• A close-up look at the Tab-Lok child-resistant closure for flexible packaging.
    A close-up look at the Tab-Lok child-resistant closure for flexible packaging.
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Zip-Pak will debut a new child-resistant resealable closure for flexible packaging at Pack Expo 2017 this month.

The zipper technology company will demonstrate its Tab-Lok at the show, which runs from 25-27 September in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

Tab-Lok recently obtained Conformity of Packaging according to both US 16 CFR 1700.20 and ISO 8317 standards from IVM-childsafe. This designates it an accredited child-resistant resealable solution throughout the US and Europe.

Tab-Lok easily integrates into a customer’s current manufacturing operations, without significant changes to equipment or capital investment.

Tab-Lok offers a unique press-to-close solution, streamlining the opening process through a tab mechanism.

The small tab is used to open the zipper during first and subsequent uses of the package.Although the tabbed profile provides deterrence for younger children, it provides easy accessibility for older consumers often challenged by child-resistant packaging.

Whether a consumer requires 10, 20, or 50 capsules, often the same-sized rigid package is used to accommodate all quantities. A flexible child-resistant option opens the door to packaging that can be customised to a specific quantity.

Detergent pods and other potentially dangerous home and garden products would be good candidates for Tab-Lok.

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