beyond the Threads, Innovation, Silgan U|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Plastic Closures: Injection vs Compression – What Will You Choose?

Both compression and injection molding come with pros and cons. But how do you know which manufacturing process better suits your food and beverage closure design? There are many factors from the size of the cap to your desired lead time that can make or break your decision. That’s why Silgan Closures experts are [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Categories: Beyond the Threads, Silgan U|Tags: , |0 Comments

Top 5 Takeaways from Silgan U Spring 2018

Recently, Silgan Closures hosted a two-day Silgan University (Silgan U) - College of Closures event at the Silgan Innovation Center. During this event, Silgan customers had the opportunity to learn the basics of food and beverage closure design and manufacturing. Experts, or in this case “professors,” discussed a variety of invaluable topics from updates [...]