Counterfeiting and product pirating rank among the growing challenges of our increasingly interlinked international economy. Product copy is a real problem for factories due to lost sales and the deterioration of their brand’s image induced by the poor quality of replicates. Rieke®, a TriMas Packaging brand, just launched its IMF-5 In-Mold FLEXSPOUT® tamper-evident closure for pails to provide its consumers with better product and protection.
Next-generation anti-counterfeit solution for plastic pails: Rieke’s latest IMF-5 In-Mold FLEXSPOUT® assures advanced product and brand protection.
According to Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, counterfeit products account for roughly 2.5 percent of international trade – an approx. Value of $461 billion. The list of counterfeit products ranges from high-end luxury goods such as watches, perfumes, and leather products, to everyday consumer goods such as toys, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food, to industrial goods such as machinery, spare parts, and even chemicals. Rieke now has a new solution in its tamper-evident closures to ensure adequate support for original manufacturers in their fight against product fraud.
Security first – functional design and easy recyclability a close second
Rieke’s latest product, the next-generation IMF-5 FLEX SPOUT for plastic pails, is molded directly into the lid during injection molding. This permanent bond between the closure and lid makes it impossible to manipulate or break without detection – ensuring maximum product and brand protection for manufacturers. The IMF-5 excels with its premium leak-resistant design and integrated tamper-evident pull ring, ensuring secure product delivery every time.
While the IMF-5 FLEX SPOUT was developed with product security top of mind, the functionality of the closure for customers is also a key benefit. The IMF-5 features a retractable pull-out spout with a hefty pour orifice for controlled directional dispensing. It is ideally suited for various industrial applications such as automotive oils and lubricants, paints and coatings, adhesives, and cleaning chemicals.
Additionally, the next-generation closure contains a unique blend of materials enabling improved flexibility and suitability for cold-weather applications. With its low-profile design, the IMF-5 can be easily stacked and installed robotically – for efficient, cost-saving processing. The IMF-5’s all-plastic, polyethylene design allows the closure to be easily recycled, making it a sustainable option for spouts consisting of mixed materials.
“The IMF-5 is truly an all-in-one solution. We are happy to help our clients fight against counterfeiting with a highly effective solution”, summarizes Alistair Paterson, Product Marketing Manager – Closures at TriMas Packaging. “This next-generation In-Mold FLEX SPOUT guarantees safety, security, exceptional product and brand protection, easy handling, and sustainable waste management.”